Just like many other body-on-frame models in Lexus’s lineup, the GX is also ready to receive a full redesign. We are eagerly waiting to see something new, considering that the current generation has been around since 2009. At this point, the officials are still quiet but it is pretty much for sure that the next-generation model will arrive in the next year, as the 2024 Lexus GX. Once again, it should follow the path of the Land Cruiser Prado and share most of the parts.
The Land Cruiser Prado is also about to receive a redesign in the next year and the latest reports suggest it will be codenamed LC 180. The GX will come with some changes, especially in terms of mechanics, where we expect to see a lot of improvement, especially in terms of the ride quality. Of course, big changes are coming in terms of aesthetics, while we also count on significant changes under the hood.
2024 Lexus GX Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation is coming after a very long time. So, it’s no wonder that the expectations are high. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform and we have no doubt that this model, just like the rest of the Toyota/Lexus BoF lineup, will switch to the new TNGA-F architecture.
The benefits of the new platform should be numerous. First of all, the next-generation 2024 Lexus GX should notably improve on-road manners. These are currently one of the weakest points. The new suspension will certainly be more refined, while the lower center of gravity will definitely make the handling more engaging.
On the other hand, the new 2024 Lexus GX won’t lose any of its off-road capabilities. Moreover, things could only get better. We count on things like standard four-wheel drive, low-range gearing, locking differentials, skid plates, hill descent control and many more.
The current generation has been updated a couple of times during this long production cycle and it still looks pretty good from the outside. However, the upcoming redesign should make it look even better. We count on the implementation of the brand’s latest design language, so a lot of inspiration may be taken from the new LX 600. In terms of the overall shape, we expect to see more muscles, though the proportions shouldn’t change much.
The proportions shouldn’t change much, and this refers to dimensions as well. The wheelbase should remain relatively short, around 110 inches, while the other measurements, including overhangs, shouldn’t change much either. Simply, the Japanese manufacturer will keep the off-road potential at the same level in that way, which usually isn’t the case with luxury mid-size SUVs on today’s market.
The Interior is one of the weakest points of the current generation. Simply, shows its age a lot, as the aesthetics definitely belong to the previous generation of a luxury vehicles. However, the build quality is still impressive, so we can only expect Lexus to remain at the same level. On the other hand, we expect to see completely new aesthetics, probably inspired by the full-size LX to some point, as well as on much nicer materials. Furthermore, we also expect to see all kinds of new tech features, maybe even the same dual-screen setup as in the full-size sibling.
As the overall dimensions are about to remain pretty similar, we also expect to see a pretty similar amount of passenger space. Base models will probably come with two rows of seats, both spacious and comfortable, while the third row will be optional and not particularly generous with space. The same thing is with the cargo area.
2024 Lexus GX Engines
This is the aspect that is about to bring significant changes. Namely, the old 4.6-liter V8 is definitely going to a well-deserved retirement. The replacement will be smaller, more efficient and more capable. One of the possible choices is the company’s new 3.4-liter turbo V6. You can find it under the hood of the new LX 600. We are thinking of its base version, which powers base Tundra models, with a max output of around 350 horsepower. The new engine would come with a new transmission, probably an 8- or 10-speed unit.
Besides the gasoline version, we also expect to see a hybrid variant of the new SUV. That model could come with the company’s new system, based on a turbo-four engine. The max output should go around 350 horsepower as well. Unlike most Toyota/Lexus hybrids, it won’t feature CVT, but rather a classic automatic transmission.
2024 Lexus GX Release Date and Price
The officials are still quiet but the new 2024 Lexus GX will most likely come already in the second half of the next year. The current model starts at around 57.000 dollars and we expect that the price tag could go a little bit higher with the next generation.