Teaser Suggests the All-New 2024 Lexus GX Will Be Boxier in Form

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The 2024 Lexus GX Is Coming June 8Lexus
  • Lexus plans to reveal its next-generation GX on June 8 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

  • The current, second-generation GX has been in production since 2009.

  • The teaser above suggests the next Lexus GX will feature boxier styling.

The Lexus GX is an interesting vehicle. It’s the easiest way to get something like a Land Cruiser Prado in the United States, and its second generation kicked off in 2009. The downside is that its second generation is its current generation, so the GX is long in the tooth for some. Well, that’s coming to an end this June when Lexus pulls the curtain back on the third-generation GX three-row SUV on June 8.

The details about the upcoming GX are still, well, nonexistent. We can see from the teaser that Lexus is leaning into a boxier form for the upcoming GX, which makes sense when considering the shape of the Lexus LX-series SUVs. This new GX will likely borrow key components from the LX, like powertrain options and platform. Lexus and Toyota are both moving toward interiors that prominently display large touchscreens that control the media system, so we’d expect to see that head to the next GX, too.

The sad reality is that the 4.6-liter V8 powering the current Lexus GX probably won’t make the transition, considering Lexus has axed V8 power from the LX, and Toyota moved its Tundra to a similar turbocharged V6. That said, the i-Force Max hybrid system will likely show up on the next GX.

Countering the conventional wisdom that the freshest products are the ones that sell the best, the Lexus GX, despite being in showrooms for 14 years, actually leads its luxury midsize SUV segment, as tracked by Wards Intelligence. Lexus sold more than 6300 GX models in the US in the first quarter, easily topping its rivals (Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport, as well as Mercedes G-Class). Even more surprising, the GX handily outsold its larger sibling, the LX, which barely moved 1500 units in the same period.

For the continually contested luxury off-roader world, a new GX should make the battle even more interesting. Though, if you’re chasing a current GX, now might be the time to track one down and get a good deal.

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