What’s happening to the future 2024 Lexus GX? Well, the second generation of GX has been around since 2009, so it’s due time for updates and changes. That’s why the 2024 redesign work is on its way, and the 2024 model would be ready by that time. Expect the next Lexus GX to arrive as a luxury vehicle, which goes hand-in-hand with the Land Cruiser Prado, set as the 2023 model.
The Upcoming Platform
If everything goes as planned, then third generation 2024 Lexus GX would be coming with its ladder frame construction. But its body on frame structure on the luxury SUV will adopt the GA-F, which is the new platform available in TNGA family.
The GA-F platform has been used in the new Land Cruiser, and it enables the car to achieve lower center of gravity, leading to better axle weight distribution. When Land Cruiser 300 is being constructed on TNGA architecture, it improves safety, handling, noise insulation, and comfort. Its frame and body is more rigid up to 20%, way better than the LC200, with lighter body up to 200 kg. The new Lexus GX should benefit from these aspects too when it uses GA-F platform. It is expected to boost the dynamics.
The future Prado will come with mild-hybrid and full-hybrid options. The mild-hybrid type would be running on diesel unit of 2.8 liter capacity, while the full-hybrid one would be using the gas unit with 2.5 liter capacity. It’s possible that Lexus will ‘borrow’ the next electrified gas unit for the next generation GX.
The (Expected) Release Date
Because this new GX 460 is set as the 2024 model, you should expect this next generation SUV to be available by the end of 2023, or the very beginning of 2024 at the latest. Again, the company hasn’t said anything about the details of the upcoming GX but they promise that there would be different design incorporated within the new GX, along with punchier and more powerful powertrains. It’s highly likely that they are going to utilize turbocharged unit for the new crossover. If that’s the case, then this new ride will have faster performance and more powerful outcome, especially when compared to the previous GX models.
According to Toyota, buyers can also expect hybrid version, but if they want the hybrid type, it would be ready in 2025. Hybrid technology won’t be offered before 2025, so you should be content with the regular arrangement only.
The Pricing Matter
With the redesign work, expect the price for the 2024 model to increase from the previous model. You shouldn’t be surprised if the upcoming and all new Lexus GX may start from around $55,000. The new GS would be based on the (all new) Lexus LS platform. The offered unit would be the V8 unit or hybrid powertrain. Hopefully, the new Lexus GX will be running on V8 unit for European and American market, but the hybrid should be offered in other areas. It’s possible that the company would also incorporate the V12 unit with 6.0 liter capacity (which was used within the previous generation), but this is only speculation as it still remains unclear of what kind of powertrain the company use for their GX.
The new vehicle would be coming with big windows, slightly (raked) D-pillars, simple doors, broad body, and a boxy structure. The vehicle’s DNA would be new, along with L-shaped DRL, sleeker headlamps, and new designed grille. There is an extended hood for the new logo. In the cabin, the dashboard would be smaller and slimmer with new buttons being arranged in new configuration. Further details would be revealed soon about the 2024 Lexus GX.