Lexus has definitely taken their sweet time with the GX. The outgoing second-generation model was sold for 13 years, which is an eternity in the car world, so a new-generation model launch will definitely be a big deal. This is the 2024 Lexus GX, which has been redesigned from the ground up to become a much more rugged model than ever before.
The 2024 Lexus GX ditches the previous model’s conventional SUV shape for an angular and boxy shape. The Spindle Grille is ever present in the GX, which is now the Spindle Body. Slim LED headlights, sleek lines, and a tall roof somehow make the GX a true competitor to the Land Rover Defender as well. At the back, the new GX adopts the full-width LED taillight motif that debuted in the NX and RX. Likewise, the “LEXUS” nameplate is written across the tailgate as opposed to having the signature “L” logo.
For the first time, a rugged Overtrail model with blacked-out fender flares, more pronounced silver skid plates, black door handles, and a black contrasting roof. It also comes with 33-inch all-terrain tires with 18-inch wheels, which also helps in raising the GX’s ground clearance over the standard models.
The interior of the 2024 Lexus GX combines the ruggedness expected from an off-roader along with the feeling of a sanctuary while inside the vehicle. To achieve this, the quality of the materials is of a higher caliber–as expected from a Lexus, but with a rugged feel through a tough build quality. Technology plays a huge role in the GX’s interior, too, with a standard 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster and a 14-inch Lexus Interface infotainment system.
Like the previous GX, this new model is a seven-seater, and it comes with a 120-volt AC inverter for charging laptops or other devices. Other features that the GX comes with include a 21-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, and heated and cooled front seats, just to name a few.
Powering the 2024 Lexus GX is a new, smaller but more powerful 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine that produces 349 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, which is sent through a full-time four-wheel drive (4wD) system via a 10-speed automatic. A four-cylinder turbo hybrid will follow soon, which will make this the first electrified GX ever.
As it rides on the new TNGA-F platform that the Land Cruiser 300 and LX use, the new GX also benefits from off-roading features such as the Electronic Kinematics Dynamics Suspension system (E-KDSS) disconnecting sway bars for excellent wheel articulation and suspension travel.
The 2024 Lexus GX will be built at the Tahara plant in Japan, with the vehicle first going on sale in the United States in early 2024.