2024 Lexus GX Teased

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

Lexus teased the updated GX this week, suggesting that the model is about to become a bit more brutish looking. While the SUV has always resembled a Toyota 4Runner in a tuxedo, the next version is posed to share a platform with the Tundra and Sequoia — both of which are quite boxy.

While the GX has gotten more refreshes than we can remember, there hasn’t been a comprehensive update since 2010. For some, that was a good thing. Toyota fans can often be found hunched over their engine bays repeating the mantra, “If it ain't broke, don’t fix it.” 

The GX has become a champion among off-road enthusiasts with a thing for leather seats and people preparing their garages for an end-times scenario. However, anybody who spends the brunt of their drive on the expressway will likely find it difficult to appreciate.

While the update Toyota has conducted on the Sequoia has done a lot to modernize the SUV, it still seems to prioritize ruggedness over on-road drivability. That may also be what Lexus fans should expect from the TNGA-F platform GX. 

The teaser images showcase a boxy design with a lot of hard angles. Though, perhaps more telling, is the fact that the manufacturer saw fit to showcase the 2024 Lexus GX covered in the elements. The frontal picture has the hood covered in raindrops while the rear shot indicates that the vehicle just got finished running through the mud. 

Body-on-frame seems a given and we’re operating under the assumption that the factory will be dumping the V8 in favor of a twin-turbo V6. Hybrid variants also seem likely. The Sequoia can be had with an iForce MAX hybridized V6 offering 437 horsepower. It would be unlikely that Lexus would go with less, but we’ll have to see what happens.

[Images: Lexus]

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Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • Michael500 Michael500 on May 12, 2023

    I will only consider buying one if it has a big, ugly, cheap looking oversized black plastic grille as all Lexi have these days, otherwise forget it.

  • NJRide NJRide on May 12, 2023

    So wait is it moving from 4Runner size to Sequoia size?

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    • Varezhka Varezhka on May 13, 2023

      No, since the new Tacoma is also going to be on the same platform. TNGA-F is a very modular platform that will underpin all the western market BoF vehicles. And most of the developing world will be using a new IMV variant, including Hilux.

  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X As much problems as I had with my '96 Chevy Impala SS.....I would love to try one again. I've seen a Dark Cherry Metallic one today and it looked great.
  • Susan O’Neil There is a good reason to keep the Chevrolet Malibu and other 4 door family sedans! You can transport your parents and other somewhat handicapped people comfortably and safety! If someone can stand and pivot you can put them in your car. An armrest in the back seat is appreciated and a handle above the door! Oh…and leather seats so your passenger can slide across the seat! 😊Plus, you can place a full sized wheelchair or walker in the trunk! The car sits a little lower…so it’s doable! I currently have a Ford Fusion and we have a Honda Accord. Our previous cars were Mercury Sables-excellent for transporting handicapped people and equipment! As the population ages-sedans are a very practical choice! POV from a retired handicapped advocate and daughter! 😊
  • Freddie Remember those ads that say "Call your doctor if you still have...after four hours"?You don't need to call your doctor, just get behind the wheel of a CUV. In fact, just look at one.I'm a car guy with finite resources; I can't afford a practical car during the week plus a fun car on the weekend. My solution is my Honda Civic Si 4 door sedan. Maybe yours is a Dodge Charger (a lot of new Chargers are still on dealer lots).
  • Daniel J Interesting in that we have several weeks where the temperature stays below 45 but all weather tires can't be found in a shop anywhere. I guess all seasons are "good enough".
  • Steve Biro For all the talk about sedans vs CUVs and SUVs, I simply can’t bring myself to buy any modern vehicle. And I know it’s only going to get worse.