After more than 20 years since the model's first generation, the 2024 Lexus GX marks a new standard for luxury amongst medium-sized SUVs.
The new model comes with a totally redesigned exterior based on straight horizontal lines and rough edges to underline the car's toughness and off-road capabilities. Complemented by a palette of earthy tones, the rugged vehicle's exterior is meant to blend in with various nature sceneries with the objective of producing one of the most well-balanced off-road experiences.
The six grades that the model offers will also take a toll on its exterior appearance as some exclusive design features are only available for specific grades.
To offer enough power, the GX has a standard configuration that includes a competent and efficient twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 engine, complemented by a 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission. With the twin-turbo V6, the GX achieves an impressive 349 hp, surpassing the previous generation V8's 301 hp.
Moreover, torque output experiences a significant boost, reaching a massive 479 lb-ft and providing a maximum towing capacity of 8,000 lbs (3,628 kg). The twin turbochargers ensure consistent and controlled acceleration, enabling smooth power delivery in both on and off-road situations. Lexus also said that a hybrid powertrain will also be available for the model.
As a contrasting feature of the raw exterior, the interior of the SUV has an abundance of premium features and high-quality trims. Besides the increased comfort for the passengers that can be seated on the three rows of the car, the GX takes a pragmatic approach by providing a driver-oriented cockpit design that features an arrangement of instruments made to minimize potential driver distraction.
The front 12.3-inch infotainment display pairs well with the optional 21-speaker Mark Levinson audio system capable of providing fantastic surround sound, perfect for increasing comfort during long trips.
In addition to its already tough and rugged exterior, the Overtrail and Overtrail+ brand-new grades models enhance their appeal with a range of features and specialized styling. The Overtrail grades come equipped with standard 33-inch All-Terrain tires mounted on 18-inch wheels, black accented overfenders, and an aluminum skid plate as standard features, further enhancing their rugged appearance.
All the visual features would've meant nothing if the Lexus GX didn't have such amazing off-road features. These include Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), and 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor systems. Additionally, to improve wheel articulation, an Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) is also included. For maximum traction, the OVERTRAIL model exclusively features an electronic locking rear differential.
The 2024 Lexus GX may be one of the most versatile SUV's in the world as it offers a luxurious interior encapsulated in a car that can easily withstand some of the toughest off-road challenges.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.5L V6 10AT (354 HP)
|Power:||260.4 KW @ - RPM|
354 HP @ - RPM
349 BHP @ - RPM
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|