Lexus Reveals All-New 2024 GX
The GX has always been a capable body-on-frame SUV, but aside from touting its towing ability, the Lexus has never fully exploited its off-road potential. That ends with the all-new 2024 Lexus GX. Though it shares its basic platform with the LX 600, the GX is about as redesigned as a vehicle can be inside, outside, and underneath. Lexus of Las Vegas is happy to tell you about it.
One look at the 2024 GX tells you this is a completely different animal. At its core, it is a boxy shape to maximize interior space, but that shape is behind a series of ever-changing surfaces joined by sharp creases and mildly rounded corners. It shows that GX means business without losing its luxury touch. A kick-up in the window line at the rear side doors and overtly flared fenders add dynamism to a profile lengthened by 2.75 inches thanks to a 2.36-inch longer wheelbase.
The “waist” of the Lexus spindle grille has been pushed up to the point that the upper grill portion merely adjoins the narrow headlights, and everything else up front looks sharply defined and purposeful. The rear looks just as straightforward, with full-width tail lights and adjoining brand badging breaking up the upright surfaces. Cargo loading improves with a liftgate replacing the swinging door and a lift-up tailgate window for added convenience.
Gone is the previous model’s V8, replaced by a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V6. The twin-turbo V6 produces 349 horsepower and a massive 479 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission. That is 48 more ponies, 150 more foot-pounds, and 4 gear ratios over the current model. Towing capacity is up to 8,000 lb. for the Premium, Premium+, and Overtrail grades and 6990 lbs for the Luxury and Luxury+ models. A hybrid powertrain likely based on the twin-turbocharged V6 will be available in the U.S. sometime after the GX early 2024 launch.
The 2024 GX’s GA-F platform features a strong, rigid, and lightweight ladder frame that connects a newly designed double-wishbone front suspension with a multi-link rear suspension. This 4-wheel independent arrangement increases both off-road capability and on-road handling and ride. An available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) constantly adjusts damping forces based on changing road conditions. The new GX also moves to Electronic Power Steering (EPS) for increased steering feel on and off-road.
All GX models will have Full-Time 4WD with a Torsen® limited-slip center differential It optimally distributes the driving force between rear left and right wheels when accelerating through a turn for a high level of controlled performance. Overtrail grades add an electronic locking rear differential for lock-step progress through the rough stuff.
Additional Overtrail off-road enhancers include Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), and 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor systems. Available is an all-new Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) which uses hydraulic pressure to engage and disengage the stabilizer bars when more wheel articulation is needed. Overtrail grades also feature 33-inch All-Terrain tires wrapping 18-inch wheels, a standard aluminum skid plate, and black accented over-fenders.
The interior carries on the exterior’s rectilinear theme with a low-positioned dash dominated by a 14-inch touchscreen operated by Lexus’ latest operating system. Physical controls remain for frequently used climate and audio functions. The driver is informed by a 12.3-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) and an available Head-up Display. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the lineup, with wireless charging now available. Overtrail models have four illuminated charging ports, increasing to six for the rest of the lineup. The standard 10-speaker audio system can be upgraded to a 21-speaker Mark Levenson Surround system.
The GX seats seven with the 60/40-split 2nd-row bench or six with 2nd-row captain’s chairs. Materials include semi-aniline leather and NuLuxe® trim with Overtrail grades available in a combination of Black NuLuxe® or Chateau NuLuxe®, both with Olive Ultrasuede accents. Access to the 3rd row is enhanced by a one-motion tumble system for the 2nd row.
The GX is equipped with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0. It is Lexus’ latest driver support system yet and includes:
- Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection
- All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
- Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Road Sign Assist (RSA)
- Proactive Driving Assist (PDA)
The GX marks a major move by Lexus to take on the luxury off-road capable genre. Its capability surpasses any previous GX with bold looks that disrupt the category. The new GX is expected to roll into the Lexus of Las Vegas showroom and inventory in early 2024.
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