2024 Lexus GX debuts with rugged styling and a V6 biturbo


Along with the first-ever TX, Lexus has also taken the wraps off the third-generation GX—which appears to be targeted at a popular British off-roader. I mean, the new GX is just as boxy, and this time around, there’s a new Overtrail trim that apparently can do some incredible off-roading.

Speaking of trims, the 2024 Lexus GX is gonna be available in Premium, Premium+, Luxury, Luxury+, Overtrail, and Overtrail+ trims. Unlike the TX, the GX is not limited to North America; it’ll most likely be sold in all major markets across the world. The 2024 GX will be assembled at the Tahara plant in Japan and is expected to go on sale in early 2024, depending on the market, of course.

And of course, we’re looking at the first-ever GX Overtrail in the photos above, which comes—factory fitted on the outside—with 18-inch rims wrapped with 33-inch all-terrain tyres; black overfenders; black roof rails; an aluminum skid plate at the front; headlamp washers; LED fog lights, and windshield wiper de-icer. This trim also boasts Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) for improved wheel articulation; exclusive electronic locking rear differential; Crawl Control with Turn Assist, and Multi-Terrain Select.

Other than that, the 2024 GX measures 197.04-inches (5,005 mm) long, 83.22-inches (2,114 mm) wide including mirrors and just over 75-inches tall (Overtrail model measures just over 76-inches), with a wheelbase of 112.2-inches (2,850 mm). The Premium models ride on 20-inch wheels while the Luxury models ride on 22-inch wheels.

The 2024 GX is built around the TNGA GA-F (body-on-frame) platform that also underpins models including the J300 Land Cruiser and its LX sibling, 3rd-gen Tundra, 4th-gen Tacoma and 3rd-gen Sequoia. Standard suspension setup includes a newly developed double-wishbone at the front, paired with a multi-link rear setup. Adaptive Variable Suspension is standard on Luxury+ and Overtrail trims.

Inside, space doesn’t appear to be a problem, at least for the first two rows. Key highlights depending on the trim include a 12.3-inch driver display; a 14-inch central touchscreen; 10-way heated and ventilated power driver’s seat; massaging function for front seats; heated steering wheel; Lexus Memory System (for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel), and 21-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. Download the pre-order brochure here.

As with the TX, the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 comes standard on all 2024 GX models. The suite 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), and Proactive Driving Assist (PDA).

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the 2024 GX is powered by a 3.4-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with 260 kW (349 bhp/353 metric hp) and 649 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a full-time 4WD system. The Premium and Overtrail models are claimed to tow up to 3,629 kg (8,000 lbs). Depending on the market, a 2.4-litre turbo petrol-electric hybrid powertrain option will also be available.

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