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In a major shift from the previous GX 460 model, Lexus has completely revamped its GX SUV for the first time in over a decade. The all-new 2024 Lexus GX 550 boasts a fresh design and enhanced performance, which the company hopes will instantly capture the attention of potential buyers.
At the recently held press event showcasing the latest GX model, Mackenzie Richter, Senior Analyst of Product Marketing at Lexus, revealed that the company foresees a sales figure of approximately 33,000 units for the year 2024. If this forecast proves to be correct, it would mark the most successful sales year for the model since 2005, when it recorded a total of 34,339 units sold. What’s even more remarkable is that the GX 550 won’t be available in dealerships until February, meaning the estimated 33,000 units only account for sales during 11 months.
Although considerably aged and having undergone minimal updates in its second iteration, the GX 460 has maintained a steady level of sales. In 2023, Lexus managed to sell 31,910 units, a slight increase from the 29,945 units sold in 2022. This could be attributed to loyal customers of the GX who wish to acquire the V8 engine before it is discontinued permanently.
The GX 550 marks the third iteration of the popular GX lineup, initially introduced in the American market during the 2002 season under the moniker of GX 470. This latest edition brings a significant shift in design, departing from the sleek and towering structure of its predecessor, the 460, in favor of a broader, boxier vintage aesthetic. The brand-new Overtrail variant aims to enhance the GX’s ability to conquer rugged terrain through the inclusion of all-terrain tires and a locking rear differential, drawing inspiration from how owners have modified their vehicles into off-roading beasts through aftermarket modifications.
Not only has the GX 550 undergone exterior enhancements, but it also received a significant overhaul under the hood. In place of the outdated 4.6-liter V8, the vehicle now boasts a robust 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, resulting in a considerable increase in performance. Horsepower has been boosted from 301 to 349, while torque has skyrocketed from 329 to 479 lb-ft.
The performance of the GX remains unknown as the details are currently confidential, but the specifications listed on paper are certainly impressive and it’s no surprise that Lexus is confident in its sales forecasts. In fact, the only potential issue for Lexus could be production capacity not being able to keep up with the high demand. With a full year of sales ahead and a built-up desire from the GX 460’s prolonged existence, it’s plausible that 2025 may see unprecedented sales for the GX model. However, this depends on whether or not this year has already surpassed that record.
The 2024 GX is set to arrive in dealerships in February, with an initial cost of $64,250.In just a few months, the much-anticipated 2024 GX will be available for purchase at select dealerships. The starting price for this highly anticipated vehicle will be $64,250.