Awaiting the Unveiling: Weeks to Go
Lexus has dropped a fresh teaser regarding the all-novel GX. This time, the image was a single one, with the carmaker’s luxury brand also announcing its debut set for June 8.
The recently released pictures bare very little information. As previously declared when the primary photos emerged, the Lexus GX luxury four-wheeler has some similarities in its design to the Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia models. We have included a photo of the Sequoia’s tail end in the photograph selection below so that you can familiarize yourself.
The GX could sport a similar squared silhouette as the Toyotas specified above, but with some hint of Lexus flair. Comparable to the LX600, the back lamps appear to be interlinked by an LED strip, however, whether or not the distinctive spindle grille will also be featured is yet to be unveiled.
Thus far, nothing has been stated officially, however the next GX is almost certainly going to be built upon the TNGA-F structure. The interior design will be similar to that of the Sequoia. Although Lexus has usually attempted to mask its alliance with Toyota, the LX and GX have often included hand-me-down cabins made with upscale fabrics. For validation, one only needs to examine the current Land Cruiser (not available in the USA unfortunately) as well as the LX600.
It appears as though the GX’s 4.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 motor will be extinguished, and for that there ought to be many cheers. As it stands, its size notwithstanding, this powerplant does not provide enough power – 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft being its capacity – so its time should probably come to an end.
The main inquiry is, what will Lexus substitute it with? Reports of an electrified four-cylinder turbocharged system have been pervasive since late 2019.
Having finally revealed the Toyota Tacoma for 2024, it seems reasonable to anticipate the iForce Max four-cylinder powertrain. Boasting a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, complemented by 48-hp electric motors, this formidable combination totes a whopping 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. In reality, it surpasses the older V8 motor in performance despite having only half the cylinders.
It is predicted that the iForce Max will compose the foundation for the engine, while the 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid power system from the Sequoia is anticipated to furnish topmost trims. The complete capability is conjectured to be 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque, however it could possibly be toned down to prevent rivalry with the LX’s models.
Lexus is seizing this chance to bring their GX up-to-date with more modern tech, introducing a selection of in-cabin displays, an all-terrain response configuration, and their most recent range of safety functions.