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Speculation that a redesigned Lexus GX SUV would arrive in 2024 has been growing – now we know there’s truth in the rumors. Lexus has revealed teaser images of the new GX ahead of its official release later this year. 

Sneak peek photos show the SUV covered in mud 

Sneak preview of the upcoming 2024 Lexus GX headlamps.
2024 Lexus GX Teaser Image | Lexus

New teaser images of the upcoming 2024 Lexus GX display close-ups of the SUV covered in what appears to be mud droplets. 

It’s safe to assume that Lexus is implying the 2024 GX will keep the off-road capabilities that has made the current model a favorite among 4×4 enthusiasts. 

The current-generation GX has garnered off-road lovers with its rugged platform, 4×4 capability, and kinship with the Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser Prado. Luckily, it appears Lexus won’t stray too far from this winning formula.  

According to Lexus, we’ll get the full rundown on the 2024 GX later this year.

What should we expect in the 2024 Lexus GX?

The rear badging of the 2024 Lexus GX released as a teaser image.
2024 Lexus GX Badging | Lexus

First and foremost, we can expect a pretty robust styling redesign for the 2024 Lexus GX. 

It’s likely that it will take visual cues from the Lexus LX 600, the brand’s full-size Land Cruiser-based flagship SUV. That model received its long-awaited redesign last year, gaining a more modern look along the way. 

You can already see from the teaser images that the SUV will use the new Lexus logo that spells out the brand’s name across the rear hatch. It also appears to have a horizontal headlight design in the vein of the LX 600.

The redesigned SUV will probably ride on a new platform. The word on the street is that it will use the same updated platform as the new Sequoia and LX 600.  

Will the new 2024 Lexus GX still have a V8?

It’s unlikely that the 2024 Lexus GX will have a V8 engine. 

Parent brand Toyota has already shifted the redesigned Sequoia, Tundra, and LX 600 to its new i-Force MAX turbo-hybrid V6 powertrain. It’s both more powerful and more efficient than the old 5.7-liter V8 – but critics are skeptical of the powertrain’s ability to match the V8’s reliability. 

The redesigned Lexus GX is likely to follow in the footsteps of the other body-on-frame models and adopt some version of the i-Force MAX powertrain. We don’t know how or if the GX version would vary from the other models. There’s a chance that both it and the upcoming 2024 Tacoma could lower output versions than the full-size models. 

Whatever is under the hood, we can’t wait to see the complete package. 

The current Lexus GX is long overdue for an upgrade 

A white 2023 Lexus GX drives around a corner.
2023 Lexus GX | Lexus

While the current Lexus GX is beloved for its old-school performance and durability, it’s definitely falling behind its competitors in terms of design, efficiency, and refinement. 

Lexus last fully redesigned the GX over a decade ago. That longevity has helped give the SUV a sterling reputation for reliability. Its traditional V8 and truck-based platform shared with the 4Runner mean the GX has also become a cult favorite among off-road enthusiasts.

But even the best SUVs need an update at some point. 

If we can learn anything from other truck-based Toyota products that have gone through recent redesigns, it’s that the 2024 Lexus GX will have some significant technology and performance updates.  


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