Introducing the 2024 Lexus GX, the brand’s fresh take on the mid-size SUV that stands as a robust contender in the segment. Bigger, bolder, and more potent than its predecessor, the new GX leaves an unmistakable footprint in the realm of off-roaders and overlanding enthusiasts. It’s been redesigned from the ground up and is ready to redefine the term “Sophisticated Utility Vehicle”.
“For more than two decades, the GX has bridged the gap between legendary off-road capability and luxurious everyday driving,” said Dejuan Ross, group vice president and general manager, Lexus division. “The GX is a critical piece in the evolution of the Next Chapter for Lexus, and with new powertrains, an impressive host of premium features, and the all-new Overtrail grade, the 2024 GX has something for everyone.”
Evolution of GX and the Introduction of Overtrail Grade
The GX, entering the market for the first time in 2002, quickly became a favorite amongst Lexus enthusiasts due to its unparalleled off-road capabilities. As Lexus embarks on the next chapter of GX’s evolution, the brand introduces its first-ever “Overtrail Project.” The objective of this project is to inspire Lexus customers worldwide to explore nature through refined adventures, and this includes the introduction of the Overtrail and Overtrail+ grades for the GX.
Aggressively Refined Exterior Design
Lexus adopts an aggressive, rugged exterior design for the new GX. It presents a square-body profile with a horizontal design motif. The all-new GX sees significant enhancements, including an increase in width and an all-new bold, resolute front design. The vehicle boasts hard-to-miss 33-inch tires with 18-inch wheels on the Overtrail grades for optimal off-road performance. The back of the GX continues the powerful, square stance with a signature unified L-shaped light bar.
Luxurious Interior That Caters to All
Lexus doesn’t skimp on luxury. The all-new GX showcases a modern and sophisticated interior that creates a road-trip oasis. From the clean, open space of the lower, horizontal instrument panel design to the standard 14-inch Multimedia Touchscreen Display with Lexus Interface technology, every detail reflects thoughtfulness and modern luxury. The GX offers seating for up to seven and incorporates ergonomic measures designed to aid driving posture.
Built for Power and Performance
At the heart of the new GX is a twin-turbocharged 3.4L V6 engine paired with a 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission. This engine produces an impressive 349 horsepower and a torque output of 479 lb.-ft. The GX also offers increased towing capacity to 8,000 lbs. for Premium, Premium+, and Overtrail grades. A hybrid powertrain is set to be introduced at a later date.
Safety and Technology
The all-new Lexus GX includes standard Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, the brand’s comprehensive suite of active safety equipment designed to provide the highest level of driver support. Additionally, the vehicle comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay® Integration and Android Auto® compatibility, as well as a digital 12.3 Multi-Information Display (MID).
Lexus GX Compared to Lexus LX
While the GX is built on the same platform as the larger Lexus LX, it is significantly larger than its predecessor. It’s only a few inches smaller than the LX in most dimensions and has the same wheelbase, questioning why Lexus still plans to offer both models in the U.S. However, the GX offers more seating configurations than the LX, with most versions of the GX coming standard with a third row of seats.
While there has been no official announcement regarding the cost, it’s reasonable to anticipate that the 2024 GX will see a notable increase in price compared to its predecessor’s range of $59,275–$69,930. The manufacturing of this model is scheduled to take place in Japan, and the first units are expected to hit U.S. showrooms at the beginning of 2024.
The 2024 GX will be offered in six grades: Premium, Premium+, Luxury, Luxury+, and all-new for Lexus, Overtrail and Overtrail+.
The new 2024 Lexus GX represents a monumental leap forward in terms of design, power, and luxury. It’s a standout vehicle in the luxury SUV segment, equipped with everything an adventurer needs for an exciting yet comfortable journey. Pursuitist eagerly anticipates taking the all-new GX on an unforgettable journey, cherishing both the destination and the journey itself.
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”