Search CarGuide.PH

June 9, 2023

2024 Lexus GX Wants To Fight The Land Rover Defender For Off-Road Luxury Supremacy

After 14 long years, Lexus has finally unveiled the latest-generation GX SUV. It will go on sale gradually in different regions starting the end of this year.

Keeping its body-on-frame structure, the Lexus GX moves to the TNGA GA-F platform contributing to better durability and reliability, on top of being a formidable off-roader. Designed as “The Premium Off-Roader,” it packs two powertrain options—a 349 horsepower and 650 Nm 3.4-liter twin turbo V6 and, for the first time in a Lexus body-on-frame vehicle, a 2.4-liter turbo hybrid. No power outputs were revealed for the electrified engine, but it’ll likely around 272 horsepower and 460 Nm. The V6 is mated to a 10-speed automatic.

Enhancements to the GA-F platform are in terms of body rigidity and optimized suspension geometry that provides outstanding stability, while still delivering the Lexus Driving Signature. An Electric Power Steering (EPS) system minimizes unnecessary road surface information transfer enabling the driver to fully concentrate on driving. The front suspension is an independent double wishbone, while at the back is a more traditional rigid suspension with extended wheel articulation. As standard, the GX adopts the E-KDSS or Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System found in the Land Cruiser 300. As an option, it can be equipped with a Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) that constantly adjusts the damping force for a more comfortable ride on- or off-road.

Full-time all-wheel drive comes as standard, with the off-road-centric Overtrail grade adding an electronic locking rear differential. Other trailing tech include Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control and even Multi-Terrain Monitor.

In terms of design, the all-new GX exudes a tough, rugged look with its square body profile and horizontal design motif. The Lexus spindle boxy continues here resulting in a bolder design that also happens to aid off-roading. Sporting a wider body (up 95 mm to 1,980 mm), it accommodates wider tracks. Other measurements are 4,950 mm in length and 1,865 mm in height. Wheelbase is at 2,850 mm. Design elements are also built for better ground clearance and off-roading with the headlights and grille raised up, and the front overhang decreased. Wheel size options start at 18 and are capped at 22 inches.

Inside, the Lexus GX has a lower, horizontal instrument panel design for easy vehicle placement from every angle. At the center is a standard 14-inch multimedia display. Physical dials and controls still remain for the climate control and audio system remain, while the driver gets a 12.3-inch gauge cluster. The seats have been reworked to aid in comfort (less head movement), while the second row is now available in both a bench or captain’s seat configurations. Either way, it has a one-touch tumble system allowing access to the third row. The third row itself is available in both manual or power adjust.

The Lexus GX comes with features such as a 10-speaker standard audio system or a 21-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system. It also has wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless device charging, and a 120-volt AC inverter.

The all-new Lexus GX also sports the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0. he comprehensive suite of active safety equipment provides our highest level of driver support with features such as 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). These technologies are designed to help, for example, alert you of a pedestrian or vehicle in the path of your Lexus or maintain a preset speed or following distance from a vehicle ahead.

The 2024 GX will be assembled at the Tahara plant in Japan and is expected to go on sale starting in early 2024.


  1. Kind of like a successor to the great Toyota FJ Cruiser.

    1. If they build a three-door Prado version, it might very well be.

  2. The rear tail lights feel off for me. Below the light bar(left and right) , they covered up big chunks(body colored) of what could be tail lights for the new Toyota Prado.


Feel free to comment or share your views. Comments that are derogatory and/or spam will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to moderate and/or remove comments.