Lexus is set to launch two new large SUVs in Austin, Texas on June 8, which are the highly anticipated 2024 Lexus GX, and the all-new 3-row family-oriented 2024 Lexus TX.
Ahead of their official unveiling, Lexus has released additional teasers that provide the most comprehensive glimpses yet of these two vehicles.
Family-Oriented and Spacious
The 2024 Lexus GX is expected to be a successor to the current rugged off-road model, while the 2024 Lexus TX is designed to cater to families with its spacious three-row configuration.
Previously, we only caught a glimpse of the 2024 Lexus GX through a front headlight corner and a rear upper three-quarters shot.
However, the latest teaser images provide a full view of the vehicle, although partially obstructed by mud and water splashes as the car navigates rugged terrain.
Rugged Redesign: Ready to Tackle Any Terrain
As suspected from previous teasers, the 2024 Lexus GX has undergone a muscular redesign to complement its off-road capabilities.
2024 Lexus GX: Updated Spindle Grille Design
One of the most contentious design features of the 2024 Lexus GX is its spindle grille, which pays homage to Toyota’s early 20th-century automatic loom business. However, the updated design has toned down the grille’s prominence. Unlike the current GX, which debuted in 2009 before Lexus’ adoption of the spindle grille, the 2024 GX integrates the grille more seamlessly into the front of the vehicle. The grille has black outlines instead of chrome, at least on the trim level that has been previewed.
Heritage Design Elements Retained
The 2024 Lexus GX pays homage to its roots as a variant of the rugged Land Cruiser Prado, with several heritage design elements. The brawny hood with raised outer edges is reminiscent of the J90 generation of the Land Cruiser Prado, which was produced from 1996 to 2001 and famously outperformed a group of Range Rovers in the film “No Time to Die.” The distinct gusset cut on the D-pillar, a trademark of the LC Prado that has been present in the last three generations, has also been retained. The large, upright mirrors on the GX resemble those of the discontinued FJ Cruiser.
Sleek Headlight Design and Contoured Spindle Grille
The teaser for the 2024 Lexus TX provides a less revealing glimpse of the upcoming SUV, but it does reveal the headlight pattern, which is the first thing you’ll notice as it approaches you. Previous teasers have shown the classy three-row interior and the rear side view of the vehicle. Unlike previous Lexus models, the TX’s daytime running lights no longer have an L-shape. Instead, the new design has an inverted L-shape. Additionally, the spindle grille on the TX is more defined by contour, similar to the all-electric RZ’s design, rather than a brightwork border.
The design of the 2024 Lexus TX appears to be somewhat cluttered and not as sleek as other recent Lexus models. If Toyota has two design teams – one that produces busy designs like the original Mirai and the current Highlander, and another that creates aesthetically pleasing models like the new Prius, Lexus UX, and Lexus LC – the TX might belong to the former category. However, the vehicle’s popularity is likely to remain unaffected since it offers a three-row configuration based on the Grand Highlander, which will fit between the RX-L and LX models. A full assessment of the vehicle’s design will be reserved until it is seen in person.
Anticipated Release Date for the 2024 Lexus TX SUV
The official unveiling of the 2024 Lexus GX and TX is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 8. This event will provide a comprehensive look at both models and offer further details about their features and capabilities.