It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen a “excellent, no notes” automotive reveal, however final night time, Lexus did it with the brand new GX. The dressed up Prado that could possibly be modified into a snug, super-capable off-roader seems to be prefer it’s now the s-tier cozy, super-capable off-roader straight out of the field.
The styling is pitch excellent, making just about every part else in its class seem like a toy or a busted minivan by comparability.
It’s a ladder body, you may get 33-inch tires from the manufacturing unit, there’s a locking Torsen heart diff and you may get an digital rear locker on a stable rear axle. It’s obtained KDSS, Crawl Management, and many others, and many others. Jesus Christ, take a look at this factor.
349 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque come by way of a 3.4L turbo V6 and a 10-velocity automated, so we lose the V8, which is I suppose a bummer, however nonetheless. Towing capability is as much as 8,000 kilos and there’s a hybrid coming. It’s 3.74 inches wider than the outgoing GX, with seating for 7.
The rear door now opens vertically, like a standard SUV. There are six “Grades” Premium, Premium+, Luxurious, Luxurious+, and all-new for Lexus, Overtrail and Overtrail+. There’s a 14-inch contact display screen, however extra importantly, bodily dials for A/C and audio quantity.
Granted, we haven’t truly pushed this factor, however the photographs and specs make it seem like simply essentially the most compelling luxurious off-roader available on the market.
Wow, good job.