Lexus Gets Into the Adventure-Ready SUV Segment
With the all-new 2024 GX 550, Lexus is up to the challenge with a combination of elegant features, offroad capability, and the luxurious quality for which the company is known.
Redesigned from the ground up, the GX builds on its 20 years in the Sport Utility Segment… making the case for the GX to be defined as a “Sophisticated Utility Vehicle”.
The new GX presents an unmistakably aggressive exterior design that exudes the tough, rugged persona. Lexus designers were intent on expressing the off-road functionality of a true body-on-frame SUV. Their guiding light was envisioning GX customers enjoying refined outdoor experiences, and, as such, they were determined to design a GX that exemplifies the juxtaposition of a tough exterior with a calming, luxurious, and modern cabin.
The 2024 GX 550 will be offered in 6 grades which include all-new for Lexus, Overtrail and Overtrail+.
With seating for up to 7, the GX 550 shares the GA-F platform introduced on the current-generation LX 600. This strong and lightweight ladder frame increases body rigidity and improved on-road handling. A newly developed double-wishbone front suspension is paired with a multi-link rear suspension to achieve both a high level of off-road driving performance and on-road prowess.
The GX has always been known for its offroad prowess, and the 2024 GX 550 is no different. Standard Full-Time 4WD is adopted for consistent responsiveness in varied terrain with a Torsen® limited slip center differential with locking feature. Overtrail grades add an electronic locking rear differential.
At launch in North America, GX will come standard with an efficient twin-turbocharged 3.4 l V6 engine paired with a 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission. The twin-turbo V6 produces an improved 349 hp, outperforming the previous generation V8, and torque output is a massive 479 lb ft. A hybrid powertrain will be available in North America at a later date. Towing capacity has increased to 3,628 kg for Signature, Premium and Overtrail grades with the standard tow hitch.
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