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All-New Lexus GX 550 Preview of Upcoming Land Cruiser Prado SUV

by Navyatha Sandiri
New Lexus GX 550

The third-generation New Lexus GX 550 SUV, which replaces the second-generation model that was unveiled in 2010, has been announced by Lexus after several teasers. The new Lexus GX SUV is a completely redesigned car with new underpinnings, a body shell, an interior, powertrains, and off-road equipment.

  • North America will be the first region to sell the new GX 550.
  • shares a base with the Toyota LC 300 and LX SUVs.
  • receives new Overtrail off-road variations

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The TNGA-F platform is now used by the Lexus GX SUV.

The new Lexus GX utilizes the most recent TNGA-F modular ladder frame architecture, which also supports the Land Cruiser and LX, and maintains the traditional body-on-frame construction. The recently launched Toyota Tacoma pickup is built on a variant of the same TNGA-F platform, as are the upcoming Toyota Hilux and Fortuner SUVs.

The Lexus GX SUV seems more imposing and tough.

The new Lexus GX 550 has a more angular, butch, and polished appearance than the previous generation. The characteristic Lexus spindle grille has been masterfully blended into the exterior design with a variety of cuts and folds on all sides. Although the sides of the glasshouse are often somewhat angular, the windscreen is less angular and more vertical.

The body panels of the new Lexus GX are significantly flatter and straighter in profile than those of the outgoing model, and the rear passenger door window now has a noticeable upward curve. This design element might also be included in the impending, as of yet unannounced, next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV.

Unlike the previous GX, the taillights are now horizontal, connected by an LED strip, and prominently adorned with Lexus lettering in the center. Like the Lexus LX, the new GX SUV’s back windscreen and tailboard are upright.

Overtrail series of new Lexus GX SUVs unveiled

The Overtrail and Overtrail+ variants, in addition to their normal chrome-heavy trims, will be available on the 2019 GX. These have highlights on the fenders and grille in black as well as an aluminum skid plate. The basic wheels are 18 inches, while the tire package includes 33-inch tires. Crawl control downhill assists control, a 3D multi-terrain monitor, and an EKS suspension that increases wheel articulation for better off-road performance are some of these variants. With a massage feature and a power-extending cushion, the top-of-the-line Lexus GX 550 Overtrail+ offers enhanced seating.

Lexus GX SUV interior and features

The interior of the Lexus GX SUV is a perfect blend of luxury and technology, complementing its robust and rugged exterior. Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by an array of premium features and advanced tech.

One notable upgrade is the introduction of a state-of-the-art 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, providing drivers with a modern and customizable display of vital information. This high-resolution screen ensures that all relevant details are easily accessible, enhancing the overall driving experience.

In the heart of the dashboard, you’ll find a massive 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This central display serves as the command center for various functions, including multimedia, navigation, and connectivity features. With its intuitive interface and crisp graphics, accessing and controlling different aspects of the vehicle has never been easier or more enjoyable.

Lexus has paid attention to ergonomics by incorporating well-designed dials to control the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and audio settings. These tactile controls provide a sense of familiarity and ease of use, allowing you to fine-tune your cabin environment and enjoy your favorite music with minimal distraction.

For those seeking an even more immersive driving experience, specific GX variants offer the option of a heads-up display. This advanced technology projects key information onto the windshield, ensuring that crucial details like speed, navigation directions, and safety alerts are directly in the driver’s line of sight. This feature promotes safer driving by minimizing the need to divert your eyes from the road.

Overall, the interior of the Lexus GX SUV exudes luxury and sophistication, combining high-quality materials, thoughtful design, and cutting-edge technology. Whether you’re embarking on an off-road adventure or cruising on city streets, the GX’s interior provides comfort, convenience, and an elevated driving experience.

There are two available seating arrangements: a six-person layout with captain’s chairs for the second row and a seven-person configuration with a bench seat.

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Lexus GX SUV: drivetrain and off-road equipment

The new GX, which has a twin-turbocharged 349hp, 3.5-litre V6 engine paired to a ten-speed automated gearbox, will go on sale in North America first.

Full-time four-wheel drive and a locking Torsen limited-slip center differential are included as standard equipment for the GX. The Overtrail range also receives a locking rear differential and the electronically controlled transfer case’s ability to switch between 4WD High and 4WD Low.

More markets than ever before will sell Lexus GX SUVs.

In regions like Australia and Japan, the new GX will be sold for the first time, which means a right-hand drive variant will also be available. There have been discussions about adding more engine choices, which may include a diesel model. We anticipate Lexus to also deliver the new GX to India, however, this has not yet been verified.