Lexus is dealing a one-two punch of massive SUVs in Austin, Texas on June 8. The 2024 Lexus GX is the long-awaited follow-up to the present off-road surprise, and the 2024 Lexus TX will likely be an all-new family-oriented 3-rower. However earlier than they’re unveiled in full Lexus is circulating a pair extra teasers giving us the very best seems but on the two vehicles.
To this point the one glimpses we have gotten of the GX are a entrance headlight nook and a rear higher three-quarters shot. The most recent pictures present the entire shebang, although it is partially obscured by large plumes of mud and water that the rig is splashing by. It is what we surmised from the opposite teasers — that the GX has lastly gotten a imply, muscular makeover to match its off-road prowess.
Maybe the GX’s most controversial design ingredient, the spindle grille impressed by Toyota’s pioneering automated loom enterprise within the early twentieth century, is way subdued. It is nonetheless there, however it now not seems grafted on (which it was on the present GX, whose debut in 2009 predates Lexus’ adoption of the spindle). Now the grille seems higher built-in into the entrance and, at the least on the trim degree proven, wears black outlines somewhat than chrome.
Heritage cues stay as a nod to the legendary, go-anywhere Land Cruiser Prado on which the GX relies. A brawny hood with raised outer edges remembers the J90 era constructed from 1996-2001 (the identical one which outmaneuvered a bunch of Vary Rovers in No Time to Die). The D-pillar additionally retains its distinctive gusset minimize, an LC Prado trademark that is been on the final three generations. Final however not least, massive upright mirrors seem to take their form from the dearly departed FJ Cruiser.
The Lexus TX’s teaser is much much less revealing, however it’s our first have a look at the headlight sample that’ll be bearing down on you as you allow the nation membership. Earlier teasers have proven the rear aspect view and fashionable three-row inside. Notably, it is the primary Lexus in years that now not makes use of an L-shaped DRL. Properly, the form continues to be there, however it’s upside-down now. A spindle grille that is extra outlined by contour somewhat than a brightwork border remembers the all-electric RZ’s.
It would not seem like the cleanest design. If there are two design camps at Toyota — one which churns out busy uggos like the unique Mirai and present Highlander, and one other one which blesses us with lookers like the brand new Prius, Lexus UX and Lexus LC — the TX may fall into the previous. Not that it will matter, although; a real 3-row based mostly on the Grand Highlander and slotting between the RX-L and LX will promote like hotcakes. However, we’ll reserve full judgement till we see it in individual.
Talking of which, the massive reveal present is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jap on Thursday, June 8.