Finally, the wait is over! Here is the brand-new Lexus GX 550 for 2024. For those who favor luxurious off-road SUVs, it seems to be a home run. How come it’s a home run? Let’s examine the official specs in more detail.
2024 Lexus GX 550 Release Date
The new GX 550 will be made by Lexus, just as the previous models, in the Tahara facility in Japan. Early in 2024, it will be put on sale in the US. Closer to the debut, pricing and other information will be available. For comparison, the base price of the current 2023 Lexus GX is little under $60,000.
Introducing the All-New 2024 Lexus GX
When compared to the previous GX, the size of the all-new Lexus GX increases slightly. It is built on the same TNGA-F body-on-frame chassis as the all-new Toyota Tacoma from 2024 as well as the new Toyota Sequoia, Lexus LX 600, Land Cruiser 300-series, and Toyota Tundra. Six trim levels, including Premium, Premium+, Luxury, Luxury+, Overtrail, and Overtrail+, will be available for the 2024 GX.
The new GX does have a brand-new “Overtrail” version. Lexus is aware that many of its current Lexus GX owners enjoy personalizing and venturing off the beaten path with their SUVs. Many older GX SUVs with lifted suspensions, wider tires, and specially designed off-road bumpers have been spotted.
The new Overtrail vehicles that Lexus is introducing from the factory are intended to meet this requirement. The new GX is running on 33-inch all-terrain tires in this somewhat wider and elevated version.
The 2024 Lexus GX and Its Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
A new 3.4-liter (sometimes known as “3.5-liter”) twin-turbo V6 engine, which is primarily shared with the Lexus LX 600 and other platform mates, will power the 2024 GX. This engine generates 479 lb-ft of torque and 349 horsepower. It has a full-time 4WD system and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2024 GX 550’s efficiency is predicted by Lexus to be 17 combined MPG, which isn’t much better than the previous V8. A later date will see the release of a hybrid gas/electric variant of the new GX.
All-New GX 550 with Enhanced Off-Road Capability
The wheelbase of the GX 550 increases by around 2.5 inches to 112.2 inches. A better approach angle and ground clearance are made possible by the redesigned design. Here are a few details. It has a 26-degree approach angle, a 24-degree break-over angle, and a maximum 22-degree departure angle.
Even while these are not the ideal off-roader specifications, they are an improvement. The following off-road technology elements should help the new GX have great all-terrain traction.
The Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor, and Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) features will all be available on the Overtrail models. Only Overtrail models feature an electronic locking rear differential.
The brand-new GX 550 sports an aggressive new appearance, is a little bigger than before, and comes with additional off-road capability out of the box. It provides higher torque, somewhat improved economy, and increased trailer towing capacity. It does appear to be a home run.