First-ever Overtrail grade with standard 33-inch All-Terrain tires and 18-inch wheels
3.4L twin-turbo V6 produces 349 horsepower; 479 lb.-ft. of torque
Hybrid powertrain to come later
Standard Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and Lexus Interface with 14-inch multimedia touchscreen
Up to 8,000 lbs. towing capacity
Embracing the challenge of enhancing the ever-thriving segment of adventure-ready SUVs requires a deep sense of commitment, and the all-new 2024 Lexus GX proves it is more than ready to rise to the occasion. This remarkable vehicle effortlessly combines a blend of refined features, off-road capabilities, and the unmistakable luxury that Lexus is renowned for. With a complete redesign from the ground up, the GX draws upon its 20-year legacy in the Sport Utility Segment, making a compelling case for its recognition as a “Sophisticated Utility Vehicle.”
Today marks the birth of a new automotive legend as Lexus unveils the highly anticipated and fully reimagined 2024 GX. The original GX made its debut in the North American market back in 2002, instantly establishing itself as a formidable contender in the realm of mid-luxury SUVs. Devoted Lexus enthusiasts have consistently applauded its legendary prowess to conquer challenging terrains, seamlessly transporting customers from mundane errands to remote, untamed landscapes.
As the age-old saying goes, the true essence lies in the journey itself, rather than the destination. The all-new GX has been meticulously crafted to ignite the wanderlust within customers, encouraging them to explore their innate desire for travel, venture onto uncharted paths, reconnect with nature, and revel in the sheer joy of driving. In an unprecedented move, the GX proudly spearheads the implementation of the global Lexus “Overtrail Project,” making it the first vehicle to bring this groundbreaking initiative to life. By building upon the solid foundation established by its predecessor, the 2024 GX seamlessly integrates intuitive technology, thoughtful interior enhancements, and unwavering off-road prowess that loyal Lexus customers have come to anticipate.
Balances Ruggedness with Refinement
Unveiling an all-new rendition, the 2024 GX commands attention with its unmistakably aggressive exterior design, embodying the rugged persona it has consistently upheld. The skilled Lexus designers were resolute in capturing the off-road functionality of an authentic body-on-frame SUV. Guided by the vision of GX customers indulging in refined outdoor adventures, their mission was to create a vehicle that masterfully harmonizes a tough exterior with a serene, luxurious, and contemporary interior space.
In the lineup of the 2024 GX, customers can choose from an array of six grades: Premium, Premium+, Luxury, Luxury+, and introducing a first for Lexus, the Overtrail and Overtrail+ editions.
Distinguishing itself from its predecessor, the 2024 GX showcases a square-body profile accentuated by a horizontal design theme. At the front, the all-new GX seamlessly continues the Lexus spindle body concept with a bold and resolute design, enhancing its off-roading capabilities. The intention was to achieve a grounded and stable stance, resulting in a tightly constructed body with a wide track and fender flares that extend from the front pillar base towards the rear. Compared to the previous-generation GX, the overall width has increased by 3.74 inches (Overtrail by 4.52 inches). Notably, the Premium Triple Beam LED headlamps and grille opening have been raised to mitigate potential road impact, while LED fog and cornering lamps are available to enhance visibility. By reducing the front overhang by 0.78 inches, the GX achieves improved clearance. The commanding front presence is defined by the seamless integration of the grille and headlamp design.
From the side, the 2024 GX emanates a robust and authoritative presence, characterized by its horizontally flowing body and an extended wheelbase of 2.36 inches. Enhancements include a pulled-back A-pillar to enhance visibility, a lower belt line, and improved ground clearance. Overall, the 2024 GX gains an additional 2.75 inches in length. Amplifying its commanding stature, the vehicle boasts 33-inch tires paired with 18-inch wheels on the Overtrail grades, ensuring optimal off-road performance. Rear tread width is expanded by 3.26 inches for the Premium and Luxury grades and 4.06 inches for the Overtrail grades.
At the rear, the square and aggressive stance is maintained, featuring the iconic unified L-shaped light bar. The updated LEXUS logo continues the Next Chapter design language introduced on the 2022 NX. Responding to valuable customer feedback, the all-new GX introduces a standard power rear lift door, a first for the GX, featuring a pop-out window and the convenience of an available kick sensor for hands-free operation.
With a wide range of options, the 2024 GX offers 11 exterior color choices depending on the selected grade. These include Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, the GX-exclusive Incognito, Caviar, Nori Green Pearl, and Nightfall Mica. The Overtrail and Overtrail+ editions present exclusive bi-tone exterior color combinations such as Atomic Silver/Black Roof, Incognito/Black Roof, Nori Green Pearl/Black Roof, and an innovative Earth/Black Roof, marking a first for Lexus.
Unveiling the all-new GX, Lexus presents customers with the perfect combination of a rugged and capable exterior seamlessly integrated with the luxurious interior elements that transform the vehicle into a haven for road-trip enthusiasts. Regardless of the journey’s length, both drivers and passengers will relish the benefits of the modern and sophisticated interior. Boasting a driver-focused cockpit design, reminiscent of the all-new RX, the GX showcases thoughtful features that instill confidence in the driver, allowing them to focus on the road ahead.
A significant improvement over its predecessor is the all-new lower, horizontal instrument panel design, extending seamlessly into the dash, providing a simplified and enhanced experience for both front seat occupants. This design optimization grants excellent front and side visibility while creating a clean and spacious atmosphere. At the center, the standard 14-inch Multimedia Touchscreen Display with Lexus Interface technology takes center stage, complemented by physical dials for frequently used controls such as air conditioning and audio volume. Off-road controls are conveniently concentrated near the gear shifter to minimize potential distractions. The 2024 GX impresses with standard wireless Apple CarPlay® Integration, Android Auto® compatibility, and a digital 12.3 Multi-Information Display (MID).
Catering to the needs of up to 7 passengers, the all-new GX incorporates thoughtful touches throughout. Ergonomic measures have been implemented to reduce fatigue and enhance driving posture through improvements in seat cushioning, seatback bolstering, and headrests. The extension of the front seat hip point to heel height by 1.18 inches further adds to the driving comfort.
The second row offers two configurations: captain’s chairs or a 60:40 split-folding bench. For convenient access to the third row or luggage space, a one-motion tumble system has been introduced. The driver and front passenger seats come with standard heated and ventilated features, while heated second-row seats are available. The third row offers both power and manual seat configurations. To enhance safety and convenience, a rear seat reminder has been implemented.
The interior color design of the 2024 GX focuses on earth tones, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings just outside the vehicle’s doors. Customers can choose between a semi-aniline leather and NuLuxe® trimmed interior in Black, Dapple Gray, or Saddle Tan, accompanied by black or dark brown-grained trim. The Overtrail grades offer a GX-first color combination of a Black NuLuxe® trimmed interior with Olive Ultrasuede accents or a Chateau NuLuxe® trimmed interior with Olive Ultrasuede accents and black ornamentation.
The tech-focused interior of the GX leaves no stone unturned, providing six illuminated charging ports (four in Overtrail) strategically placed throughout the cabin, along with a wireless charger in the front console tray. Ample storage options have been enhanced, with increased space in the center console, door pockets, and up to 12 cupholders. Luggage space in both the second and third-row configurations has been improved, accommodating up to 5 suitcases with the third row folded. Two additional storage spaces have been added under the cargo area for smaller items, while an added 120V AC inverter caters to additional power needs.
The 2024 GX boasts a standard 10-speaker premium surround sound system, with the option to upgrade to the available 21-Speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound. Additional options, depending on the chosen grade, include the Digital Key, Cool Box, Head-Up Display, Traffic Jam Assist, Cold Area Package, and Tonneau Cover.
Inheriting the GA-F platform first introduced in the current-generation LX 600, the 2024 GX benefits from a robust and lightweight ladder frame that significantly enhances body rigidity and refines the on-road handling, embodying the essence of the acclaimed Lexus Driving Signature. Embracing cutting-edge engineering, a newly developed double-wishbone front suspension joins forces with a multi-link rear suspension, seamlessly combining exceptional off-road capabilities with superior on-road performance. Adding to its repertoire, the GX offers an available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) that dynamically adjusts damping forces in response to ever-changing road conditions. The incorporation of Electronic Power Steering (EPS) further elevates the driving experience, delivering enhanced steering feedback both on and off the road.
Unveiling the 2024 GX, it remains true to its heritage as a formidable off-road performer. Continually building on its off-road prowess, the GX incorporates Standard Full-Time 4WD, ensuring unwavering responsiveness across diverse terrains. Equipped with a Torsen® limited-slip center differential featuring a locking capability, the GX delivers consistent traction when needed. The Overtrail grades further enhance capability with the addition of an electronic locking rear differential. During acceleration, while turning, the advanced Torsen® differential expertly distributes driving force, optimizing performance by adjusting the load on the rear left and right wheels. This meticulous control translates to an impressive level of handling precision. Furthermore, the GX exhibits excellent responsiveness to changes in road conditions during straight-line driving, contributing to overall vehicle stability. Notably, the 2024 GX features enhanced electronic transfer case technology, enabling faster and seamless switching between 4hi and 4lo modes compared to its predecessor.
To cater to the diverse needs of customers, the all-new GX will be presented with two distinct powertrain options. Upon its launch in the U.S., the GX will boast a standard powertrain configuration consisting of a highly capable and efficient twin-turbocharged 3.4L V6 engine seamlessly mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission. This twin-turbo V6 powerplant unleashes an impressive output of 349 horsepower, surpassing the previous generation’s V8 engine with its 301 horsepower. Furthermore, the torque output has been substantially improved, reaching an impressive 479 lb.-ft. The twin turbochargers work harmoniously to deliver smooth and consistent acceleration, ensuring precise control over power delivery in any on-road or off-road scenario. Additionally, the towing capacity has received a significant boost, now capable of hauling up to 8,000 lbs. for the Premium, Premium+, and Overtrail grades with the standard tow hitch.
For those seeking a more environmentally conscious and fuel-efficient option, a hybrid powertrain will be made available in the U.S. market at a later date, catering to the evolving needs of customers who prioritize sustainability without compromising performance.
As passionately revealed during the Tokyo Outdoor Show earlier this year, Lexus has unveiled its groundbreaking “Overtrail Project,” a visionary initiative aimed at igniting the spirit of adventure and fostering a deeper connection between customers and the natural world. This transformative endeavor seeks to offer Lexus enthusiasts an array of future possibilities, encompassing potential products, accessories, gear, and immersive experiences. Embodying the essence of this pioneering project is the all-new Overtrail grade.
Building upon its rugged and resilient exterior, the Overtrail and Overtrail+ models embrace an array of exclusive features and specialized styling elements. These striking vehicles showcase an eye-catching bi-tone exterior paint combination, including options like Atomic Silver/Black Roof, Incognito/Black Roof, Nori Green Pearl/Black Roof, and a pioneering Earth/Black Roof color scheme, a first for Lexus. The deliberate choice of these colors aims to establish a harmonious bond with the great outdoors, exuding serene earth tones that seamlessly blend into nature’s embrace. Furthermore, the Overtrail grades proudly present standard 33-inch All-Terrain tires enveloping 18-inch wheels, accentuated by black overfenders and an aluminum skid plate, emphasizing their unwavering off-road capabilities.
Stepping inside, the captivating natural earth tones continue to envelop the cabin, with the unprecedented inclusion of the exquisite Chateau with Olive Ultrasuede accents and the timeless Black with Olive Ultrasuede accents, offering a touch of luxury that perfectly complements the outdoor-inspired theme. Elevating off-road comfort to new heights, the Overtrail+ grade exclusively presents a seat design that optimizes support during adventurous journeys, with available driver and front passenger massage seats and a driver power cushion extender.
The GX Overtrail grades leave no stone unturned when it comes to conquering challenging terrains, as they come standard with advanced systems like Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), and a 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor. These cutting-edge technologies work in harmony to ensure optimal traction on the trails. Moreover, the Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) enhances wheel articulation, further enhancing the vehicle’s off-road prowess. Exclusive to the Overtrail grade, an electronic locking rear differential takes traction to the next level, maximizing control and capability even in the most demanding environments.
Safety System+ 3.0
Introducing the 2024 Lexus GX, a remarkable addition to the lineup with an array of advanced safety features. Setting a new standard in driver support, the GX now comes standard with the cutting-edge Lexus Safety System+ 3.0.
This comprehensive suite of active safety technologies offers the utmost level of protection, encompassing a range of features including the Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Road Sign Assist (RSA), and Proactive Driving Assist (PDA). These state-of-the-art systems work in unison to keep drivers informed and provide assistance when needed. From alerting you to the presence of pedestrians or vehicles in the path of your Lexus, to maintaining a consistent speed or safe following distance from the vehicle ahead, these technologies enhance both safety and peace of mind.
Been waiting a long while for this, not just as a GX460 owner and die-hard Toyota 4×4 enthusiast but as someone who always wants car companies to push the boundaries and move the bar. Toyota/Lexus did just that with the GX550: It has the looks, stats, and presence to be a total game-changer. It’s a Land Rover Defender for those who want something more reliable or a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen for those who can’t afford one. This will undoubtedly sell incredibly well, and rightfully so.
Obviously, for our interest, the Overtrail is the shining star of the new GX550. As Chris mentions below, it really does have all the goodies we’ve wanted in the GX for a while now. Do we wish it had a front locker, too? Of course. But you can’t have it all. As-is, the 550, and the Overtrail in specific improve on everything the 460 does. I can’t wait to be the third owner of a GX550 Overtrail in 2030.
After shopping for a used GX in the last three months, I love this all-new redesign of the GX platform. The exterior looks like a modernized 70-Series wagon. It is refreshing compared to the “Predator-style” grille of the current generation of GX.
The Overtrail trim level not only looks great but will have the functionality to perform well in off-road situations. The 33-inch tires on 18-inch wheels are going to be fantastic. Ross and I both love our Toyo Open Country AT3s that we already have on our vehicles. The off-road tech for the OvertrailL also sounds great too: Multi-Terrain Select, Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control, and 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor systems are all standard and you get an Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) for better wheel articulation and an electronic locking rear differential.
Plus Lexus has my attention with a hybrid option to come in the future as well. Especially if the hybrid improves the already impressive 8,000 lbs. of towing capacity!
I can’t wait to pick one up!