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Lexus GX specifications revealed for Australia! Toyota Prado sibling reported to have 3.5-tonne towing, three-grade lineup


Key details for the highly anticipated luxury 4WD wagon from Lexus have appeared online detailing early specifications, the towing capacity and more

Preliminary specifications and a three-strong grade lineup have leaked online for the Lexus GX, along with the confirmation of a 3.5-tonne towing capacity.

Leaked in what appears to be a slideshow presented to dealers earlier this month, the images show three grades badged as GX550, Sports Luxury and the previously confirmed off-road-focussed Overtrail.

Lexus GX slides 2024
Key details including a 3.5-tonne towing capacity and grade lineup of the GX have been leaked online

The images, shared to several social media pages, are said to show specs for the Australian market and multiple dealer sources have since confirmed the legitimacy of the grade names to Chasing Cars, after an official update was rolled out in recent days.

A spokesperson from Lexus Australia declined to comment on the legitimacy of the leak.

The luxury sibling to the next-generation Toyota Prado is set to touch down in Australia in the first half of 2024, with the full list of specifications reported to arrive in March.

Lexus GX slides 2024 specs
Dealers sources have since confirmed the name of the three grades to Chasing Cars

What will each grade of the Lexus GX include?

Both the GX550 and Sports Luxury grade will be offered in a seven-seat configuration.

Although the GX550 and Sports Luxury differ by offering synthetic and semi-aniline leather respectively, both will be offered with the choice of either straight black or two-tone dark grey and saddle tan interior trim options. 

A choice of seven exterior colours will also be offered on these grades.

Lexus GX slides 2024 interior colours
The leak suggests multiple seat trim options will be offered to buyers

The entry-level GX550 will feature the following luxuries as standard:

  • Synthetic leather seat trim
  • 14.0-inch touchscreen multimedia screen 
  • AM, FM and DAB digital radio
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Head-up display
  • Power tailgate with built-in hatch
  • 20-inch aluminium wheels

Stepping up to the Sports Luxury adds:

  • Semi-aniline seats
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Front seat massagers
  • 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound system
  • Fixed panoramic roof
  • Auto-retracting side steps
  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Refrigerated cool box
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • 22-inch aluminium wheels
Lexus GX slides 2024 Overtrail interior
Two options are available for the Overtrail’s interior

Finally, the top-spec Overtrail grade scores:

  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • E-KDSS (anti-roll disconnect)
  • Downhill assist control
  • Multi-terrain select
  • Multi-terrain monitor
  • Crawl control
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Roof rails

The Overtrail is also reported to be offered in six colour options with the interior sporting either Black Nuluxe or two-tone Chateu Nuluxe trim.  

The GX will feature a 3.5-tonne towing capacity according to the report

As previously confirmed, the Lexus GX will arrive in Australia with a 3.5L twin-turbo petrol V6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system.

A 2.4L turbocharged hybrid system – likely falling under the name GX500h – is expected to be offered at a later date, though work is still underway to make sure durability standards are met on this drivetrain before its official release. 

How much will the Lexus GX cost in Australia?

Official pricing for the Lexus GX remains under wraps, but several dealers are citing a price range of between $140,000 and $170,000, though it’s likely this estimate sits on the higher end as to not mislead customers. 

The GX will arrive in Australia in the first half of 2024

Pricing for the GX is expected to slot somewhere between the top-spec RX 500h large SUV ($124,675 before on-roads) and the entry price of the Land Cruiser 300-Series-based LX, which starts at $151,561. 

Given the three-strong grade lineup of the GX, some crossover is likely, however. 

The full list of specifications for each grade is expected to be released soon with pricing to follow in March.