Lexus has confirmed the world premiere of the Third Generation GX will take place in Austin, Texas on June 8. To accompany the announcement, the Japanese automaker has also released a new teaser of its upcoming “true off-road SUV” which joins the previous two images we received earlier this month.
The new preview gives us a good look at the rear of the GX, a side profile, which looks a bit like the very square Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series. However, there are a few differences such as the smaller taillights which are joined by an illuminated light bar, while the side mirrors have a more boxy design.
The GX also sports more pronounced wheel arches and its window line rises halfway around the rear doors. As for the front, the SUV will come with a large chamshell hood that has raised corners to make it easier for drivers to spot the corners of the car when off-roading. It is accompanied by three-element headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights.
Again, Lexus isn’t providing further details at this time, but the all-new GX is expected to use the GA-F version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that also underpins the latest LX and Land Cruiser. The GX is expected to have a sister model in the form of the Land Cruiser Pradowhich is due for an overhaul after being stuck in its fourth generation since 2009 – it has been continuously updated for years.
In the automaker’s lineup, the GX sits between the X-ray And LX, but we never officially got the off-road-oriented SUV here in Malaysia. The same goes for the Land Cruiser Prado, although there is plenty to be found in the gray market.