The new-generation Lexus GX is rumored to adopt a four-cylinder hybrid engine. Hope it will happen with no sacrificing capability or performance.
The Lexus GX is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, and given the fact the latter is arriving with a hybridized four-pot instead of its conventional 8-cylinder unit according to some info leaked, the same most likely applies to the GX.
Its current naturally aspirated 4.6-liter 301-hp/329 lb-ft V8 engine leaves, and a 4-cylinder takes its place. A turbocharged diesel V6 engine remains an option in select markets.
Engine downsizing is not always a bad thing if the replacement is capable and efficient enough. In the case of the Lexus GX, expect to see a 2.4-liter turbo-four (the same that debuted in the Toyota Crown) under the hood of the next-gen GX. Or Toyota Motors may use a newly developed hybrid engine.
What other changes to expect?
A TNGA-F platform, higher level of safety, the newest infotainment system, sleeker exterior, and modernized interior – in line with Toyota’s and Lexus’s latest vehicles.
As for the launch time, the Lexus GX should come shortly after the new Land Cruiser Prado which debuts in the summer of 2023.