The Lincoln Aviator is set to receive a refresh for the 2024 model year, and to date, Ford Authority has spied a handful of prototypes of the luxurious crossover, giving us a sneak peek at its exterior and interior designs. However, the Aviator certainly isn’t alone in the heated luxury E-segment crossover space, which is currently filled with hot-selling vehicles like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Acura MDX. Now, after giving us a preview of another Aviator rival – the three-row TX – the redesigned 2024 Lexus GX has been teased by Toyota’s luxury arm, too.
The current GX hasn’t received a full redesign since 2010, which is quite a long time in the automotive world, but now, it seems as if Lexus is finally set to modernize the rugged and luxurious SUV. Lexus has managed to keep the GX going with a couple of facelifts over the past few years, but these teasers preview major changes that give the SUV a far more modern, angular look similar to the new-for-2022 LX.
Though no details were provided along with this teaser, the 2024 Lexus GX is expected to ride on the same TNGA-F platform that currently underpins the LX, Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser. It’s also expected to follow its platform mates and ditch V8 power in favor of a twin-turbo hybrid V6, though it is expected to continue to utilize body-on-frame construction – unlike the Aviator.
Meanwhile, the Aviator’s forthcoming refresh is also highly anticipated and arguably necessary to stay competitive, given the fact that this particular model ranked toward the bottom of the luxury E-segment crossover space in terms of sales in Q1 of 2023, lagging far behind the class-leading X5 and GLE.
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Lincoln needs a more edgy but tasteful design. The current themes are too sedate and uninspiring. Please pull from the Lincoln heritage got design themes. The time is right for the return of the waterfall grill and tire decklid. The time is right for a personal CUV but not the egg-look of Mercedes and BMW. Keep it tasteful and elegant but also able to compete with the competition. How about an update of the hidden headlights but having color changing body color glass panels that become clear when you need to use the lighting? Put back that bold look that made Lincoln stand out years ago. To be honest, you can’t tell a current Lincoln in a crowd of vehicles.
I disagree big time. Lincoln has overall the best design language of any luxury car company right now, barring Rolls Royce. They don’t need to change anything on the design front. What they need to change is the clunky hybrid and dated Sync 3 infotainment. The hybrid offsets the power gain with way more weight, and power delivery is a huge struggle. Sync 3 is already a generation behind. Other than that (and the cheap switchgear, which looks to be getting fixed given the new Nautilus’ switches), they need to change nothing. Just keep their tasteful, elegant design inside and out, and keep on making fantastic luxury cruisers that aren’t wannabe sports cars like their rivals.
My guess is that, like all current Lexus vehicles, it will be an uncompetitive, cheaply made car with an ugly looking hourglass grille. Also, the GX and LX are both Navigator competitors.
We nearly bought a GX460, the main thing that kept us out of it was for how big it was outside, it was small inside. The load floor was high, and the rear swinging door was stupid and inconvenient. The powertrain, though dated, is bulletproof, and we wanted something that would last forever.
In the end, it was just a little too small for us, and we ended up in an expedition.