Toyota launched a redesigned Land Cruiser final yr, and whereas the nameplate is now not provided within the U.S., the brand new technology of the rugged SUV has spawned a Lexus LX twin that arrived right here for the 2022 mannequin yr.
Quickly, the Land Cruiser will spawn a smaller sibling often called the Land Cruiser Prado, and as was the case for earlier generations, the brand new Prado can have its personal Lexus GX twin that we must also see within the U.S.
The present GX, often called the GX 460, has been on sale because the 2010 mannequin yr and thus is lengthy overdue for a redesign. A trademark submitting made with america Patent and Trademark Workplace by a Toyota official on Sept. 7, 2021, suggests the brand new GX will probably be often called the GX 550.
Rumors level to the brand new Prado launching this summer season. Any GX twin will possible arrive shortly after, which implies we might even see the brand new GX attain dealerships as a 2024 mannequin.
Not a lot is understood in regards to the new Prado and GX, other than the autos using on Toyota’s TNGA-F body-on-frame platform shared with the Land Cruiser and LX twins, in addition to Toyota’s Tundra pickup and associated Sequoia SUV. A shortened TNGA-F platform can be destined for the subsequent Toyota Tacoma, and certain a associated 4Runner SUV.
Hybrid expertise is anticipated to be customary throughout the vary, together with for the present 2.8-liter turbodiesel-4 provided on the GX in some markets. Do not search for the present 4.6-liter V-8 within the U.S.-spec GX to stay round. Rumors level to an electrified 4-cylinder, although we can also see a detuned model of the 409-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 within the LX. Keep tuned.