2024 Lexus TX Preview Preview, Photos, Release Date
One thing Lexus fans have been wanting from the brand is a true three-row SUV, and the automaker has announced that those who have been asking for it will get their wish. For the 2024 model year, Lexus is adding to its lineup the TX, an SUV that is larger than the RX and designed to appeal to the American market.
Overall, the TX is supposed to be based on the upcoming Toyota Grand Highlander. This means that we expect seating for up to eight with the optional second-row bench seating and the third row will be designed more comfortably than Lexus’s current RX. Lexus also teased a three-row six-seat model, so we'll have to wait and see which configurations are available when the TX is revealed.
We don’t have the exact measurements for the 2024 TX, but it was made to be larger than the now-discontinued RX L so that consumers wouldn’t have to go with a body-on-frame GX or LX SUV if they didn’t want to. According to John Iacono, a chairman of the Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council, the brand hopes that this will attract a younger clientele, such as parents in their 40s and 50s with children. Lexus has recently released a teaser image of the upcoming TX, which showcases the back-end profile of the car.
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In this image, we can see a floating roof, the top of what appears to be a large wheel well, and part of the back taillight, which is straight across at the top and curves down at the bottom. The overall shape of the car looks rather elongated, which just confirms what Lexus has been saying about the TX being bigger than the RX L.
The engine specs are currently unknown, but Toyota, Lexus’s parent company, has been going the way of electrification. Given that, it is very likely that the TX will at least have hybrid powertrain options, though whether those options are PHEV, EV, or BEV is anyone’s guess.
As always, safety and technology are features that cannot be overlooked when it comes to new vehicles. Lexus is supposedly equipping the TX with a semi-automated driving system for hands-free driving, a digital key that allows the consumer’s smartphone to act as the key for the car and remote parking that enables the driver to park and unpark from outside of the car by using their smartphone.
Pricing & Release Date
We haven’t been given an exact release date for the 2024 Lexus TX, but we do know that it is planned to go on sale about six months after the mid-2023 debut of the Toyota Grand Highlander and that it will be officially revealed on June 8.
Both the TX and Grand Highlander are speculated to be produced at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. plant in Princeton, Indiana, which is going through an $803-million overhaul to better accommodate more vehicles from the Toyota and Lexus lineups.
No official price point has been given for the Lexus TX. Considering the vehicle the TX is supposed to be the next step up from the RX L, which had a starting MSRP of $49,825, it’s reasonable to think that the 2024 TX’s price will be upwards of $55,000-$60,000.
Lexus has actually stated that it hopes the 2024 TX will be a competitor of large SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and BMW X7.
Stay tuned for more information as it gets released.
Pictured: 2024 Lexus TX