The current-generation Lexus GX has been with us for quite some time. First launched in 2010, it has received several updates and facelifts - the most recent being in late 2019 for the 2020 model year.
Not only did it get a bolder front end, but Lexus also updated the interior by adding more standard amenities and features. No doubt the latest refresh made the 10-year-old SUV look new. But given its age, the GX could use more tech upgrades inside the cabin.
Well, it looks like Lexus heard our pleas as the luxury automaker recently revealed the 2022 GX 460. Before you say that it still looks the same, Lexus actually didn’t change anything on its exterior (except for the new Black Line Package, which we’ll get to later). Instead, the automaker gave it a redesigned center stack inside the cabin.
Placed at the top of the center dashboard is a new 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Aside from the usual AM/FM radio, in-dash DVD player, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity, the new system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The automaker was able to fit the new touchscreen by switching the positions of the vents with the 10.3-inch display. As an extra touch, Lexus also put an updated control panel for the three-zone automatic climate control system.
As far as the exterior changes are concerned, the 2022 GX 460 is now available with the aforementioned Black Line Package. This gives the SUV black 18-inch alloy wheels, a blacked-out spindle grille, black foglight bezels, and black-painted front and rear bumper valences.
Under the hood, the GX continues to be powered by a 4.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8. It makes 292 PS at 5500 rpm along with 438 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. Power is then sent to a full-time 4WD system via a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Lexus GX is expected to go on sale in international markets later this year. As for the Philippine market, we might get the upgraded GX sometime next year.
But when will Lexus reveal an all-new GX? Rumors say that an all-new GX may be revealed in 2024. But before it sees the light of the world, the next-generation Land Cruiser Prado (from which the GX is based) will have to be launched first.