Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

2010 Lexus GX: SUVs Get a Ninth Life

Follow Marty

2009 Lexus GX 470

2009 Lexus GX 470

Enlarge Photo

When the Lexus GX first hit the streets early in the decade, a truck-based SUV seemed like the ticket to sales success. Now, six years later with a 35.5-mpg federal fuel economy standard looming, Lexus is still planning on replacing the mid-size GX with a new traditional sport-ute.

Ward's Auto reports that a redesigned GX is in the cards, and by traditional product cycles, should be nearing a debut. The new truck, the industry publication reports, will stick with its body-on-frame construction, but will get radically different styling, a new interior, and a 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine that's similar to the one in the current Toyota Tundra.

The new GX 460 should bow this year as a 2010 model.

The GX has lost much of its sales luster, with crazy gyrations in gas prices and the general malaise in the sport-ute market. It may be too late in the development cycle to put an end to this big SUV, but Lexus and Toyota dealers have bigger issues on their hands--namely, the Lexus LX 570, the Tundra, and how to downsize their very newly acquired truck business in the face of huge changes in U.S. fuel economy standards.

[Ward’s Auto via MotorAuthority]

Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comment (1)
  1. "two words...."

    Turbo Diesel
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Advertisement
Take Us With You!
   
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.