Lexus is working hard to revamp its lineup, but one model that has been missing, is a seven seater crossover, which would compete with models like the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60. Lexus currently offers the body-on-frame GX SUV, but its expected that it will disappear from the Lexus lineup in 2016 and will be replaced by a new seven-seater crossover dubbed the TX.
The current GX is going to get a styling update for the 2014 model year, but will leave the Lexus lineup in the fall of 2016. If you’ve been waiting patiently for Lexus to introduce a larger crossover, you will have to wait a few more years. The upcoming TX is expected to arrive in the fall of 2016 or early 2017. It isn’t known if the TX will be based on the front-wheel-drive Toyota Avalon platform or the rear-wheel-drive GS platform.
Lexus is also working on a new smaller crossover, which will be based on the Toyota RAV-4 platform. It’s expected to be called the NX 200t and NX 300h, which also means that the NX 200t will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder. The turbocharged version will arrive in the fall of 2014, while the NX 300h hybrid will arrive in early 2015.