Lexus GX SUV Will Disappear in 2016 When the TX Crossover Arrives

2012 Lexus GX 460

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.

Source: Lexus via Automotive News