2024 Lexus GX: More than 500 pre-orders, wait times already growing

The initial popularity of this luxury four-wheel drive – and twin to the new Toyota Prado – means demand looks set to outstrip supply.

The 2024 Lexus GX four-wheel drive – a luxury take on the forthcoming Toyota LandCruiser Prado – has already logged 500 pre-orders and a near-six-month wait time in Australia, before it arrives in showrooms in the middle of 2024.

With an allocation of 1500 vehicles for the local market over the first 12 months, CEO of Lexus Australia John Pappas said the popularity of the Lexus GX in Australia will make supply levels “tight”.

“GX is going really well, we’ve had heaps of interest in that car,” Mr Pappas told Drive at a recent media event.

“We are going to launch in June, and right now we have over 500 pre-orders.” Mr Pappas continued.

“We’re looking at around 1500 GXs for the first 12 months, and we’re nearing in on that six-month [order bank] already, and we are still three months away (from launching).”

When asked whether a six-month wait time for the new GX is fair to assume based on the current sales trajectory, Mr Pappas said “We are pretty much nearly there now.”

If popularity outstrips supply, can Lexus Australia secure more production of the GX from Japan? Mr Pappas said he isn’t sure.

“We are trying to get more, based on what we are seeing already, we are putting our hand up saying ‘can you give us more?’ But we haven’t confirmed anything above 1500 yet,” he told Drive

The 2024 Lexus GX is priced from $116,000 plus on-road costs for the Luxury trim, rising to $128,200 plus on-roads for the Sports Luxury. 

While Lexus Australia estimated 20 per cent of buyers choose the off-road-focused Overtrail trim level, it has seen 30 per cent of its initial pre-order customers select this model. Most buyers are said to have chosen the flagship Sports Luxury. 

The Overtrail is priced from $122,250 plus on-road costs, and gains all-terrain tyres on 18-inch wheels, off-road suspension and traction aids, wider wheel-arch mouldings, and further styling tweaks.

It is the only model in the GX range with five seats, as the Luxury and Sports Luxury get a third row for seven seats in total.

The Lexus GX is powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6, which makes 260kW/650Nm and runs through a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Like the Toyota LandCruiser Prado, the Lexus GX rides the same TNGA-F body-on-frame platform that debuted on the 300 Series LandCruiser.

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Sam Purcell

Sam Purcell has been writing about cars, four-wheel driving and camping since 2013, and obsessed with anything that goes brum-brum longer than he can remember. Sam joined the team at CarAdvice/Drive as the off-road Editor in 2018, after cutting his teeth at Unsealed 4X4 and Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures.

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