From the compact and frugal NX to the spacious, luxurious, and powerful LX, Lexus offers a diverse range of SUVs that cater to a wide spectrum of customers. In fact, it was Lexus that created the luxury crossover SUV segment with its RX back in 1998. Whether you’re seeking a versatile crossover for urban adventures or a rugged and refined SUV for off-road excursions, there is a Lexus SUV model that will fit the bill. While one would think this leaves no room for an additional model in the brand’s SUV portfolio, the Japanese carmaker has gone ahead and introduced an all-new three-row model, the TX, to the range.
Sharing its GA-K underpinnings with the long-wheelbase Toyota Grand Highlander, the Lexus TX has been designed specifically for the North American market. Lexus says the new model is big enough to ensure that every seat provides an exceptional experience for passengers. The TX boasts generous legroom in the third row and 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind it.
The design of the TX follows the overall styling direction of the brand, with the new Unified Spindle design giving it a distinct front end. The TX offers two electrified powertrain options; a plug-in hybrid system combined with a V6 engine, and a 2.4-litre turbocharged hybrid, exclusively available in the F Sport Performance variant. Lexus says the platform’s rigidity and advanced suspension system contribute to a more engaging driving experience.
Step inside the TX’s cabin, and you’ll be greeted by a driver-focused cockpit layout that enhances connectivity and control with its 12.3-inch multi-information display. Adding a touch of sophistication, the interior boasts multi-coloured illumination accents and door trim options. Furthermore, the TX provides ample storage and charging options throughout the cabin. Safety and technology take centre stage in the new SUV, which features the standard Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and its suite of advanced driver assistance features. Complementing this is the brand’s Interface Multimedia System, equipped with a user-friendly 14-inch touchscreen that grants intuitive control and seamless access to a wide range of functions.
The TX is offered in four grades: Standard, Premium, Luxury, and F Sport Performance, with the 2024 TX 350 and 500h models expected to be available in the fall, and the TX 550h+ to follow later in the US market. There is no word yet on the new model being made available for the rest of the world.