The Lexus GX like its Toyota cousin (Prado) are in dire need of a replacement but that didn’t stop them from offering limited editions to both SUVs. As the Prado was offered in Matte Black Edition, the GX is now available in a limited Black Line Edition with only 3000 units to be made.
Available on the Premium trim, there’s a darker finish on the grille and surround, the fog lamp surrounds and the skid plate. The roof rails and shark fin are painted black, and instead of red taillights, there are clear lights with black inserts. The package sits on exclusive 18-inch gloss black wheels. Inside, black headliner lords over Boulder Gray NuLuxe-trimmed seats, black matte ash wood trim, and contrasting grey stitching. The special edition comes with a Panoramic View Monitor thrown in as well.
Aside from these additions, the dashboard remains the same. It was upgraded last year and it comes with a 10.3-inch touchscreen atop a revised centre stack with more minimalist buttons and switches, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, plus standard navigation, parking sensors, and power-folding and heated mirrors.
The limited-edition Black Line will continue to use the brand’s naturally aspirated 4.6-litre V8, which continues to produce 301 horsepower (221 kilowatts) and 329 pound-feet (446 Newton-meters) of torque across the GX lineup. All-wheel drive is standard across the range and the engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. The big SUV hits 60 miles per hour in a Lexus-claimed 7.8 seconds.
A new model is expected in 2023 as a 2024 model and like the LX, the V8 will be dropped for a twin-turbo 3.5 litre V6. The same treatment will be applicable to its Toyota cousin, the Land Cruiser Prado.