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You are in the Lexus LX 470/GX 470/GX 460 and LX 570
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Lexus GX 470, SUV
#1 of 31 GX Model Change?
Jan 28, 2008 (5:12 am)
2 dealers gave me 2 different stories:
One, the 2009 GX will make body style changes similiar to the 2008 LX.
Two, no changes in 2009 and phasing the GX out to be replaced with another model in a future year.
I have a 2005 GX coming off lease in a few months, I love it and want a new one but only if body style changing as I don't want the exact same car nor do I want one that will be the "old style" within a year.
Anyone know what is happening with this model?
#2 of 31 Re: GX Model Change? [jim209]
Mar 05, 2008 (1:54 pm)
I checked with Lexus online about a week ago (3 different reps). They have not made any announcements yet. I find that usually the dealers don't know any sooner and they typically give me an answer they think I want to hear.
I would wait as long as possible before making a decision. I have the same fear you do that the 2009 body style will change. If I get any reliable information, I will post it here.
#3 of 31 Re: GX Model Change? [jim209]
Apr 30, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I was in my Toyota dealer's the other day and talked to my salesman about the 4-Runner. Since the 4-Runner and GX are "twins" I thought maybe I'd get a hint about what Lexus is up to. He said he "thinks" that Toyota is not going to make any serious changes. So the mystery remains. Toyota keeps its info just about as tightly as Lexus. But I find it hard to believe that Toyota is not going to change. The 4-Runner is --as the car magazines say--"long-in-the-tooth" and is overdue for a change (just like the GX). Let's all keep our ears to the ground and post back here whenever any word leaks out.
FYI - I had an 03 for 3 years and am 5 months short of 3 years on my 06. If they don't change it, I'll just keep what I have. I don't think I'd trade for a simple addition of keyless ignition and other "come-on's". I just hope they don't discontinue it. I don't want the giant LX, but I definitely want a truck. If they discontinue, I think I'd have no other choice but to downgrade to a 4-Runner when they finally get around to redesigning it.
#4 of 31 Re: GX Model Change? [rappcova]
May 01, 2008 (9:33 am)
I don't want the giant LX, but I definitely want a truck. If they discontinue, I think I'd have no other choice but to downgrade to a 4-Runner when they finally get around to redesigning it
LOL THE GIANT LX. I agree with you its so huge I am considering a lexus SUV as well but recentley it seems they are talking to long to bring new redesigned SUVs the RX should really get a redesigned soon GX is still the same and I think they should consider adding a newer SUV to thier line up.
#5 of 31 Re: GX Model Change? [bmlexus]
May 01, 2008 (10:25 pm)
I'm glad I'm not crazy ... I've been trying to figure out if there was going to be a new body for 2009. I asked several different dealers and have heard different stories. I heard that Toyota was re-designing the 4-runner for 2009 (current model has been out since 2003) and that the GX would roll the same body again for 2009 and there would be a change for 2010. I also heard from a different dealer that there would be not change planned for a while. i'll keep checking and post when i hear anything. cheers fellow gx owners!
#6 of 31 Re: GX Model Change? [alexkoper]
May 25, 2008 (3:57 pm)
Last I read, the new GX will be out in the fall of 2009 as a 2010 model year. No doubt it will be called GX570.
Jun 08, 2008 (1:45 am)
Has anyone heard if the 2009 GX470 will get the larger V8 and 6-speed tranny that is used in the 2008 Sequoia?
#9 of 31 Re: 2009 GX470 [dansgarage]
Jul 18, 2008 (3:36 am)
An article on the RX body change seemed to indicate that a "new GX" would not debut at least until late 2010 as a 2011 model. They hinted that it might change to a unibody from the GS model instead of body on frame from the 4Runner. They go so far as to call it a crossover replacing the GX so a name change may be in order. If you like the current body on frame, 4Runner-based GX, you have 2 more model years (2009, 2010) to snap one up.
#10 of 31 2009 GX470
Jul 21, 2008 (5:10 pm)
I asked this specific question to our Lexus dealer a few months ago and was told that the 2009 will be the same body style, and then the GX will no longer be made for 2010. I was told that Lexus will instead come out with a new mid-size SUV that is more of a crossover (it won't be called a GX anymore). I also heard talk of a hybrid at this mid-size level.