In this slideshow, we’ll talk about what makes the new Lexus TX so exciting, when you should expect to see it in dealer showrooms, what kind of power it’ll offer and how it stacks up against its rivals.
Read on to learn more about the all-new Lexus TX.
A green Lexus future
In order to achieve Toyota’s stated goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the company is working to continually introduce more electric vehicles.
As Toyota’s luxury arm, Lexus is expected to beef up its stable of hybrid SUVs with the TX lineup. The brand is expected to offer a standard hybrid model, a plug-in hybrid model and a model with a combustion engine.
The TX will fit in among the midsize RXs, subcompact UXs, large LXs, midsize GXs and compact NXs.
What is the place of the TX in the Lexus range?
It is believed that the TX models are intended to replace the RX line, not to extend it. While not significantly different from the RX lineup, all three TX models should be bigger, roomier and more comfortable. They’re designed with more bells and whistles to deliver one of the most luxurious rides available on the road.
However, it’s hard to get any more details on these bells and whistles at this time.
What is the new Lexus TX?
The company is pretty tight-lipped about what we can expect from the new lineup, but we know the Lexus TX will be created with the active Gen Y (read: Millennials) family in mind. The TX line of midsize SUVs will have a third row designed to comfortably accommodate adults.
It would be an upgrade over the RX range, whose third row is only suitable for children due to tight legroom. The three new TX models should accommodate eight people due to a second-row bench seat. However, the captain’s seats in the middle row can reduce the capacity to seven.
What does this mean for the future?
About six months before the unveiling of the new Lexus TXs in late 2023, Toyota intends to introduce the Grand Highlander, which is expected to have many of the same features as the TX.
However, the TX range is generally expected to offer a much smoother ride than the new Highlander, or even the Lexus RX range for that matter. Plus, the TX design team is said to be gearing up to give Toyota’s upcoming Grand Highlander redesign a run for its money in the luxury and comfort categories as well.
Lexus is reportedly going all out and setting up its TX range to directly compete with the German-made Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7 (both pictured above) in the comfort and luxury categories, but details are few.
Within the Lexus range, the company would see this new range of vehicles as an upgrade over the RX range, which was designed to meet the needs of off-road enthusiasts as well as families and therefore rolls a little more difficult.
Although sparing with details on the TX line, the company has released information on some of its technological features. Lexus said the TX is a mid-size city SUV that will offer remote parking, allowing the driver to park from outside the vehicle using a smartphone or digital key.
Additionally, the TX line will allow for hands-free driving under certain conditions, believed to be similar to the systems currently found on the GM Super Cruise and Ford Blue Cruise.
What will power the Lexus TX?
It is assumed that the three new TX powertrain models will include: the TX 350, a combustion engine model; the TX 500 with a standard hybrid engine and the TX 550h+, a rechargeable hybrid. The electric part of the plug-in hybrid should be enough to cover the average daily commute in the United States.
This aforementioned speculation was driven in part by Toyota’s TX trademark applications. It originally applied for the TX trademark in 2009, then applied for the TX 350 and TX 500 trademarks in 2020 and most recently applied for the TX 550h+ trademark in March 2022.