So maybe it's sold as a Toyota elsewhere but does that mean I'd want Toyota to spend a bunch more R&D on the GX just so they can claim it's a more unique vehicle, even if it's not actually much if any better? I mean there are definitely some differences between the Prado and GX... but I think if you wanted the differences to become more significant it would require a lot of R&D costs that wouldn't actually improve either product... they'd just keep people from being upset that their Lexus SUV is elsewhere in the world sold with a Toyota badge on it... and, what, maybe 1/10th of 1 percent of the GX owning population actually knows that, much less cares... so what's the point? If the GX is a good SUV, then it's good.
The GX470 is a Prado with a 4.7 engine and AVS.....Tundra had the 4.7....and Sequoia has the AVS...
but I think if you wanted the differences to become more significant it would require a lot of R&D costs that wouldn't actually improve either product
Land Cruiser and Sequoia are totally different products. It could be done with the GX and Prado but there really is no point...
The next GX will be awesome just like the previous one. I'm sure the next GX will have the turn signals on the side few mirrors and a push button start/stop which adheres to L-Finesse and maybe a side few camera as well just the LX 570. The last model to receive L-Finesse is the SC...
2014 Starfire Pearl GX 460
2011 Smokey Granite Mica CT 200h >89K miles
1998 Red SC 400 - Gone but definitely not forgotten
1996 Star Sapphire Pearl GS 300 - Gone but not forgotten
1996 Classic Green Pearl ES 300 - 400,697 miles R.I.P.
The thing with body cladding is that while it may not be in tune with the trend of sleek bodies and curves, even on SUVs, it serves a purpose.
I used to offroad in my 4Runner and there were a few times that I scratched a fender flare or one of the pieces on the bottom of the door. I just removed it and had the scratches filled and then repainted. It never cost me more than $200 to fix. THAT'S the beauty in body cladding.
Scratch a door or fender flare in something like the LX 570 or this LC Prado, and you're looking at a hefty repair bill for signficant body work. Additionally, Lexus' own research has shown that many GX owners use their utes for towing and moderate off road use. While not necessary for towing, body cladding is a big plus for anyone who ventures off the pavement.
Front looks awesome....can't say the same for the back.
You guys like this?? They're hidious I mean look at it..The thing has a beauty and beast under bite, it has knots on the headlights like they've been punched in a Tyson fight, that grill belongs on somthing John Deere. You guys are really dissapointing me. In fact both Lexus and Acura have really been putting out some really lame designs as of late.