I know it makes it more minivan like, but having a swinging rear gate is just so dumb. Limits the loading ability especially if you're parallel parked or up against a wall. Power rear gate like the RX, open/close, you're done. If this comes with a turdy gate, it will be a big negative for me.
RX too small, GX too turdy... will make me have to look to Acura perhaps for the 3rd row.
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Wow, looks pretty cool. I know the headlights will be criticized, but looks-wise it is MUCH different than the Prado front end. I like the new grille.
Headlights have a bit of influence from several Lexus models. I like how they are more horizontal, and less vertical than the 1st gen headlights. It makes the new GX look lower and wider, and not as top-heavy as the 1st-gen looks.
Anxious to see all the official pics and get official info .
So far looks like a solid improvement over the first-gen GX.
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A video review I stumbled upon on youtube of the new Prado...looks like they kept the rear swing gate and just incorporated the flip up window. Can't say I'm happy about that, but at least the pop up window is an improvement from the fixed on the 1GX.