- the 2022 lexus gx gets a newly standard 10.3-inch touchscreen, up from 8.0 inches, and now has apple carplay and android auto.
- other tech features such as parking assist, navigation, and power folding and heated mirrors are now standard on the gx as well.
- a new black line special edition joins the lineup, with blacked-out trim and a new color offering, nori green pearl.
lexus has revealed a host of updates for the 2022 gx suv, its mid-size, three-row luxury off-roader. the second-generation suv, introduced back in 2010 and related to the global toyota land cruiser prado, soldiers on with a body-on-frame platform and a thirsty v-8 engine but for 2022 adds more modern technology and a black line special edition model.
the biggest changes are found inside, where every gx now comes fitted with a 10.3-inch touchscreen, replacing the dated 8.0-inch unit from last year’s model. crucially, the system also now supports apple carplay, android auto, and amazon alexa integration. lexus has also made its parking-assist system, navigation, and power-folding and heated mirrors standard across the gx lineup. lexus’ safety system+, which includes driver-assistance features such as lane departure alert and intelligent high beams, is also now standard.
the gx also gains a black line special edition trim for 2022, based on the premium trim level. unsurprisingly, the black line consists of a lot of blacked-out trim, including the fog lamp housings, grille surround, and roof rails, although the door handles are painted body-color. the special edition rides on 18-inch wheels finished in, you guessed it, glossy black, while the theme continues inside with a black headliner and black faux leather upholstery. the black line is available in starfire pearl or black onyx, and is also offered with an nori green pearl paint color that's new to the gx.
the 2022 gx is powered by the same 4.6-liter v-8 making 301 hp and 329 pound-feet of torque and it's still somewhat of a workhorse, with a 6,500-pound towing capability, a torsen limited-slip center differential, and a two-speed transfer case with low range. the 2022 gx goes on sale this month and pricing should be similar to the 2021 model, which started at $54,475.