Lexus GX, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelifts leaked

August 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Lexus , Toyota , Design/Style , Luxury , Off-Road The Lexus GX and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which isn’t sold in the US, have gone without visual updates since the current generation was launched in 2009. But what appear to be patent filing sketches and pictures of the sibling sports utility vehicles’ mid-cycle updates have been leaked on a Russian Land Cruiser Club forum. Major changes to the GX’s front end will be made to incorporate Lexus’ signature grille. Gone are the awkwardly shaped headlamps and the soft-looking triple-slat grille. The sketch shows the Lexus with a new bumper, lower-profile headlights and a more aggressive, angular grille with one more slat and a gaping lower air-intake opening. The vehicle’s profile looks unchanged, but the rear bumper will be reshaped slightly to fit new, better-integrated horizontal reflectors. The Toyota gets a handful of styling updates as well, including a new front bumper with higher-profile headlamps that look a bit out of place to us. The Prado’s profile also looks unchanged, but the rear end gets restyled taillights and a reshaped license-plate enclosure. Take a look at the galleries we’ve included of the restyled GX and Land Cruiser Prado and the current GX for comparison. Lexus GX, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelifts leaked originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:40:00 EST.

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Leaked patent-filing sketches of the Lexus GX show mid-cycle styling updates.

The Lexus GX and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which isn’t sold in the US, have gone without visual updates since the current generation was launched in 2009. But what appear to be patent filing sketches and pictures of the sibling sports utility vehicles’ mid-cycle updates have been leaked on a Russian Land Cruiser Club forum.

Major changes to the GX’s front end will be made to incorporate Lexus’ signature grille. Gone are the awkwardly shaped headlamps and the soft-looking triple-slat grille. The sketch shows the Lexus with a new bumper, lower-profile headlights and a more aggressive, angular grille with one more slat and a gaping lower air-intake opening. The vehicle’s profile looks unchanged, but the rear bumper will be reshaped slightly to fit new, better-integrated horizontal reflectors.

The Toyota gets a handful of styling updates as well, including a new front bumper with higher-profile headlamps that look a bit out of place to us. The Prado’s profile also looks unchanged, but the rear end gets restyled taillights and a reshaped license-plate enclosure.

Take a look at the galleries we’ve included of the restyled GX and Land Cruiser Prado and the current GX for comparison.

Lexus GX, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelifts leaked originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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