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Next generation GX SUV could be built on a unibody architecture - car fanatics - 05-29-2012 08:25 PM
Photo credit: Lexus
May 29, 2012
By: CF staff
Lexus is looking at shifting its GX SUV from a body-on-frame platform to a unibody architecture in its next iteration.
“There is a potential that at some point, when we replace the GX, we can have a car-based SUV,” Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager for Lexus in the U.S., says here during a recent ’13 ES 350 media event.
Lexus has been debating for years a 3-row, unibody, cross/utility vehicle, Templin notes. But the success of the 3-row, body-on-frame GX SUV tempered that talk, he says.