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.


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      Fat man
      • 1 Year Ago
      the spindle grille doesn't translate well throught the rest of the design........seeing it on cars like the LF-CC and GS with there curves makes it more appealing....seeing it up against the hard lines of the GX makes the design clash.......
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Toyota- The "Predator Crabface" grill is ugly and doesn't work on 95% of your models! Kill it with fire. I hope they learn the hard way like Acura.
      sckid213
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jesus the Prado grille looks like it's an April Fools' joke. WOW. Thank God we don't get that here. The GX grille is also hideous but it is an improvement over the outgoing grille (faint praise), which did not look premium at all. In fact, the current-gen GX just looks fat, melted, and not at all premium. The first gen was so much better looking from every angle. Rarely see these on the road; ironic that they're handing the entire market for luxury SUVs/CUVs over to the competition on styling alone -- and luxury CUV is a segment invented by Lexus for crying out loud! This, the new RAV4, and the new 4Runner....I hope we've hit rock bottom, but I'm afraid we haven't.
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      TRDyota sure has a talent for making banal but hideous vehicles. How they walk that line is a real accomplishment. How much better does a Tahoe, Durango, Cayenne or Toureg look than this thing.
      360_AD
      • 1 Year Ago
      These make the Jeep Cherokee look like a fine art masterpiece.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @360_AD
        Compared to man suvs and cuvs it already was. GC is one of the best looking onthe road.
          404 not found
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          I think he was talking about the new Cherokee, not GC. Huge difference.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Many. No one said it was easy typing on an iphone lol
          Jesus!
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          @Jesus!
          Oops you are right 404! And with that I will agree lol
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      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      PREDATOR GRILLES FOR EVERYONE!
      Ask
      • 1 Year Ago
      Disgusting
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      China called. They want their everything back.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lol wow.
      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe people buy this ugly thing. What a hog of a vehicle. There are so much better choices for the money and style you get.
      Kimura
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mother. Of. God. That's terrible, especially the Land Cruiser.
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