Latest reports are suggesting that the 2020 Lexus GX460 will be a typical carryover, with no notable changes. This might sound normal, in normal circumstances, but the fact is that the current generation of this mid-size luxury SUV is pretty old. Not many things have been changed for more than a decade, which is how long this model is in production. The initial model was introduced in 2008 and although there were some updates, the overall design is practically the same.
Still, it looks like the company doesn’t plan to make changes for the next year and that the current generation will carry on for some more time. How much would that mean, seems hard to say at the moment. In any case, the 2020 Lexus GX460 will feature no bigger changes. It will come with familiar design characteristics, which extraordinary off-road performances and reliability, as well as with plenty of luxury.
2020 Lexus GX460 Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2020 Lexus GX 460 definitely won’t change, as we’ve already mentioned. Despite the age, it will continue with the same design, with the same mechanics and aesthetics. In other circumstances, this would sound crazy, but no one actually expected to see 2020 Lexus GX460 redesign. The current GX still has a lot of great things to offer. A design that ensures spectacular off-road performances is the first thing that comes to mind. This is one of the rare models on today’s market that combines that go-anywhere character with luxury, as well as with reliability. Therefore, it is still in high demand. Still, other models in class are significantly younger, like Land Rover Discovery, for example. Still, the 2020 Lexus GX460 changes will be minimal, mostly in terms of new color options and more standard features.
On the inside, the GX still looks handsome. There is a lot of hi-end quality materials, while aesthetics are nice as well. However, it also started to show its age, as some of the design solutions are typical for the previous decade of the automotive industry. Many younger competitors look more opulent on the inside, with more stylish dashboards and more hi-tech goodies.
On the other side, the overall comfort is pretty good. Although simulated leather is standard, it looks very nice, while seats feature pretty nice design with plenty of comfort and nice ergonomics. Also, there is plenty of space in the first.row. The second one isn’t that generous, but it is still comfortable enough for tallest passengers. On the other side, the third row definitely isn’t generous in terms of space and should be left for kids. The cargo area also isn’t the most spacious in the class, so if you’re looking something family-friendly, there are many other options around to check.
When it comes to standard equipment, there is a fine amount of tech goodies, despite the age of 2020 Lexus GX460 interior. For example, it comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, which is quite intuitive and comes with things like Amazon Alexa and Siri Eyes Free. Unfortunately, you can’t get Android Auto, nor Apple CarPlay, though we won’t exclude the possibility to see these features in the near future. Among notable standard features, there are also things like satellite radio, HD Radio, a nine-speaker stereo, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, Bluetooth, two USB ports etc.
Untypically, there the list of standard safety features includes a rearview camera only. However, there are so many advanced systems that are available. Some of the highlights are automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, a wide-view front and side camera, adaptive cruise control and many more.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Lexus GX460 will carry on with a familiar 4.6-liter V8 engine. In this case, it delivers 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. This seems just enough for a vehicle of this size. The acceleration isn’t spectacular but seems good enough for a convenient ride. On the other side, this model offers above-average capabilities, as it can tow up to 6.500 pounds. It comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which is very smooth. However, downshifts could be a little bit faster. In terms of fuel economy, you can count on nothing more than 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway, which are quite low ratings for the class.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Lexus GX 460 release date, we presume it will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year, as there are no bigger changes planned for the next year. The price should remain the same, which means that base models will go around 53.000 dollars.