The 2020 Lexus GX 460 could launch the new generation of the luxury SUV. It would be a time for this aging nameplate to head into a new chapter after 11 years. Growing sales require upgrades and the best way to draw more buyers is to offer a new vehicle. Lexus is selling more and more vehicles every year. The new GX mid-size SUV will debut next season. But, we will see if the amount of changes is going to be enough for the next-gen model or just a redesign of the existing.
All in all, the 2020 Lexus GX 460 will continue to challenge rivals such as Acura MDX or BMW X5. The luxury mid-size SUV segment with three row of seats is more and more popular. If the Lexus GX heads into a new generation, Toyota as the parent company will put an extra pressure on all rivals in every crossover and SUV class.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Changes
GX is still using the old design of the grille. All its siblings have opted for spindle grille. This is the first change we could see on the new 2020 Lexus GX 460. However, the redesign could start with another solution. Recently, the NX compact crossover presented a new design of the front fascia. Ideas for the new 2020 Lexus GX could come from there as well.
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 redesign will affect the cabin as well. But, the mid-size SUV keeps its main purposes – it is a luxury vehicle and three-row layout. Besides this, everything else should come with a new look. Dashboard and gauges are about to be more transparent. Details all over the upholstery are richer. The company will install the updates for the Enform infotainment system.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Engine and Specs
The SUV uses a large 4.6-liter V-8 engine. Engineers will definitely think about some kind of a turbocharged V-6 unit instead of this one. A V-8 is a huge consumer. It returns just 16 mpg combined. But, we shouldn’t criticize it because the engine is very capable for an off-road drive. It can deliver 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.
The major addition for the new generation could be a hybrid drivetrain for the GX SUV. So, the 2020 Lexus GX 460 should get a sibling with the “h” badge at the end. It is still unknown what kind of combination we can expect. But, the entire industry is moving forward, so we will see even full-size SUVs in hybrid variants, including two from the same family – Lexus LX and Toyota Land Cruiser.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Release Date
If the 2020 Lexus GX 460 really heads into the new generation, the company will prepare a huge campaign for its announcement. However, with a lack of information, it is almost certain that next-gen GX will come after 2021. By then, a redesign should refresh the lineup and launch a hybrid version. In that case, the mid-size SUV is expected in second half of 2019.
To boost its chances and stay competitive, the 2020 Lexus GX 460 will keep the pricing from its predecessors. So, its cost is not going to exceed $55,000 for the entry-level model. On the other hand, the heavily-packed Luxury model is definitely not staying under $70,000.