The gargantuan spindle grille has a new look.
[UPDATE] Full gallery has been attached below.
People have been complaining about the size of the BMW X7’s kidneys ever since the large SUV came out, but let’s keep in mind Lexus’ spindle grille has grown over the years and the GX has been carrying a large corporate face ever since its first facelift. The nip and tuck was applied for the 2014 model year, and now Toyota’s premium marque is refreshing the luxobarge one more time rather than introducing an all-new, third-gen model.
While the grille doesn’t seem to be bigger than before, its new pattern does make it more imposing and further accentuates the sheer size of the web-like pattern carrying a plethora of “L” motifs. Lexus says it made these changes to bring the 2020 GX in line with other recent products, which is why those LED headlights also have a more modern look.
Gallery: 2020 Lexus GX
There’s only one image available at the time of writing, but we do know the revised GX will be offered with an optional Sport Design Package for Premium and Luxury trims bringing niceties such as a slightly more aggressive body and 19-inch wheels finished in gunmetal metallic. Other goodies bundled with the pack include a bespoke lower front grille surround, different side mirror caps, a black finish for the exhaust tip, and a scarlet look for the taillights.
Also available will be an Off-Road Package reserved for the Luxury trim. Fork out the extra money and Lexus will reward you with lots of cameras, a fuel tank protector, transmission cooler, and Multi-Terrain Select. The latter gives you the possibility to optimize the driving experience based on the type of surface you’re driving on, be it on mud, sand or an off-road course where there are rocks to tackle. There’s also Craw Control ideal for low-speed off-roading experiences by automatically maintaining a steady pace while the SUV’s gearbox is in low range.
Like before, Lexus will be selling its luxury SUV in the GX 460 guise with a 4.6-liter V8 engine developing 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet (446 Newton-meters) of torque. Output is channeled to the four-wheel-drive system through a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission, with a Torsen limited-slip differential and a two-speed transfer case installed for off-road prowess.
For the 2020 model year, the GX is getting the Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment across the range, so even the base version has things like lane departure alert, pre-collision system with pedestrian protection, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams. Speaking of tech, there are now two extra USB ports in the back, thus bringing the grand total to four.
No word about when it will be available or how much it will cost, but the 2019 Lexus GX was available from $52,505.
Latest and Greatest: 2020 Lexus GX 460 Adds Standard Lexus Safety System+ and Available All-New Off-Road Package
- Striking styling inside and out with revised spindle grille, premium triple-beam LED headlights, distinctive interior trims
- Available Off-Road Package with Multi-Terrain Select for enhanced excursion capability
- Standard Lexus Safety System+ on all trims, completing standard active safety on all Lexus models
Versatility best describes the luxurious three-row GX. It’s not only engineered for all kinds of terrain, including extreme off-road conditions, it also displays exceptional craftsmanship throughout and seating for up to seven passengers. Heated and ventilated front seats are available as a standalone option for the base model and standard on Premium and Luxury models. In the Sport Design Package for Premium and Luxury trims, captain’s chairs comprise the second-row seating.
The 2020 GX wears an updated signature spindle grille that gives it distinctive, standout style which better aligns with the entire Lexus portfolio. Flanking the grille are new standard Premium triple-beam LED headlamps that accent the grille’s refined style. The available Sport Design Package puts an extra touch on the luxury SUV with special details, such as an exclusive lower grille surround, rear valence, side mirrors, matte black exhaust tip, scarlet taillamps and 19-inch alloy wheels with a Gunmetal Metallic finish.
Command the City and the Weekend
A dual-purpose luxury vehicle, GX 460 can go from a short work commute in the city, to a long family vacation deep in the Rocky Mountains. The standard engine is a 301-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 producing 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Combine that with a 6,500-lb. towing capacity, and you’ve got an ideal boat hauler. Towing is aided with Trailer Sway Control, a function of the Vehicle Stability Control that enhances straight-line tracking.
Handcrafted Details and Hand-Selected Materials
Elegance is standard on the GX 460. Available features include a wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, crafted exclusively with hand-selected materials. The GX’s available semi-aniline leather is dyed completely through, unlike most leathers with conventional surface dyes. New for 2020, Premium and Luxury grades are equipped with an elegant Gray Sapele wood with aluminum trim.
The GX comes in seven vibrant exterior colors: Starfire Pearl, Atomic Silver, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Fire Agate Pearl, Black Onyx and Claret Mica. The GX interior is available in the following four colors: Black, Sepia, Ecru, and all-new Rioja Red with black headliner.
Control of the Road
Utilizing the technology of the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), the GX 460 enhances handling and ride comfort by helping to keep the vehicle level in both on and off-road conditions. When the GX encounters an uneven surface, one compressed cylinder causes fluid to flow to the other cylinder, helping the vehicle to keep all four wheels on the ground. The system works without any action needed by the driver.
Another asset of the GX for on-road smoothness is the available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). The AVS uses electronically controlled dampers that adjust to road surface conditions. The driver can tailor the ride by selecting from Normal, Sport, or Comfort modes.
Four-Wheel Active Traction
With a full-time automatic four-wheel drive system, the Lexus GX 460 is at home on the backcountry trails as it is in the mall parking lot.
A TORSEN® torque-sensing limited slip center differential distributes power 40:60 front to rear under most driving conditions and changes the ratio as needed based on wheel slip. The four-wheel drive system offers a low range for slow speed off-road driving, and the center differential can be electronically locked.
The two-speed transfer case with low range is supported by a wide array of chassis control technology. With Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and available Crawl Control, the GX can roam unpaved roads, trails, and steep inclines with confidence.
Enhancing GX’s already capable skillset when the pavement ends is the all-new Off-Road Package that’s available on Luxury grade. The package offers proven off-road technologies such as Lexus’ Multi-Terrain Monitor and Panoramic View Monitors with driver and passenger cameras; transmission cooler; fuel tank protector; Crawl Control; and Multi-Terrain Select.
Multi-Terrain Select allows you to choose from multiple surfaces such as loose rocks, mud and sand, moguls, and more to optimize drivability. This advanced system regulates wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and brakes, helping improve traction. Demanding off-road situations necessitate constant awareness of all surroundings. With the Multi-Terrain Monitor and Panoramic View Monitors, front passengers can view front, rear, side, and now under (displaying terrain and tire location underneath your vehicle) camera views on the navigation screen, providing the most avid off-road driver peace of mind.
Crawl Control – Advanced Technology
Activated with the press of a button, the available Crawl Control system is designed to automatically maintain an optimal slow and steady pace over demanding landscapes. Crawl Control is designed for driving on difficult terrain at low speeds and automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings, so drivers can keep their focus on steering through difficult terrain.
Engaged when the vehicle is in low range, Crawl Control allows the vehicle to move forward or in reverse at one of five driver-selectable low-speed settings. Crawl Control also engages the front and rear “virtual” Locking differentials to help reduce tire slippage and optimize chassis behavior. Crawl Control can also help the driver navigate the GX 460 through sand, mud, or snow.
Multimedia and Connected Technologies
The Lexus multimedia system on the GX offers a touchscreen with a customizable home screen that can display three sections simultaneously. The available navigation system’s three-dimensional map view makes it an even more effective driving partner. Rear seat passengers can power their mobile devices thanks to two additional USB ports, bringing the GX’s total to four.
Drivers can navigate with peace of mind thanks to Lexus Enform Safety Connect, which is included for the first 10 years of ownership. It allows for access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect, the vehicle can also send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus retailer.
The Lexus Enform Remote service lets you lock and unlock doors, start the engine and climate control, check the fuel level and more all through your smartphone, smartwatch or devices enabled with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. And it’s included for the first year of ownership.
The Lexus GX 460 is equipped to handle today’s modern family and is designed to help them arrive in style, comfort, and safety wherever their adventures lead.
Bolstering this mission is the addition of the Lexus Safety System+ suite of technologies that is now standard on the entire 2020 Lexus vehicle lineup. Lexus Safety System+ includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
From advanced lane-assistance technology to intuitive high beams that offer added illumination to help keep you focused on the road ahead, this integrated suite of standard active safety equipment brings us one step closer to a world without crashes.
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Intelligent High Beams
- High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Experience a utility vehicle luxuriously crafted to take you further than ever before—meet the 2020 Lexus GX.