It looks like the current generation of this model will carry on for another two or three years, according to the latest reports. Introduced in 2009, this model seems quite old compared to other mid-size SUV, despite few updates so far. The Japanese manufacturer is currently focused on passenger cars and crossovers, so the 2020 Lexus GX 460 probably won’t come with bigger changes.
We will have to wait for a full redesign, which will probably come at the same time as several other aged SUVs from this manufacturer. Until then, we are about to see a familiar layout, which includes a styling updated from a few years ago and a cabin that didn’t change through these years. Under the hood, we will see a familiar V8 unit, characterized by plenty of power but not so good fuel economy. Expect 2020 GX 460 to arrive late in the next year.
2020 Lexus GX 460 redesign
Speaking of base design characteristics, this model hasn’t changed much for a very long time. It is a luxury SUV, which features classic body-on-frame chassis, excellent for the off-road drive. It shares most of its parts with Toyota 4Runner, another amazing SUV. Design of this model isn’t spectacular, though this definitely isn’t the thing that attracts its customers. It features a classic boxy SUV-ish appearance which has been updated five years ago. Since then, this model features brand’s new spindle-grille layout, though with some adaptions to the model’s boxy shape.
For the 2020 Lexus GX 460, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. It will continue in the same manner, while the first bigger changes will probably come with the redesign. This year could bring only minor tweaks in terms of new color options and similar things.
2020 Lexus GX 460 interior
This is a three-row SUV, with capacity for 7 passengers. Considering its body-on-frame chassis, comfort is on a decent level, though back seats could be a little bit tight. In terms of the style, it starts to show a little bit of its age, though we must say that all materials feature excellent quality. Speaking of tech features, there is an 8-inch touchscreen, but most controls are operated via analog buttons, which is logical considering its age. Cargo capacity is one of the weak points, considering other models in the class.
2020 Lexus GX 460 features
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 should continue with the same trim level organization. This model keeps it simple, so there are only two versions in the offer. Of course, both should receive few novelties for the upcoming model. The base version already comes with a lot of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are things like Lexus’ Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, 18-inch wheels, roof rails, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, Bluetooth, 8-inch touchscreen, USB ports, nine-speaker audio system etc.
Moving next to the Luxury trim, there are additions like adaptive and auto-leveling suspension, headlights washers, wood-trimmed steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery etc. It also offers an optional Driver Support package, which includes a bunch of safety systems. Some of the notable ones are forward collision warning and automatic braking, front- and side-view cameras, a driver inattention monitoring system, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, crawl control etc.
2020 Lexus GX 460 engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Lexus GX 460 will definitely continue with a familiar V8 unit. It is a 4.6-liter V8 unit, which delivers around 300 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. It is quite powerful, but thirsty as well. Average fuel economy goes around 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on a highway. Still, its off-capabilities are pretty amazing. Moreover, you can count on great towing capacity as well. It goes around 6.500 pounds, which is far better compared to most competitors, which ride on a unibody, car-like platform. On the road, this luxury SUV isn’t much of an athlete. Still, it offers a pretty respectable 0-60 time, which goes around 7.5 seconds.
For the Chinese market, it comes with a familiar 4.0-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 270 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, you can’t find this engine in any other market. Both engines come with the same 6-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Lexus GX 460 release date and price
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 won’t feature bigger changes, so we don’t expect to see some unusually early arrival. Most likely, the new model will come in late 2019. The current model goes in a price range between 52.000 and 64.000 dollars and we expect 2020 Lexus GX 460 to continue int the same way.