There are few possibilities for the 2020 Lexus LX. Rumors are saying the company is not going to change this model any time soon, while other speculations are reporting about the new generation. Anyway, the company is not out yet with the model for 2020. German carmakers are going strong, with performance-oriented versions following the new generations of BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS. This could speed up the Japanese automaker and deliver the new LX after 13 years. Well, the latest facelift dates from 2015, so it is definitely a time for a change.
There are few render images showing slight modifications of the front fascia. However, that is nothing big. Under the hood of the big SUV is a 5.7-liter V8 engine, the biggest one Toyota offers for its vehicles. In future we can also see a hybrid drivetrain for this model, but not for the 2020 Lexus LX. F Sport is part of the lineup and this trim offers more aggressive appearance. The SUV can take up to eight passengers and buyers can also purchase a seven-seater version.
2020 Lexus LX Specs
The only drivetrain for the 2020 Lexus LX is a reliable 5.7 V8 unit capable to make 380 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. The premium SUV is going to consume a lot of fuel. Since the SUV uses only an AWD, the fuel economy is 13/18 mpg. The good thing about the drive system is a multi-terrain feature. You can select the most suitable mode for road and weather conditions. There are five different setups: mud and sand; loose rock; rock; rock and dirt; and mogul. Besides that, the new LX will also offer CRAWL control for better climbing. With Active Height Control, your ride can gain three inches of extra ground clearance. The SUV is sending power through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Lexus LX is offering eight seats. Total cargo capacity behind the third row is 9 cubic feet. It increases to 27 or 45 cubic feet with seats folded down. Whatsoever, the company is also offering a two-row version of the full-size premium SUV. In this case, behind the rear row there are 35 cubic feet, and 50 cu.ft. behind the front seats. Furthermore, the 3-row model also comes with a seven-seat layout and captain’s chairs in the middle row. The maximum towing capacity of the LX is 8,500 pounds.
Leather is all over the interior of the 2020 Lexus LX 570. Also, there are a lot of wooden details, but the highlight of the cockpit is definitely a 12-inch touchscreen display. It is a center of the infotainment system that will offer Android Auto services next year. Well, the screen can be split into three sections to show info from different segments. Navigation and 4-zone climate control are standard. If you want cool upgrades, Lexus LX will offer an entertaining system for rear seats with 11-inch screens in headrests. There are also USB ports, stereo sound, and wireless headphones. The standard audio system brings nine speakers. A higher-end option is a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound.
Besides standard options, you can upgrade the interior with a Luxury suite that adds heated second row seats and ventilated front buckets. More premium leather is also optional, while the welcome Lexus logo lighting when you open the door is available as well. The wireless charger is also an optional feature, while the most notable exterior upgrade is 21-inch alloy wheels.
Diesel and Hybrid Engines
There are a couple of rumors regarding the new engine choice for the 2020 Lexus LX. Almost the entire SUV lineup of Toyota’s premium brand is electrified. One of the rare models that don’t offer a hybrid setup is LX. In the future, we will definitely see this one coming, but could it happen next season? The automaker is not unveiling such plans, so we could see only a kind of a mild-hybrid setup, eventually. On the other hand, we can hear for a while that diesel engines are possible for other big rigs in the family. So, if this happens, be sure that Lexus LX will take advantage of extra torque as well.
2020 Lexus LX Price and Release Date
The 2020 Lexus LX will be out later this year. The company will offer three different configurations by default. Two and three-row version are already there, and the novelty for the upcoming season is the F Sport. All details about this model will be available soon. The price should remain the same as before, with the entry-level model’s cost around $83,000. That is the value similar to Land Cruiser’s. A three-row version starts over $90k, while the F Sport will be closer to a six-digit price. Main rivals for this SUV are Infiniti QX80 built on a new Monograph concept, as well as the next-gen Cadillac Escalade coming in 2020. All-new BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS are already out. We also expect the response from Ford, whose Lincoln Navigator is one of the most popular models in the class.