The forthcoming 2020 Lexus GX 470 is making a return. This model was popular during the early 2000s and now it’s coming back. It will be similar to the current GX 460 model. That means the GX 470 will also be a two-purpose vehicle. Both on and off-road capabilities are quite astonishing. This SUV will deploy a body-on-frame chassis and it will deliver great performances.
A three-row interior layout will be available and the level of luxury is very high. On the other hand, GX-470 will be more off-road capable than its sibling. Dimensionally, two models will be very similar. Even the styling is the same, along with the powerful V8 engine.
The all-new 2020 Lexus GX 470 will ride on the old-school body-on-frame platform. This will result in a more truckish ride, especially during the off-road adventures. Of course, in the city, this model will act as a modern crossover should. GX 470 will arrive with standard 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and running boards.
On top of that, swing-out tailgate, a rearview camera, and roof rails are available as standard. Boxy appearance is visible at first glance. Higher ride height is similar to the Toyota Land Cruiser model. Whatsoever, this SUV will share plenty of similarities with the Land Cruiser SUV. The spindle grille, bolder bumpers, and a power moonroof are almost the same.
2020 Lexus GX 470 Colors
The arriving crossover SUV will get numerous paint jobs. This model will be available in various exterior paints that are looking gorgeous. Our favorite is the Nightfall Mica. Besides that, you can choose between Starfire Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, and Fire Agate Pearl.
Moreover, colors such as Silver Lining Metallic, Black Onyx, and Claret Mica are in the offer too. That makes up to seven different exterior colors. According to the latest reports, Lexus could expand the color palette.
Interior Details and Trim Levels
This SUV will offer a room for seven persons across the three rows. However, optional second-row captain’s chairs will reduce the seating capacity to six. You can choose between the base and Luxury trims. Features such as dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats and fake leather upholstery are standard. Also, Lexus offers an 8-inch display, Bluetooth and two USB ports. The base model comes with a 9-speaker audio system.
Luxury trim offers a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. The rear entertainment system is also available. On the Luxury model, Lexus offers a standard Driver Support Package. This package adds numerous driver-assistance features. That includes automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring. While not confirmed, this SUV could get a mid-range Premium trim level.
Engine Specs and Off-Road Equipment
The performance of the 2020 Lexus GX 470 will be similar to the GX 460 model. However, Lexus’ newest SUV will offer the better off-road capability. That means the GX 470 will get numerous off-road features. For the start, a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System is available and it additionally improves the off-road traction.
Higher ground clearance, lockable center differential and low-range transfer case are available as well. Both the base and Luxury models will ride on a 4.6-liter V8. This engine is producing up to 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission and the four-wheel-drive system will be in the offer. This SUV can tow up to 6,500 pounds.
Lexus GX 470 Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2020 Lexus GX 470 will arrive with a higher price than its GX 460 sibling. GX 460 is priced at $52,500 while the GX 470 will cost $54,000. Also, the new model will offer a Luxury trim level that is available for $65,000. Lexus’ newest SUV will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019.