The luxury SUV segment is getting wilder and wilder. Automakers are making significant changes and are offering new features. Radical moves are happening so fast these days. One of the finest examples is the upcoming 2020 Lexus LX 570. For instance, Lexus removed the third-row recently. However, the 2020 LX 570 won’t get significant upgrades.
One of the biggest rumors out there was the all-new generation. However, that is not happening, not yet. Whatsoever, the luxury SUV will introduce minor upgrades. It delivers great power, generous interior space, and great comfort. The hybrid drivetrain is certain for the future, probably in 2021.
The forthcoming 2020 Lexus LX 570 comes with small upgrades this time. There won’t be significant exterior upgrades. That means the new model will look almost the same as its predecessor. This SUV looks very sporty, elegant and stylish. It makes a real stand out in the crowd with its attractiveness. New LX 570 will now get slightly sharper character lines and a couple of more creases. In that way, aerodynamics are additionally improved.
Front fascia offers the same spindle grille with horizontal bars. This grille now sports more chrome inserts. LED headlights are standard and front bumper is looking aggressive. Hood adds slightly more muscles and we like those premium 20-inch alloy wheels. Roof spoiler at the back looks sporty as well. The 2020 LX 570 comes with an innovative split tailgate feature. Stretching taillights will remain and roof rails are standard.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Interior Changes
The most significant change will happen from the inside. The 2020 Lexus LX 570 now comes with two-row seating configuration. Third-row is gone and there will be room for five passengers, not eight. Automaker decided to cut the third row and additionally expand cargo room. It is a brave move, no doubt about it. It seems that Toyota is still trying to find the ideal formula and aim it at smaller families.
According to Toyota, the third row was never really in use. From that perspective, it makes sense to cut the third row. Legroom is now more generous and the cargo area is improved from 44.7 to 51.0 cubic feet of space. The rest of the interior remains the same. Only some technology features will get small updates. Interior is very premium and luxury is guaranteed.
Engine Specs and Hybrid Drivertrain
The upcoming SUV comes with a single drivetrain option. It is the same 5.7-liter V8 that produces 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque. It is a powerful unit that helps this model to tow up to 7,000 pounds. Four-wheel-drive setup is optional once again. Thanks to the Torsen locking system, the grip is better than before. The 2020 Lexus LX 570 also adds systems such as traction control and multi-terrain select system. With these systems, full-size SUV is one very capable off-roader that can tackle different sort of terrains.
Fuel economy delivers 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The 8-speed automatic transmission is available. Because of such a poor fuel economy figures, Lexus will most likely introduce a hybrid version in the near future. The Japanese automaker will most likely pair an electric motor and battery pack with the current engine. Full-size SUV will get additional 40 horses and mileage will see a significant boost.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Lexus LX 570 will compete in the luxury segment. For that reason, the price will start at above $80,000. There will be three trim levels, maybe even four. This full-size SUV will go on sale in the first quarter of 2020. The hybrid model is still uncertain to happen in such a short amount of time.