Lexus is the premium division of Toyota motors. We will find some similarities, especially under the hood. But, the distinctive and unique design makes 2020 Lexus SUV Lineup more attractive. With the arrival of the subcompact model, the range is now complete. There are all sizes of crossovers and SUVs, with petrol and hybrid drivetrains. Diesel engines are missing, and the company is working on the performance model which could debut next season.
Some of the models are already announced, while we are still waiting for updates for others. Depending on your needs, you can choose subcompact UX, small SUV NX, mid-size RX, a seven-seat GX, and the full-size LX SUV. What is the same, what’s new, and what is yet to come in the 2020 Lexus SUV Lineup, you will find out if you read the complete review.
2020 Lexus UX – It Is Still Early For Big Updates
The subcompact premium crossover is the youngest member of the 2020 Lexus SUV Lineup. Arrived in 2018, it still doesn’t need too many changes. The first feedbacks are here, so designers will try to fix all the things that bother drivers. The next season is not going to bring any major changes for the configurations available for build. So, the crossover is coming with a petrol engine as 2020 Lexus UX 200 or hybrid, as 2020 Lexus UX 250h. Each of them offers three different trim levels – standard, F Sport, and Luxury.
Changes on these packages are the most notable updates for the 2020 Lexus UX as the smallest vehicle in the 2020 Lexus SUV Lineup. The crossover is using a 2.0-liter engine that produces 170 hp and 150 pound-feet of torque. The same drivetrain is serving as a base for a hybrid setup. With an electric motor, it boosts the power output to 180 horsepower. The more important improvement is for the gas mileage. A standard setup returns 30/37 mpg, while the UX 250h hybrid is jumping to 40 mpg combined. It is also quicker than the gasoline version since hybrid needs 0.5 seconds less to reach 60 mph.
2020 Lexus NX Ready For a Mid-Cycle Refresh
…or even the next generation. The company chiefs announced the new series of compact crossover SUV are moving production to Canada, Ontario. This could mean we can also expect a lower price. But, still, official info is missing. Fans are sure that 2020 Lexus NX is getting a new look. But, will it be a redesign or the new, second generation, we will see. Rumors are swirling, but only a few things are certain.
First of all, the 2020 Lexus NX, like its smaller sibling UX, will have a petrol and hybrid engine (NX 300 and NX 300h). Release date is set for the first quarter of next year, and by that time we will have all answers about the crossover’s redesign. Launched in 2015, the NX is ready for changes. But, the evolution speed of compact crossover SUVs is faster than five or ten years ago. Now, some vehicles are getting the next generation after only a few years. Well, one of them could be the 2020 Lexus NX, which is taking the place as the second smallest model in the 2020 Lexus SUV Lineup.
Whatever the company decides to do, the new vehicle will be available as petrol, hybrid, and the special F Sport model. The last one is the most interesting with special visual upgrades and design. Compared to its siblings, NX F Sport costs nearly the same as hybrid (around $40,000 for 2020). It also offers an all-wheel drive, which is a setup the smaller UX is not going to use.
2020 Lexus RX – The Flagship Model
The mid-size 2020 Lexus RX luxury SUV will share some things with the compact NX crossover. The latest update for both of them dates back from 2015 and the new models will go through a facelift. The redesign will modernize the RX, which is one of the most versatile SUV in the market. Look at this – the vehicle offers petrol and hybrid engines, 2WD and 4WD, standard and extended length, and of course, the F Sport model. Having all these options, there are a lot of possible configurations.
Length and width of the upcoming 2020 Lexus RX will remain the same. The SUV comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, safety will be better all across the lineup. Since the engine remains the same 3.5-liter V6 unit, towing capacity stays 3,500 pounds. Standard offer with the petrol engine can be found as RX 350. The RX 350l offers more room inside the cabin. Compared to the normal length, the extended version offers three rows of seats.
If you choose an F Sport model, you will get a totally different front fascia. Sporty upgrades make this version very popular among younger buyers. The base SUV is available from $44,000. All-wheel drive costs $1,500; F Sport package $6,000; long-body RX 350 will cost $48,000; while the hybrid uses an AWD only for $47,000.
Check out what’s new for the RX mid-size model HERE
After Ten Years, 2020 Lexus GX is Going to the Next Generation
Fans won’t accept anything but the new generation of the mid-size SUV. The 2020 Lexus GX was spied wearing heavy camouflage. Some changes are notable, such as the shape of the vehicle and the new headlights. We believe it is all part of the next-gen GX which will bring the major changes for 2020 Lexus SUV lineup. The release date and price are not set yet. But, expect the SUV to appear soon.
The second generation of the mid-size model appeared in 2009. The GX 460 stood out with its capabilities and a large 4.6-liter V8 engine was very capable. For the next-gen 2020 Lexus GX, the company is probably adding a hybrid model. Spy photos can’t unveil this, but we are sure the big change is on the way.
Besides that, the redesign will completely update the 2020 Lexus GX. The exterior shape is getting fresh details. The GX 460 updates the front fascia. Although it is already luxurious enough, designers are ready to upgrade the interior with new materials and systems. More accessories, safety features, infotainment gadgets, and everything else will make the mid-size 7-seat SUV ahead of the competition.
Learn everything about the new GX HERE
2020 Lexus LX is the Largest Model in 2020 Lexus SUV Lineup
After experiments with two and three rows of seats, the next 2020 Lexus GX will have both configurations. Well, the five-seat layout might be interesting, but you can fold rear row in the 7-seat version to get nearly the same setup. However, the LX 570 is the oldest model in the lineup. First, its first appearance was in 1995 (the RX came out in 1998, and GX in 2002). Also, the current generation of the largest model in the 2020 Lexus SUV lineup was launched in 2007. It seems like the big rig needs a big update.
Rumors are offering few options for the all-new 2020 Lexus GX 570. Some say the test mules are hiding the complete redesign. Other sources are denying these stories. But, spy photos are definitely showing the SUV that uses the new look. Anyway, we can be sure that engine specs will remain the same. LX is using a 5.7-liter V8 capable to produce 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. That is enough for 8,500 pounds of towing capacity. The new member of the squad could be a hybrid drivetrain, which will definitely increase the price. The cost of the 2020 Lexus GX will be the major downside since the best offer starts at $87,000. The third row will cost you $4,000 more and hybrid will be very close to the six-digit price.
2020 Lexus SUV Lineup Gets the Reinforcement – Performance SUV?
We hear the news about the Lexus Performance SUV. But, no one explains what it is. Some say it is an off-road vehicle. SO, kind of luxurious version of TRD Pro package for Toyota’s SUVs and trucks. But, reports are an indication this one could be the F-badge model, probably as a part of LX or GX lineup. Both models will introduce some serious changes for the upcoming season, and one of them could be the new member of the 2020 Lexus SUV lineup.
Whatsoever, no one mentions any details. Well, it depends on which model will be the base for the Lexus Performance SUV concept. The engine is definitely a V8, but displacement could be either 4.6 or 5.7-liter. Special shocks, suspensions, brakes, exhaust system, and tires must be added. So, the Lexus Performance SUV is actually the Lexus TRD SUV. This model will be the most expensive one in the entire 2020 Lexus SUV lineup.
Read a full story about the Lexus Performance SUV concept HERE