The new 2020 Lexus LX 570 will suffer a lot of modifications. Some experts believe it is time for the new generation of the full-size premium SUV. Well, Toyota, the parent company, is considering to launch the new generation of its longest-serving vehicle, Land Cruiser. According to rumors, Series 300 will replace existing LC 200. On the other hand, the premium branch, Lexus, is taking benefits of this move. A lot of things will be the same between these two cousins. Some say the redesign of the LX could even bring the TRD Pro version to the lineup.
This is the largest SUV in Lexus’ lineup. The vehicle is going into the new generation, together with GX mid-size model. The Changes will be similar and both models will offer two- and three-row configuration. Of course, thanks to the extended wheelbase and body length, the LX will have more space inside the cockpit. Also, the larger engine is coming for the next full-size SUV. It is a reliable 5.7-l V8. But, this time, it could get electric support to provide a better fuel economy. Currently, this is the biggest downside of the SUV, and the 2020 Lexus LX 570 is about to fix it.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Object No1 – New Body Style
LX is not looking so outdated as its closest siblings – Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus GX. However, the redesign of the vehicle is going to attract more buyers. Things in the full-size premium segment are changing, and other companies announced their new models. Also, it’s been 12 years since the LX is in its third generation. It is time for the next chapter. The 2020 Lexus LX 570 redesign will bring enough changes to show the new SUV to the world. Designers will probably change the spindle grille although it is one of the trademarks. But, they could update it, as well as the bumper and headlights. More changes will happen inside the vehicle. But, we will talk more about that later.
Second Goal – Lighter Body
The new parts will use more lightweight materials. It will make the curb weight drop. Currently, the LX weighs 6,000 pounds (+/- 100 lbs depending on a trim level). By using aluminum and carbon fiber, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 could save more than 200 pounds. On the other hand, it is not going to cause problems with skills and performance. the SUV will be more agile, and it keeps the same safety level. So, the 5.7-liter V8 engine is also going to deliver 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, and the lighter LX 570 will also be quicker. With such savings, we could see the new model accelerating 0-60 mph in less than 7 seconds.
Third Task – Hybrid Model
Well, this could be the tricky one. But, the Lexus is the leader in the premium segment when it is up to the electrification. Its smaller crossovers and SUVs are offering a kind of hybrid drivetrain. On the other hand, it is a way harder to pull off the deal with a V8 engine. But, we can hear rumors that a mild-hybrid version is on the way for the 2020 Lexus LX 570 as a part of the redesign package. Well, we will wait to see if the electric motor can help a huge 5.7-liter V8 engine achieve better outputs.
Second + Third Changes Lead to Fourth – Better Gas Mileage
The most important boost should be the gas mileage. Currently, we can rate the LX as a thirsty rig. It returns only 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on highways. The diet in a combination with a hybrid engine could add a couple of miles to the current values. Well, the outputs are not going over 20 mpg for the highway. On the other hand, in proportion, that is 10 percent better.
Finally – the 2020 Lexus LX 570 Will Offer More Space Inside
The 2020 Lexus LX 570 is definitely going to be the spacious SUV. But, what is the main difference between two-row vs three-row? It is not all about the space, but also the access. You need to slide the middle row to go to the back. Well, the seven-seat SUV offers additional option, since you can always fold the rear bench and create a two-row model from this one. But, the three-row model comes with 45 cubic feet total and 27 cubic feet behind the second row, while the two-row version adds 5 cubic feet total, and offer 35 cubic feet behind the seats.
The interior of the 2020 Lexus LX 570 will get a major upgrade. That is Android Auto. Toyota will finally add this feature to its equipment list. Apple CarPlay is there since the last year. That is not all since the new infotainment system is on the way. This is big news, but we are not sure yet if it is going to be available for 2020 or 2021 season models.