Su enorme parrilla de rueca también muestra un nuevo estilo.

La gente se ha quejado del tamaño de la parrilla de la BMW X7 desde que la enorme SUV salió al a venta, pero no debemos olvidar que las parrillas de Lexus también han crecido de manera progresiva en los últimos años, y la GX no ha sido la excepción. La marca de lujo de Toyota retocó por segunda vez este modelo presentado originalmente hace 10 años (la primera renovación fue en 2014), y una vez más nos dejó esperando por la tercera generación.

Aunque la parrilla no parece ser más grande de lo que ya era, su nuevo patrón la hace más imponente y vistosa, acentúando aún más su tamaño y la gran cantidad de tejidos con forma de ‘L’ que componen su trama. Lexus afirmó que estos cambios para la GX 2020 llegan en línea con las más recientes claves visuales de la marca, por eso también vemos retoques en las luces LED.

Galería: Lexus GX 2020

Sabemos que la nueva GX tendrá un paquete visual llamado Sport Design Package como opción para los niveles Luxury y Premium, que incluye elementos como rines de 19 pulgadas con acabado en color metálico, o como un borde distinto en la parte inferior de la mencionada parrilla, detalles en los espejos retrovisores, una terminación en negro para las salidas de escape y una apariencia escarlata en las luces traseras.

También podrás solicitar un paquete todoterreno exclusivo de la línea Luxury. Si inviertes un poco más de dinero Lexus te dará muchas cámaras, una protección adicional al tanque de combustible, refrigeración en la transmisión y un selector multiterreno. Este último te permitirá optimizar tu experiencia de conducción según la superficie en la que circules, ya sea arena, fango o un circuito todoterreno con rocas. También está el control de arrastre (Craw Control), muy útil si recorres a campo traviesa a baja velocidad, ya que mantiene el ritmo de marcha de la SUV con la transmisión en baja.

Como siempre, Lexus comercializará esta SUVde lujo con el emblema GX 460 y con el mismo motor V8 de 4.6 litros que desarrolla 301 caballos y 329 libs.-pie de torque, de siempre. Su potencia se lleva a las cuatro llantas mediante una transmisión semiautomática de seis velocidades, y un diferencial de deslizamiento limitado Torsen, más una caja de transferencia de dos velocidades para el modo todoterreno.

Para el modelo 2020 la GX recibe el sistema Lexus Safety System+ como equipamiento estándar, por lo que la versión de base ya tiene incluye alerta de abandono de carril, la alarma pre-colisión con protección al peatón, control de crucero con radar y luces altas automáticas. En cuanto a tecnología, la camioneta gana dos puertos USB más en la parte posterior de su cabina para alcanzar un total de cuatro.

No sabemos aún sobre cuándo estará disponible o cuanto costará, pero podemos orientarte diciendo que la Lexus GX 2019 tiene un precio inicial de $52,505. El modelo 2020 no debería estar muy lejos.

 

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Latest and Greatest: 2020 Lexus GX 460 Adds Standard Lexus Safety System+ and Available All-New Off-Road Package

  • Striking styling inside and out with revised spindle grille, premium triple-beam LED headlights, distinctive interior trims
  • Available Off-Road Package with Multi-Terrain Select for enhanced excursion capability
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+ on all trims, completing standard active safety on all Lexus models
June 18, 2019
PLANO, Texas (June 18, 2019) — For drivers of the updated 2020 GX 460, being safe and looking stylish on either Rodeo Drive or Imogene Pass is a cinch. And thanks to an all-new available Off-Road Package featuring Multi-Terrain Select, tackling tough terrain is equally as easy. Adding extra peace of mind is GX’s now standard Lexus Safety System+, completing Lexus’ milestone of equipping all models with standard active safety equipment.
 
Versatility best describes the luxurious three-row GX. It’s not only engineered for all kinds of terrain, including extreme off-road conditions, it also displays exceptional craftsmanship throughout and seating for up to seven passengers. Heated and ventilated front seats are available as a standalone option for the base model and standard on Premium and Luxury models. In the Sport Design Package for Premium and Luxury trims, captain’s chairs comprise the second-row seating.
 
The 2020 GX wears an updated signature spindle grille that gives it distinctive, standout style which better aligns with the entire Lexus portfolio. Flanking the grille are new standard Premium triple-beam LED headlamps that accent the grille’s refined style. The available Sport Design Package puts an extra touch on the luxury SUV with special details, such as an exclusive lower grille surround, rear valence, side mirrors, matte black exhaust tip, scarlet taillamps and 19-inch alloy wheels with a Gunmetal Metallic finish.
 
Command the City and the Weekend
A dual-purpose luxury vehicle, GX 460 can go from a short work commute in the city, to a long family vacation deep in the Rocky Mountains. The standard engine is a 301-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 producing 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Combine that with a 6,500-lb. towing capacity, and you’ve got an ideal boat hauler. Towing is aided with Trailer Sway Control, a function of the Vehicle Stability Control that enhances straight-line tracking.
 
Handcrafted Details and Hand-Selected Materials
Elegance is standard on the GX 460. Available features include a wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, crafted exclusively with hand-selected materials. The GX’s available semi-aniline leather is dyed completely through, unlike most leathers with conventional surface dyes. New for 2020, Premium and Luxury grades are equipped with an elegant Gray Sapele wood with aluminum trim.
 
The GX comes in seven vibrant exterior colors: Starfire Pearl, Atomic Silver, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Fire Agate Pearl, Black Onyx and Claret Mica. The GX interior is available in the following four colors: Black, Sepia, Ecru, and all-new Rioja Red with black headliner.
 
Control of the Road 
Utilizing the technology of the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), the GX 460 enhances handling and ride comfort by helping to keep the vehicle level in both on and off-road conditions. When the GX encounters an uneven surface, one compressed cylinder causes fluid to flow to the other cylinder, helping the vehicle to keep all four wheels on the ground. The system works without any action needed by the driver.
 
Another asset of the GX for on-road smoothness is the available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). The AVS uses electronically controlled dampers that adjust to road surface conditions. The driver can tailor the ride by selecting from Normal, Sport, or Comfort modes.
 
Four-Wheel Active Traction
With a full-time automatic four-wheel drive system, the Lexus GX 460 is at home on the backcountry trails as it is in the mall parking lot.
 
A TORSEN® torque-sensing limited slip center differential distributes power 40:60 front to rear under most driving conditions and changes the ratio as needed based on wheel slip. The four-wheel drive system offers a low range for slow speed off-road driving, and the center differential can be electronically locked.
 
The two-speed transfer case with low range is supported by a wide array of chassis control technology. With Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and available Crawl Control, the GX can roam unpaved roads, trails, and steep inclines with confidence.
 
Off-Road Prowess 
Enhancing GX’s already capable skillset when the pavement ends is the all-new Off-Road Package that’s available on Luxury grade. The package offers proven off-road technologies such as Lexus’ Multi-Terrain Monitor and Panoramic View Monitors with driver and passenger cameras; transmission cooler; fuel tank protector; Crawl Control; and Multi-Terrain Select.
 
Multi-Terrain Select allows you to choose from multiple surfaces such as loose rocks, mud and sand, moguls, and more to optimize drivability. This advanced system regulates wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and brakes, helping improve traction. Demanding off-road situations necessitate constant awareness of all surroundings. With the Multi-Terrain Monitor and Panoramic View Monitors, front passengers can view front, rear, side, and now under (displaying terrain and tire location underneath your vehicle) camera views on the navigation screen, providing the most avid off-road driver peace of mind.
 
Crawl Control – Advanced Technology 
Activated with the press of a button, the available Crawl Control system is designed to automatically maintain an optimal slow and steady pace over demanding landscapes. Crawl Control is designed for driving on difficult terrain at low speeds and automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings, so drivers can keep their focus on steering through difficult terrain.
 
Engaged when the vehicle is in low range, Crawl Control allows the vehicle to move forward or in reverse at one of five driver-selectable low-speed settings. Crawl Control also engages the front and rear “virtual” Locking differentials to help reduce tire slippage and optimize chassis behavior. Crawl Control can also help the driver navigate the GX 460 through sand, mud, or snow.
 
Multimedia and Connected Technologies 
The Lexus multimedia system on the GX offers a touchscreen with a customizable home screen that can display three sections simultaneously. The available navigation system’s three-dimensional map view makes it an even more effective driving partner. Rear seat passengers can power their mobile devices thanks to two additional USB ports, bringing the GX’s total to four.
 
Drivers can navigate with peace of mind thanks to Lexus Enform Safety Connect, which is included for the first 10 years of ownership. It allows for access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect, the vehicle can also send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus retailer.
 
The Lexus Enform Remote service lets you lock and unlock doors, start the engine and climate control, check the fuel level and more all through your smartphone, smartwatch or devices enabled with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.  And it’s included for the first year of ownership.
 
Lexus Safety 
The Lexus GX 460 is equipped to handle today’s modern family and is designed to help them arrive in style, comfort, and safety wherever their adventures lead.
 
Bolstering this mission is the addition of the Lexus Safety System+ suite of technologies that is now standard on the entire 2020 Lexus vehicle lineup. Lexus Safety System+ includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
 
From advanced lane-assistance technology to intuitive high beams that offer added illumination to help keep you focused on the road ahead, this integrated suite of standard active safety equipment brings us one step closer to a world without crashes.
 
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Lexus Safety System+ includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection that’s designed to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in the path of your Lexus under certain conditions. Should it detect a potential frontal collision, it prompts the driver to take evasive action and may automatically prepare Brake Assist for increased brake force and, in some cases, can even automatically brake the vehicle to a stop.
  • Lane Departure Alert
Lane Departure Alert is designed to provide an audible alert if an inadvertent lane departure is detected.
  • Intelligent High Beams
To help provide greater visibility for the driver, as well as fellow drivers, this system offers added illumination to help keep the GX’s driver focused on the road. When the road ahead is clear, the system defaults to high-beam mode, then temporarily switches to low beams when it detects the headlamps or taillamps of vehicles ahead.
 
  • High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
This system uses radar and camera technology to help you maintain a preset speed and following distance from the vehicle ahead. If a driver gets closer than the preset distance, the throttle is automatically reduced, and the brakes may automatically be applied. As soon as the road ahead clears, the GX returns to its preset speed.
 
Experience a utility vehicle luxuriously crafted to take you further than ever before—meet the 2020 Lexus GX.