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Refreshed Lexus GX Gets New Grille, Safety Features

The 2020 Lexus GX 460 has been refreshed to include standard safety technology and a massive new grille. As one of the oldest vehicles in the Lexus lineup and the whole industry in general, the refresh is welcome as the SUV has been on sale for 10 years and hasn’t been updated since 2014.

If you didn’t like Lexus’ enormous grille before, get ready because now there’s a whole lot more of it. While we were starting to get used to it on other models, the scale of the grille on this full-size three-row SUV might be a bit hard to swallow for some. The grille might actually be the same size as before but now has a mesh design instead of horizontal chrome bars, which makes it look larger and more intense. Flanking the new grille are updated triple-beam LED headlights. There are also some new trim options available for the interior and now the second-row passengers each get a USB port.

The bigger news (figuratively speaking) is the addition of Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment, which means the entire Lexus lineup now comes standard with active safety equipment. This package includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

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The Lexus GX Luxury trim is now available with a new optional Off-Road package that includes a multi-terrain monitor with panoramic camera views (you can see what’s around the SUV and even underneath), a transmission cooler, fuel tank protector, Crawl Control, and Multi-Terrain Select, which lets drivers tailor the SUV’s performance depending on the terrain (rocks, mud, moguls, snow and sand).

The powertrain for the Lexus GX remains the same, a 4.6L V8 that outputs 301 hp and 329 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed transmission sending power to all four wheels that enables the SUV to tow up to 6,500 lbs.

Pricing and availability for the 2020 Lexus GX 460 haven’t been announced yet.