The much-awaited 2020 Lexus RX luxury-utility vehicle should be a reality and though it is slated to be a 2020 version, there are many who believe that it could be in the market during the end of 2019 or even earlier. Irrespective of the date of release, there is bound to be quite a bit of expectation from this impending release from the house of Lexus. We will try to piece together information from various sources, including quite a few from grapevine sources and find out what exactly will be the shape of the exteriors and interiors. Furthermore, it will have a look at the engine and other interesting possibilities under the bonnet.
2020 Lexus RX Redesign, Exteriors
Those who have access to some reliable information are of the opinion that most of the changes will happen in the interiors of the 2020 Lexus RX. However, this does not mean that the exteriors will be a repeat of the existing model. You certainly can expect some changes that at best could be described as subtle. The spindle grille which was an iconic landmark of the previous models of Lexus RX will most probably be bigger.
Further, the rear and front fascias will see some significant redesigns, also redesigned LED headlights will be slimmer. Though the 18-inch wheels will remain the same in terms of size, it might come with a new and trendy design. The 20-inch versions will also in all probabilities have a style update. Apart from these, those who get information from inside sources have very little reason to believe that there will be any big change. Some classic colors will be offered, like Moonbeam Beige Metallic or Nori Green Pearl.
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Lexus RX 2020 Interior
The grapevine has it that most of the changes will be seen in the interiors. The crossover will have a revised touch screen, also the infotainment system will also have a few updates and you also can expect six USB ports. There will most probably be two versions of the touch screen. It will be available in two sizes 8.0 inches and 12.3 inches. The latter might have the facility of being split into two and will most certainly have a higher resolution when compared to the smaller screen. You also can expect other things such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Alexa amongst other things. The seats will be extremely comfortable with the materials being soft to touch across the board. The driver’s seat is likely to be placed in a commanding situation and will provide the best of visibility.
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2020 Lexus RX Interior
Safety, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 (standard):
– daytime bicyclist detection and low-light pedestrian detection,
– Lane Tracing Assis,
– Road Sign Assist,
– Pre-Collision System,
– All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control…
The latest version of RX will be powered by a 295 HP 265 lb/ft 3.5-liter engine (V-6). It will be mated to the eight-speed automatic transmission system. The all-wheel-drive might be available only with the gas-only version. The gear shifts will be quite smooth and the body roll is also expected to be well controlled. On the whole, it is expected to be almost the same as the previous versions, except for the gas-only version where four-wheel drive is expected.
First Lexus hybrid was made 10 years ago, now history is repeating. Newest Lexus luxury SUV will have D4-S fuel injection 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine combined with two electric engines, which have strong torque. The car will benefit in the matter of acceleration but with optimal fuel consumption, combined 30 mpg for RX and 29 mpg on RXL trim. Altogether, both engines give 308 horsepowers.
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Price And Launch Date
The price has not been announced but again going by grapevine sources, the basic model should cost around $44,845. The release should happen during the end of 2019 (more likely) or during the spring of 2020.
2020 Lexus RX photos