The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is large, luxe, and ready rumble even across challenging off-road terrain.
Toyota's high-end auto brand just unveiled the latest iteration of the luxury SUV with an Off-Road trim, and it includes a lot more than a lift kit and suspension tweaks.
The package's Multi-Terrain Select feature allows you to input what surface you're driving on, like loose rocks, mud, sand or moguls. In turn, the high-tech system will regulate wheelspin by adjusting the throttle and brakes, thus improving traction.
The front passengers can also watch what's happening around and underneath the vehicle on the navigation screen via multiple Panoramic View Monitors.
On the most punishing landscapes, a Crawl Control System that automatically modulates the throttle and brakes in forward or reverse gears over five low-speed settings can be activated at the push of a button, freeing the driver to focus on steering.
The 2020 GX 460 also gets an brawnier look via an updated spindle grille and new standard triple-beam LED headlights. Spring for the Sport Design Package to add a matte black exhaust tip, a lower grille surround and 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Gunmetal Metallic.
The other notable new feature is the now-standard Lexus Safety System+ with pre-collision, pedestrian, and lane departure detection.
Like past GX 460 models, it's powered by a 301-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8. With 329 lb-ft of torque, it can tow up to 6,500 lbs—perfect if you've got a penchant for weekend boating trips.
We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the swanky, spacious interior equipped with a leather-clad heated steering wheel, an available Gray Sapele wood-and-aluminum trim, and seating for seven courtesy of a third row.
Prices haven't been revealed, but Car and Driver expects a hike of at least a few hundred dollars over the 2019 model's $53,530 base price.