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Lexus GX 2020: the Japanese giant is updated

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Lexus GX 2020-One of the largest models of the Japanese manufacturer has just been presented to the United States, one of its main markets, offering a refreshed image. And much more generous equipment.

In our country, the SUV range offered by Lexus includes the NX, UX and RX models, three products that try to meet the European demands of this type of customer who is looking for a plus of luxury and exclusivity. However, there are other markets such as the United States that has a broader family. Standing above the rest  a specimen that is around five meters and whose name is GX.

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Launched in 2002, the Lexus GX remains an important reference for Toyota’s luxury brand. And its second generation is the best example of this. Given that the latter was introduced in 2009, there are many who think that next year we will see a completely renovated specimen that brings that air of freshness that the Japanese SUV lacks.

But it seems that the Asian firm’s plans are different and the best proof of this we have with the recent presentation of the 2020 model. That is a restyling instead of a completely new product.

And it is that the face lift that the Japanese giant has received affects both the aesthetic part. And the equipment that it now incorporates, leaving intact everything related to mechanics. Starting with its exterior image.

The model now incorporates a large front grille and newly designed headlamps, as well as modified bumpers. Likewise, both the tires and the taillights present new designs. Inside, meanwhile, the main change comes from an updated infotainment system.

It’s most outstanding aesthetic changes affect the front, with a large grille.

Lexus plans go through offering both the renewed GX and the long wheelbase RX in parallel. So that customers could feel somewhat confused when deciding between one and the other. However, it seems that the third generation of the GX will not arrive.

And will finally be withdrawn to give more freedom to its three-row brother. But until that happens, if it occurs. The brand will continue to bet heavily on a model that incorporates several new features in its equipment.

We say this because the Lexus GX 2020 has the so – called Off-Road Package. And which adds various cameras around its body to monitor everything that happens around the vehicle. In addition to a selector for driving modes, protective plates, suspension optimized and reinforcements in the transmission. All this to be even more capable on terrain far from the roa.

Although within it the driver will have the Safety System + , which integrates adaptive cruise control, lane change alert, automatic light control. And the assistant of Pre-collision with pedestrian detection.

Regarding the propeller, the one in charge of driving the GX continues to be a 4.6-liter V8 block, electrified to a 24-volt network, which offers 305 horsepower. And a maximum torque of 446 Nm, together with a new automatic gearbox.

Invoice that the brand has already introduced in LC and LS, that is, a CVT transmission that simulates 10 speeds, whose name is Direct Shift. All that energy is transmitted to the asphalt through an all -wheel drive system. And a Torsion limited slip differential.

Lexus RX 2020: Sharper Spearhead

Lexus RX 2020

The Japanese brand sharpens one of its most representative models of the moment, the RX. It does not seem so. But it has been on the market for four years.

Time passes for everyone, even for models like the Lexus RX whose avant-garde aesthetics allow it to perfectly camouflage itself between the latest releases. However, it is not all a matter of appearances. And when your car is called to compete with the best SUVs of the moment. You need it to be up to date.

They are well aware of this in Lexus, which have limited themselves to darkening the wide front grille, adding a series of newly designed wheels up to 18 inches in diameter and modifying the LED lighting of the headlights and lights, as far as the aesthetic changes of this RX is concerned. The great reform and the most necessary, is inside.

With a more distinguished general appearance, new materials. And above all, a superior technological endowment. The renewed Lexus RX boasts a state-of-the-art interior. Most striking is undoubtedly the new 12.3-inch central screen. 8 “in the case of the series. Which rises above the dashboard in its central part to allow the driver to take his eyes off the view as little as possible. Of course, from the same and infotainment system is controlled that has Apple Car Play.

In terms of safety, the new Lexus RX and RX L – seven-seat variant – add the so-called Lexus Safety System +, a program that combines numerous driving assistants to reinforce activity safety. We refer to the Pre-Collision system with low-light pedestrian detection, Road Sign Assist (RSA) for signal reading or the combination of Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Lane Tracking Assistance (LTA).

On the mechanical plane, we did not find too many new features in this restyling of the Lexus RX. Its hybrid mechanics continues associating the 3.5-liter gasoline engine. And Atkinson cycle with an electric unit to offer 313 horsepower and 335 Nm of maximum torque, a force that reaches all four wheels thanks to a continuous variable transmission. An electronic differential, called Active Cornering Assit, is responsible for mitigating under steer when accelerating around a curve.

In fact, the chassis of this RX 2020 promises greater dynamism thanks to revised FCD active shocks –Control Friction Dumper– and stabilizer bars one millimeter thicker. In short, we are dealing with a hybrid SUV to the last, which has known how to polish its defects and that, will arrive on the market this year with a price higher than 75,000 dollars.

The author is an expert on occupational training and a prolific writer who writes extensively on Business, technology, and education. He can be contacted for professional advice in matters related with occupation and training on his blog Communal Business and Your Business Magazine.

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The author is an expert on occupational training and a prolific writer who writes extensively on Business, technology, and education. He can be contacted for professional advice in matters related with occupation and training on his blog Communal Business and Your Business Magazine.

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