The current generation of this supper-capable luxury SUV is quite old, so it’s no wonder that many reports suggest 2021 Lexus GX 460 redesign. At this point, this is just a rumor and it already looks like the redesign will have to wait for at least two more years. Apparently, the upcoming 2020-year model is about to get a certain amount of novelties. Which clearly indicates that the overhaul won’t happen so soon. Simply, it doesn’t make any sense to do a redesign only a year after updating it. Therefore, the 2021 GX will most likely come without bigger changes, while adopting novelties from the upcoming update.
2021 Lexus GX 460 Design
As we already mentioned the Lexus GX 460 new model 2021 probably won’t happen. We will rather see a typical carryover model, with minor tweaks only. The upcoming update is about to bring a fine amount of novelties, so the current generation should carry on for a little bit more time. The testing model has been spotted and it looks like we are about to see some visual changes, as well as a couple of novelties on the inside. However, the overall design won’t change, so we can count on the same decade-old vehicle, which is amazing off the roan, but definitely can’t compare with modern rivals in terms of on-road comfort and ride quality.
Styling and Interior Changes
The test mule is on the road. We can easily see which areas will get novelties by looking at the camouflage. Naturally, most of them will come to the front. We presume that the 2021 Lexus GX 460 will come with revisions on the grille and bumper, maybe even on headlights. These changes should bring it closer to the brand’s newest design language.
On the inside, the new model will get a new steering wheel, pretty much the same one that you can find in most passengers cars from Lexus, including crossover. It will definitely have a big impact on the interior look, but we are pretty sure that most of you will be more interesting to hear something about the infotainment system. According to the latest reports, we are about to see a completely new infotainment system in the next year. That should be the same one that debuted in the updated Tacoma. In practice, this means a new 8-inch screen, with better colors and graphics, quicker response and more functions. Also, the GX 460 will finally come with smartphone goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Additionally, the interior could come with a couple of new schemes in the offer.
2021 Lexus GX 460 Engine
Without any doubt, this aspect of the 2021 Lexus GX 460 will remain the same. We count on a well-known 4.6-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power is more than enough to ensure a convenient ride, even in a heavy vehicle like this one. It comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which ensures a quite smooth ride as well. On the other side, a big complaint goes to fuel economy. This engine may be extremely reliable, but it is also very thirsty. In the best case, you can get around 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
2021 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
Considering that the 2021 Lexus GX 460 redesign won’t happen, we will see this model on sale sometime late in the next year. Changes in prices are not expected, so base models should go around 52.000 dollars.