Quick Guide: 2020 Lexus Model Updates

The 2020 model year for Lexus models will include several minor changes and updates as well as just a few tweaks to current builds and available trims. Check out our comprehensive guide to the 2020 Lexus model updates and let us know which you’re most excited about in the comments section below. You can reserve your new Lexus now or get your questions answered by our Elite of Lexus sales team at North Park Lexus Dominion by visiting our dealership in San Antonio, Texas or calling us at 210-816-6000. Keep reading for crash-course – Lexus Dominion style – on the 2020 model year updates.

Comparison of the 2019 and updated 2020 Lexus GX 460 interior trim
2019 and 2020 GX Side by Side Comparison

2020 Lexus ES Updates

With the Lexus ES receiving a major change for the 2019 model year, the upcoming 2020 ES 350 and ES 300h will feature minor tweaks that most Lexus drivers will hardly notice. For those individuals that look at these cars day in and day out – you know who you are – these “changes’ are a little more exciting – we have to get our kicks somewhere.

  • Standard Power-Folding Outside Mirrors on Premium, Luxury, Ultra Luxury and F SPORT models (always nice!)
  • Optional Factory Spoiler
  • Starting in the October 2019 Production – ES will get Android Auto

2020 IS Updates

A major change is coming down the road, but for now, we will get by with the addition of the sleek Triple Beam LED headlamps that will come on the 2020 IS 350 F SPORT built for our area.

2020 IS 350 F SPORT with Triple Beam LED headlamps
New for 2020 IS 350 F SPORT builds: Triple Beam LED headlamps

2020 GS Updates

The future of the Lexus GS sedan is still unknown, but we can tell you that there will be a 2020 model year built. Lexus will be dropping the 2.0L engine however and going with the popular 3.5L engine that is currently on the GS 350. The 2020 GS F will also see some minor changes:

  • New 19″ Matte Black Wheel
  • Outer Mirrors change from Gray to Black
  • B Pillar changes from Gray to Black
  • New Blue Brake Calipers (optional)
  • New White Interior option

2020 LS Updates

2020 LS Inspiration Series
2020 LS 500 Inspiration Series in Deep Garnet

The 2020 LS 500 and LS 500h will kick off the new model year with an all-new Inspiration Series. The plan is to build 300 of these special edition LS models throughout 2020 and it will introduce a new color, Deep Garnet as well as some notable enhancements to it’s unique Luxury Package including:

  • 20″ Black Vapor Chrome Wheels
  • White interior
  • Black instrument panel and carpet
  • Updated passenger blue LED design panel
  • Kiriko Glass ornamentation
  • Mark Levinson audio
  • Door Courtesy Lamps with 4 Lexus logos
  • New Card Key

The 2020 LS will also receive some updates which will include the 20″ Vapor Chrome Wheels being available on the base grade and on the F SPORT model, a new white interior option.

2020 Lexus RX Updates

If you haven’t yet seen all of the pictures circulating of the 2020 RX then you are definitely missing out! Check out over 100+ pictures of the updated luxury crossover on the LexusEnthusiast.com site or enjoy any of the pictures we took at a recent meeting up at Lexus HQ in Plano.

2020 RX Luxury Package
New Noir Green color on 2020 Lexus RX 350 Luxury Package

The “minor” model updates for the 2020 RX include:

  • Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto (1st Lexus to have Android Auto) – all finally added to the Lexus RX
  • New Touchscreen Multimedia/Navigation Screen and new Touchpad replaces the old Remote Touch
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 with Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Cyclist Detection, Low-light Pedestrian Detection
  • Optional Rear Power Door with Kick Sensor
  • Refreshed Grille (see above), DRL, taillamps, bumpers, exhaust, skid plate and new, optional (gorgeous!) triple beam LED headlamps
  • New Wheel Design for 18″ Base and 20″ Luxury – see the Luxury wheel in the picture above.
  • New Colors: Nori Green (6X4) and Moonbeam Mica Beige Metallic (4X8)
  • Satin Cashmere and Silver Lining Metallic are discontinued for 2020
  • New Center Console Cell-Phone Pocket
  • 6 USB Ports
  • NuLuxe interior on Premium and Base builds
  • Birch interior replaces Status Gray (you can see Birch currently on the UX)
  • All-new F SPORT Performance Package (model code 9427) which will also include the following: EPS Sport Tuned Steering, AVS (same as on the LC coupe) and sport-tuned suspension, Sport S+ and Custom Drive Modes, Cool Air Intake and Sound Generator
2020 Lexus RX updates
2020 RX Updates
2020 RX Hybrid updates
2020 RX Updates
2020 RX touchscreen navigation
2020 RX Updates
2020 RX Luxury Remote Touch
2020 RX Updates
2020 Lexus RX available at Lexus Dominion
2020 Lexus RX is Coming Soon to Lexus at Dominion

2020 Lexus NX Updates

The 2020 Lexus NX 300 and NX 300h are available now at North Park Lexus at Dominion, but just in case you’re curious as to what was updated for the new model year, we have that info for you here.

  • Starting in October Production – Android Auto added
  • Lexus Safety System+ 2.0
  • Standard Power/Tilt Steering Column
  • Standard Active Cornering Assist
  • New, optional Mark Levinson with Navigation package for Premium, Luxury and Premium F SPORT builds
  • New Exterior Color: Cadmium Orange (4Y1)
  • Silver Lining Metallic and Autumn Shimmer dropped
  • New Interior Color Option for F SPORT: Arctic White/Black
  • Update to Interior Trim: Rioja Red brown accents and stitching changed to black accents

The 2020 NX will also introduce a new Black Line Special Edition that should begin production in October 2019. Lexus plans to build around 4,000 of the 2020 NX Black Line Special Edition so be sure to reserve yours ASAP! Here’s what to expect:

  • Build based on the Premium Package
  • Black Grille Surround and Insert, Black Fog Lamp Housing and Black Outer Mirrors
  • Bronze Wheels
  • Color keyed over fenders to match the exterior colors: Eminent White, Nebula Gray and Matador Red Mica
  • Interior will be an exclusive Black NuLuxe with Bronze interior stitching, Black headliner and Bronze ornamentation

2020 Lexus GX Updates

This is another popular model update that has gained quite a bit of press coverage, and for good reason! The 2020 GX will see some albeit “minor” changes that are sure to make one big impact.

2020 Lexus GX Sport Design
2020 Lexus GX 460 Sport Design in Atomic Silver
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+
  • Latest Lexus Smart Key
  • 19″ Wheel Standard on Luxury Grade
  • Premium Package now includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and 18″ Dark Gray Metallic Wheel
  • Sport Design (seen above) includes 19″ Dark Gray Metallic Wheel
  • Luxury Grade Options will include a new Multi-Terrain Monitor with Panoramic View and a new optional Off-Road Package with Multi-Terrain Monitor, Panoramic View, Transmission Cooler, Fuel Tank Protector, Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select
  • New Grille Surround and Insert
  • New, Standard Triple Beam LED Headlamps
  • Removal of Side Molding
  • Updated Emblem, Back Door and License Garnish Finish
  • New Atomic Silver exterior color (1J7)
  • Discontinuation of Silver Lining Metallic
  • Updated Steering Wheel and Shift Knob with new trim
  • Color MID
  • Gray Sapele Wood with Aluminum Trim on Premium and Luxury Grades
  • 2 USB Ports added for rear passengers (finally!)
  • NuLuxe will be the trim for all packages, except on the Luxury Grade which will keep Semi-Aniline leather
2020 GX 460 Wood Trim
2020 GX Updates
2020 Lexus GX updates
2020 GX 460 updated wheel and wood trim

2020 LX Updates

By far the most exciting update for the 2020 LX 570 is the new Sport Package that will be available on the 3-row model and feature a new interior and exterior styling that enhances the LX strong lines. Other notable updates on the new Sport Design LX includes:

  • Exclusive Sport Grille and Front Fascia, revised lower rear valence, body color side mirrors with chrome accents
  • Semi-Aniline leather interior in Black, Cabernet or exclusive Moonlight White with an all black headliner
  • Includes Luxury Package with Heated/Ventilated front/rear seats, four-zone climate concierge, LX projector door lamps, 21-inch, 10-spoke wheels, Mark Levinson 19-speaker surround sound audio system, heated linear espresso wood steering wheel, head up display and a wireless charging pad
2020 LX Sport Design Package
2020 Lexus LX 570 Sport Design

Didn’t see your favorite Lexus model listed? That means there aren’t any changes or updates so your favorite Lexus should remain your favorite for the upcoming 2020 model year! Have questions on any of the mentioned changes or want to know when these 2020 modes arrive? Contact our sales team at North Park Lexus at Dominion by calling 210-816-6000.

2020 LX update
2020 LX 570 in New Sport Design
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