2020 Lexus NX: What's New

June 14th, 2019 by

The Lexus NX has been ahead of the curve for at least a year or two and has been the go-to model for debuting new tech and connected services within the Lexus model line-up. With the Lexus NX being one of the first models to come with Wi-Fi and one of only a handful of Lexus models currently offering Apple CarPlay, our curiosity was sparked when the first 2020 NX arrived at North Park Lexus Dominion. What could possibly be “new” for the 2020 model year?

2020 Lexus NX in Eminent White at North Park Lexus Dominion
2020 Lexus NX 300 at North Park Lexus Dominion

Walking around the 2020 NX, we asked: what, if anything, could be “new” on the 2020 NX when we had already seen such exciting updates for 2018, followed shortly by even more tech for 2019 NX? Much to our surprise and delight, Lexus has done it again and will debut a new exterior and interior color, an updated color scheme and an expanded list of standard equipment for 2020.

The 2020 NX has arrived giving the Lexus sales team that pesky yet familiar new car bug and, with truck-loads of 2020 models currently on the way to our San Antonio dealership, it is only a matter of time for the bug to spread. Watch out Lexus drivers of South Texas, the 2020 models are here…

What’s New for 2020 NX


  • Cadmium Orange (color code 4Y1) now available
  • Autumn Shimmer(color code 4X2) and Silver Lining Metallic (color code 1J4) discontinued for 2020 model year

New color for 2020 Lexus NX
New color for 2020 Lexus NX: Cadmium Orange


  • Power-tilt-and-telescoping steering column now standard (yay!)
  • Color scheme updated for Rioja Red interior (can’t wait to see this one in person!)
  • White NuLuxe (05 interior color code) now available for F SPORT models

New white interior on 2020 NX F SPORT
White NuLuxe interior on 2020 NX F SPORT

Safety and Security

  • Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 is now standard and includes enhancements to the already advanced LSS+ such as: Pre-Collision System with Daytime and low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Intelligent High Beams
  • New Active Cornering Assist (ACA)

Luxury Package on 2020 NX
It’s back! The Luxury Package returns for 2020 NX

Packages and Options

  • The LUXURY Package is back (thank you, Lexus!) and brings new model codes for the sales team at Lexus Dominion to remember. Get the 2020 NX with Luxury Package and FWD – model code 9821 or the Luxury Package with AWD – model code 9825.
  • Mark Levinson Surround Sound Audio System (option code NL) is available now! Turn up the beats and take in 14-speakers and 835-watts of pure Clari-Fi technology that restores audio quality from compressed music and delivers an immersive audio experience (totally worth the upgrade!)

Mark Levinson on 2020 Lexus NX
Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound available on 2020 Lexus NX

2020 Lexus NX: Deeper Dive

Dynamic craftsmanship, precision performance and class-leading technology make the Lexus NX 300 and NX 300h one of our most popular and exciting models. With new features and updates coming on the 2020 NX, there is one thing in particular that has us the most excited for this new model year. Take a deeper dive to find out more...

Luxury is Back

Thankfully, the Luxury Package is back for the 2020 model year (no more waiting around for special orders!) and will include the sleek Linear Black Shadow wood interior trim, a perforated, leather-interior, Rain-sensing windshield wipers and a Heated steering wheel. The new Luxury Package NX and NX 300h will also include the new standard and Premium Package, of course. Here’s a complete list of all that you will get when you upgrade to the Luxury Package 2020 NX:

  • Linear Black Shadow Wood Interior Trim
  • Perforated, Leather-Interior Trim
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect – complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership
  • Lexus Enform Wi-Fi with 4GB/1-year trial included.
  • Lexus Enform Remote app with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility and included 1-year trial.
  • Subscription-Free Traffic and Weather updates via HD Radio
  • Remote Touchpad
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Apple CarPlay integration
  • Mobile Assistant
  • Voice Command
  • Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity
  • 10 (at least) or 14-speaker sound system (depending on if you upgrade to Mark Levinson, which we are assuming will be built alongside the Luxury Package)
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Interior Air Filter
  • Power Tilt-and-Telescopic Steering Column
  • Power-folding outside mirrors
  • SmartAccess with push button Start/Stop
  • Lexus Safety System+ 2.0
  • Back up Camera
  • Eight Airbags
  • Roof Rails
  • 2,000 lbs of towing capacity (NX 300 only)
  • Navigation with 10.3-inch multimedia display
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation
  • Dynamic Voice Control
  • Lexus Memory System
  • Power Moon Roof
  • Enhanced LED daytime running lights with integrated turn indicators
  • 18-inch wheels

Options we believe the Luxury Package NX will also include:

  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Power-folding and reclining rear seatbacks
  • Premium Triple Beam LED headlamps (fingers crossed!)
  • Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto-Brake

2020 NX with Glazed Caramel interior
2020 Lexus NX with Glazed Caramel interior at North Park Lexus Dominion

Want more? Come check out the 2020 Lexus NX at North Park Lexus Dominion or view our inventory online, anytime at www.LexusDominion.com.