The Lexus NX makes a fine mark with its sleek and distinctive design that makes it stand out instantly.
Adding to this dynamic design is the NX’s hallmark spindle grille. The front design features 3-eye LED headlights incorporating Lexus’ first slim Adaptive High-beam System (AHS).
In contrast, the L-shaped daytime running lights positioned above the headlights have a fade-in function when the driver activates the indicators. On the tailgate, the Lexus emblem has been replaced with the ‘LEXUS’ name to create a modern, simple look that further strengthens the vehicle’s visual identity.
The NX also features Lexus’ Tazuna concept for the driver’s cockpit. Tazuna focuses on delivering direct, intuitive control of the vehicle by following the principle of ‘hands on the wheel, eyes on the road.’
For comfortable and fun journeys, the NX’s interior includes a new 14-inch touchscreen multimedia system – a Lexus first – that is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a 7-inch colour multi-information display (MID), a wireless charging system for smartphones, and a Climate Concierge to ensure the cabin temperature is precisely adjusted to suit each occupant.
The NX also offers SmartAccess with a push-button start, a 10-speaker premium surround sound system, a panoramic roof with movable outer sliding glass for the front section, and an extended rear section to provide more light for rear-seat passengers. Additionally, the 2022 Lexus NX adds the convenience of a hands-free electrically powered backdoor, which is activated via a foot-operated system that can be used when the user’s hands or arms are full.
The NX is equipped with two powertrain options. A newly developed inline 4-cylinder, 2.4 L turbocharged engine that produces 275 hp and 430 nm of torque and is mated to a new 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission (8AT). Meanwhile, the new hybrid-electric system combines two power sources consisting of a 2.5-liter petrol engine and two electric motors producing 240 hp. The hybrid-electric system is also mated to a Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
As with any Lexus vehicle, safety is a top priority for the Lexus NX. Drivers can enjoy complete peace of mind, thanks to the Lexus Safety System+, which is an advanced safety and driver assistance system that includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with new features and expanded detection range, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Emergency Steering Assist (ESA), and Daytime Pedestrian Detection (DPD). The system also includes all-speed range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with two new features, namely the Inter-linked Control that makes highway overtaking safer and smoother by providing an initial increase in acceleration when the driver has engaged the turn signal, and the Curve Speed Reduction (CSR) that suppresses vehicle speed when entering a bend and offers additional acceleration upon exiting the bend. Drivers also benefit from Lane Tracing Alert (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS), and Adaptive High-beam System (AHB).
In another world-first, the new Safe Exit Assist (SEA) feature uses the Lexus-first e-latch system combined with a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) to help prevent accidents. The vehicle also includes comprehensive safety features including three SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Parking Assist Monitor (PAM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Active Cornering Assist (ACA), Drive-Start Control (DSC), Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), among many others.
For those seeking to experience the ultimate in thrilling responsiveness, the all-new NX is also available in a Sport version. The NX Sport model boasts exclusive interior and exterior features, including a distinctive ‘F’ mesh-pattern grille in Piano Black, new front and rear bumper designs with larger side vents cut into the front bumper, black roof rails, and 20-inch alloy wheels with a 10-spoke design inspired by the wheels used on Lexus’ LC flagship coupe. The cabin comes with Dark Spin Aluminium ornamentation, a unique meter, bolstered sport seats, a newly developed steering wheel, and aluminium pedals and scuff plates.