Lexus launches a new SUV, NX

The NX, Lexus’s first mid-size crossover, will arrive in Europe this October, initially in the form of the full hybrid NX 300h. Next year the range will grow to include the NX 200t, the first model to adopt Lexus’s new 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine. Sharply styled and offering true Lexus quality and refinement, the NX will open up new opportunities for the brand in an expanding and popular part of the premium car market. The new Lexus DNA can be seen on the NX with the new signature grille from the Japanese manufacturer that can be seen on all its new models.

Lexus SUV NX

Five equipment grades will be on offer, all demonstrating Lexus’s continued commitment to luxury, comfort and the application of advanced, user-friendly technologies. NX will be the first model to feature Lexus’s Pre-Crash Safety system and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard on all versions. Other “firsts” for a Lexus include a wireless charging tray for easy charging of mobile phones and other devices and the first application of a new Remote Touch Interface with a touchpad control.

Lexus SUV NX

Further features include a new Panoramic View Monitor, a comprehensive multi-information display (incorporating for the first time a G-sensor and boost meter on NX 200t), head-up display, blind spot monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The NX 300h S, the entry point to the range, will be available with front-wheel drive only; all other NX models will have all-wheel drive, equipped with a second electric motor on the rear axle.

Equipment specifications and options

Standard features of the NX 300h S include  17-inch alloy wheels LED low-beam headlights and daytime running lights Pre-Crash Safety system and Adaptive Cruise Control Dual zone climate control Eight-speaker audio system Lexus Media Display with Remote Touch controller DAB digital radio 60/40 folding rear seats Electric, folding door mirrors Drive Mode Select Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management Hill Assist Control Eight airbags USB multimedia port Remote double door locking Speed-sensitive automatic door locking

Lexus SUV NX

Some advanced features like 18-inch alloys with dedicated design, headlights with LED high and low beam functions, auto-dimming door mirrors, heated and ventilated front seats with lumbar support, driver’s seat position memory, Mark Levinson audio system, card key, Lexus Premium Navigation 360-degree panoramic view, automatic high beam, lane keep assist, Head-up Display, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Heated steering wheel and power tailgate will be available on the higher end models of the Lexus crossover.

Source : CarDekho