Lexus reveal all-new NX details
By Kelly Mason
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 15:45
REVEALED: New Lexus NX
Lexus have announced pricing and specification details of their new NX range.
The all-new premium crossover, which will be priced from £29,495, will be the first Lexus model to feature the manufacturer’s Pre-Crash Safety System and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard.
It will also be the first Lexus to include a wireless charging tray for mobile phones and other devices, and the first application of a new Remote Touch Interface with a touchpad control.
Six variants will be available, the first of which – the hybrid NX 300h – will enter the UK in October.
In 2015, the range will grow to include the NX 200t, the first model to adopt Lexus’s new 2.0litre petrol turbo engine.
Overall, five equipment grades will be offered, with features including a new Panoramic View Monitor, comprehensive multi-information display, head-up display, blind spot monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The entry-level NX 300h S 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.
Further standard equipment on the NX 300h S will include 17inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, eight-speaker audio system, DAB, electric mirrors, Drive Mode Select, Lexus Media Display and USB multimedia port.
SE grade adds features including 18inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers and heated front seats, while the Luxury grade adds rear privacy glass, parking sensors and LED fog lamps, among other kit.
The NX 300h F Sport will gain 18inch alloys, F Sport heated electric front seats with lumbar support, F Sport suspension, power tailgate and electric steering column adjustment.
Top-of-the-range, the Premier model meanwhile adds equipment including Lexus Premium Navigation, Lane Keep Assist, heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats with lumbar support.
Mark Levinson audio system, card key and automatic high beam are also among the equipment included.
Lexus Navigation is available as an £995 option on all S, SE, Luxury and F Sport grades, with the Lexus Premium Navigation system (£1,995) additionally offered for F Sport.
The NX 300h Luxury can be specified with a Convenience Pack (£495), comprising the new wireless smartphone charger and power-operated tailgate.
Customers can add a sunroof (£1,000) to the F Sport and Premier NX models and Lexus’s Adaptive Variable Suspension system (£750) can added to the F Sport specification.
Across the board, metallic paint is a £645 option.
Takeaki Kato, NX Chief Engineer at Lexus, said: “The NX is a premium crossover, combining performance, numerous on-board technologies and alluring design.
“Luxury is epitomised by small but important details, as can be witnessed in the attention to detail in areas such as the feel of the switchgear, the arrangement of the courtesy lights, the metallic finishes for the wheels and other innovations that will set the standards for future Lexus models.
“Luxury touches apart, the NX was designed both to complement daily life and support active lifestyles at the weekend.”