The NX, Lexus’s first mid-size crossover, will arrive in the UK 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.

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.

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.

Advance orders for the new NX can be placed now. On-the-road prices start at £29,495 for the NX 300h S.

Lexus NX Hybrid

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

SE grade adds: –

  • All-wheel drive
  • Integrated roof rails
  • 18-inch alloys
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Heated front seats
  • Towing capacity (1,500kg braked, 750kg unbraked trailer)

Further features which are standard on the Luxury grade include: –

  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Heated, electrically adjustable front seats
  • Silver trim inserts and scuff plates
  • Parking sensors
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Smart Entry

The NX 300h F Sport gains a series of dedicated styling features as well as further equipment: –

  • 18-inch alloys with two-tone finish
  • Headlights with LED high and low beam functions
  • F Sport heated electric front seats with lumbar support
  • F Sport suspension with performance dampers
  • Electric steering column adjustment
  • Power tailgate
  • Wireless smartphone charger

At the top of the range the Premier model builds on the Luxury specification with: –

  • 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

Lexus Navigation is available as an option (£995) on all S, SE, Luxury and F Sport grades, with the more sophisticated 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.

Model range and pricing

The new NX 300h is priced from £29,495 for the S grade model. The price of the NX 200t F Sport will be announced later this year.

MODEL PRICE
NX 300h S FWD £29,495
NX 300h SE AWD £31,495
NX 300h Luxury AWD £34,495
NX 300h F Sport AWD £36,995
NX 300h Premier AWD £42,995

Source; Lexus

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