The Lexus NX gets a PHEV option in 2022, along with a new infotainment system. The new NX will be built on the GA-K modular platform, which also serves as the foundation for D- and E-segment cars.
In terms of design, arrow-shaped running lights and projector-type LED headlights to dominate the front fascia. Instead of the Lexus emblem, the full-width light bar is joined at the back by the L E X U S script is strong and spaced letters.
The major difference between the first and second generations is the 9.8- or 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The instrument cluster has become completely digital and measures 7.0 or 10 inches based on the trim.
The new NX has a panoramic sunroof, standard heated front seats and optional heated rear seats, over-the-air upgrades, a virtual assistant, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a digital key for the owner or other users.
Upgraded cruise control with curve speed management, risk avoidance emergency steer assist that may automatically steer and brake to avoid a collision, left turn vehicle identification, and pedestrian recognition for both sides of the small crossover are among the highlights.
It has a 2.5-liter engine that produces 203 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque without the use of forced induction. This engine is shared by the most recent Toyota RAV4.
The NX 350 is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 275 horsepower and 430 Newton-meters of torque. The NX 350h hybrid has a 2.5-liter engine and two electric motors, and the NX 450h+ is expected to have an all-electric range of up to 58 kilometers.
Lexus hasn't revealed many information about the PHEV's powertrain, although the company claims it can reach 97 km/h in 6.0 seconds. Whether by coincidence or not, the RAV4 Prime is marketed with 302 horsepower, a 67-kilometer zero-emissions driving range, and a 5.7-second zero-to-100 sprint.
The NX will go into production as a 2022 model in the fall of 2021.