2018 Lexus NX: The NX was first introduced in 2014, it offered crossover-luxury-vehicle customers exactly what they had long been desiring―a stylish and spacious compact with exciting driving dynamics and excellent fuel efficiency―but not even Lexus could have predicted that it would become a worldwide sensation. For the 2018 model, Lexus intends to keep the proverbial wheel rolling with an updated model that the brand introduced today at the Shanghai Motor Show.
New Exterior :
For the 2018 NX, Lexus designers thoroughly enhanced the design essence of the original model. The entire front fascia of the new NX has been refreshed, with the upper portion of the grille and the front bumpers redesigned to more fluidly blend into the hood and front doors, resulting in a sleeker overall shape and excellent aerodynamics. The new NX’s available AHS-equipped headlamps and triple projectors are similar to those equipped on the LC luxury coupe and help give the NX’s face a sportier aura.
The 2018 NX rear end has received styling touches to help match the sportiness of the front. The lower rear bumper cover now involves elements of the grille’s spindle motif and has been broadened to enhance the vehicle’s wide stance and low-center-of-gravity look. The new NX features larger chrome-tipped exhaust tips that integrated into the vehicle’s revised bumper cover design and new rear underbody spoiler. For the NX Hybrid, a slotted sectional piece with an L-shaped satin chrome border blends flawlessly into the underbody spoiler.
The interior of the new NX has also slightly reworked to exude a sportier nature. A more luxurious feel, and with enhanced control interfaces. The first thing you’re bound to notice is the larger display on the center dashboard. That has grown from 7 in. to 10.3 in. And, rear-seat passengers will now be able to set the temperature in their own compartment via a switch on the rear console. It has also slightly enlarged for better readability. And now includes satellite control, which automatically sets the time in different time zones.
On the center console, the remote touch interface pad has enlarged and redesigned for easier operation. And the palm rest has reshaped for maximum wrist comfort. The wireless charger tray has also grown in size to accommodate larger smart phones. In addition, the USB ports have more optimally positioned in the center console, and their amperage increased for faster charging.
World-Renown Takumi Craftsmanship :
Lexus has become known for its high level of artful craftsmanship through its TAKUMI masters. For all 2018 NXs, their skill and attention to detail showcased in the revised needlework on the vehicle’s leather surfaces. That stitched perfectly straight, and not at a slight angle as you would find in other products. This intricate pattern can only be executed with the help of hand-operated machinery equipped with special needles that are resistant to overheating and thread breakage.
Performance and Safety :
Powering the NX 300, formerly called the NX 200t, will be Lexus’ powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4. The NX 300h’s hybrid drivetrain will continue with a 2.5-liter inline-4 combined with a pair of electric motors. Offering customers class-leading power and fuel economy. Both drivetrains offer customers a richer, sportier engine sound. And exhaust note that reproduced through the speakers by Lexus’ Active Sound Control (ASC).
The new NX will include the brand’s innovative Lexus Safety System +. That integrates active safety technologies, such as the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System, Lane Departure Alert (LDA). It also equipped with Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS).
The NX F SPORT :
The most athletic NX trim level, the performance-minded F Sport. Will continue to distinguished by its pronounced mesh grille with jet-black plating and exclusive wheels that feature a bright machined finish with black solid paint. Inside, it will receive specially textured Naguri aluminum ornamentation. Yet another example of TAKUMI craftsmanship, which provides a high sense of elegance and sporty flair.
The new NX still possesses the same elements that have made it popular in the past. A sharp design, everyday convenience and driving pleasure that will satisfy all enthusiasts.