Lexus NX Crossover revealed15/04/2014
Lexus has finally revealed the first official pictures and details of its new NX Crossover model. Show full story
The NX is marketed as a compact premium crossover and is set to make its world debut at the Beijing motor show later this month.
Lexus’ designers have made much of the appearance of the new NX model. It has been built with strong, flared wheel arches, which give the mode a crouching, muscular stance. The manufacturer’s signature spindle grille is the central focus of the NX’s shape.
The angular front-end of the NX houses the model’s LED headlamps and daytime running lights.
Interior design is set to impress as it has been configured to give the feel in the interior of a sports car, which partners well with the NX’s exterior bodywork.
Although initially impressing with its design, it is the performance of the Lexus NX Crossover that will excite customers.
Three powertrains will feature in the NX range, an efficient hybrid, a 2.0-litre petrol turbo and a naturally aspirated petrol unit, each is available with either front or all-wheel-drive. These engine iterations are available across the range which, so far, consists of the NX 300h, NX 200t and the NX 200.
The new Lexus NX Crossover will also feature technological innovations, which include a Lexus-first wireless charging tray for portable devices, such as smartphones.
Other new technology includes a new iteration of the Lexus Remote Touch Interface with a touch pad control, a Panoramic View Monitor, and a comprehensive multi-information display with a Lexus-first G-sensor and boost metre.
For manoeuvring and traffic assistance, the Lexus NX will also offer a head-up display, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
According to the Chief Engineer of the NX Crossover, Takeaki Kato, the new model is to be aimed at young, urban drivers who are looking for a premium product.