Lexus has refreshed the Toyota RAV4-based NX and this model had the premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show. With some innovations in virtually all elements, this model should stay fresh and competitive in the crowded industry of compact luxury-oriented crossovers. The marque’s third best-selling model after the RX and ES sedan doesn’t carry changes in the power part but claims greater managing and operating quality. The changes on model’s appearance are also notable but new touches will also be seen inside the cabin. In the addition to that particular, the 2018 Lexus NX is also better and safer thanks to the revised computer and security features.
2018 LEXUS NX: REFRESHED STYLING
The changes made to model’s appearance are noticeable but not substantial. The most of the refresh is located on model’s entrance fascia. Lexus hasn’t changed their polarizing but trademark grille however their top place and fenders feature more fluid design. The trims with the mesh grille also feature slightly different mesh pattern. Following the changes to the grille and entrance ligament reshaping is also the new graphic of the headlamps with three projectors distributed like on the LC sport coupe. Lexus also made the slits in the lower entrance ligament broader and somewhat changed lower bumper side and the position of the fog lights.
Around the back, you will spot renovated bumper and pointed taillights. Broader are also the exhaust outlets. The new 2018 Lexus NX can also feature the new 18-inch wheels and the kick warning beneath the bumper for starting and close the rear hatch.
CHANGES IN THE CABIN AND EQUIPMENT:
Inside, the buyers can spot the satin dull finish on the areas like the door handles, change knob, and switches. The new NX also delivers simpler HVAC regulates, greater center console touchpad, and greater instant receiving tray. Nevertheless, the infotainment system also comes with the screen which includes grown to 10.3 inches.
Yet another detail is the updated design of the analog clock. On the other give, the black/white chairs and “Naguri” aluminum highlights can be the F Sport trim specific.
What is also essential, the newest NX comes with the standard Lexus Protection System +. This security room involves lane departure attentive, versatile sail control, Pre-Collision system and automated large beams.
2018 LEXUS NX: POWERTRAINS
For providing the better managing and ride quality, the new 2018 Lexus NX advantages from some changes in the suspension system. Thanks to the new shock absorbers, increased bushings, rises and stabilizer bars, the model must provide the better cornering and response. To that also add the new Adaptive Variable Suspension similar as the one in the LC500 coupe.
The power, on the other give, can provide the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The six-speed automatic transmission will send power to the front wheels by default. An all-wheel drive is an option. Nevertheless, Lexus can contact this model the NX 300 instead of so far NX 200t.
An alternative solution can remain the NX 300h cross version. By combining the 2.5-liter inline-4 engine and electric engines which get the power from the nickel-metal battery, this model will offer the total output of 194 hp. The fuel economy will imagine to the class prime with 31 mpg combined. The base model must remain around 25 mpg combined.
2018 LEXUS NX: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX must area in the showrooms this fall. No price confirmation either up to now, but the slight increase over the current range is expected.