Lexus has refreshed the Toyota RAV4-based NX and this model had the premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show. With some enhancements in almost all elements, this model should stay new and competitive in the crowded world of compact luxury-oriented crossovers. The marque’s third best-selling model after the RX and ES sedan does not bring changes in the power phase but promises better handling and cycling quality. The changes on model’s appearance are also notable but new variations will also be seen inside the cabin. In the addition to that, 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 however, not substantial. The most of the refresh is located on model’s entrance fascia. Lexus hasn’t changed their polarizing but trademark grille yet their upper area and fenders feature more fluid design. The trims with the mesh grille also feature slightly various mesh pattern. Subsequent the changes to the grille and entrance fascia reshaping is also the new visual of the headlamps with three projectors distributed like on the LC sport coupe. Lexus also made the slits in the lower entrance fascia broader and somewhat transformed decrease fender side and the position of the fog lights.
Around the back, you will spot renovated fender 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 alarm beneath the bumper for opening and close the rear hatch.
CHANGES IN THE CABIN AND EQUIPMENT:
Inside, the buyers can spot the satin dull end on the areas like the door handles, shift penis, and switches. The new NX also brings simpler HVAC regulates, bigger center unit touchpad, and bigger instant charging tray. However, the infotainment system also comes with the screen which includes developed to 10.3 inches.
Still 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 Process +. That security room includes lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision process and computerized high beams.
2018 LEXUS NX: POWERTRAINS
For providing the better handling and trip quality, the new 2018 Lexus NX advantages of some changes in the suspension system. Thanks to the new surprise absorbers, improved bushings, springs and backing bars, the model should provide the better cornering and response. Compared to that also add the new Flexible 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 deliver energy to the front wheels by default. An all-wheel drive is an option. However, Lexus can contact this model the NX 300 instead of so far NX 200t.
An alternate can remain the NX 300h cross version. By combining the 2.5-liter inline-4 engine and electrical motors 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 top with 31 mpg combined. The base model should remain around 25 mpg combined.
2018 LEXUS NX: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX should area in the showrooms this fall. No price confirmation often to date, but the slight raise over the current range is expected.