Lexus has refreshed the Toyota RAV4-based NX and this model had the premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show. With some improvements in virtually all elements, this model should remain new and aggressive in the crowded market of compact luxury-oriented crossovers. The marque’s next best-selling model after the RX and ES sedan does not provide changes in the power phase but claims greater handling and riding quality. The changes on model’s appearance are also notable but new variations may also be seen inside the cabin. In the addition compared to that, the 2018 Lexus NX is also better and safer thanks to the revised technology and safety features.
2018 LEXUS NX: REFRESHED STYLING
The changes made to model’s appearance are noticeable although not substantial. The most of the refresh is located on model’s top fascia. Lexus hasn’t changed their polarizing but trademark grille however their upper area and fenders feature more substance design. The trims with the mesh grille also feature slightly various mesh pattern. Subsequent the changes to the grille and top fascia 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 top fascia broader and somewhat changed decrease fender edge and the position of the fog lights.
Around the back, you will spot renovated fender and elongated taillights. Broader are also the exhaust outlets. The new 2018 Lexus NX will 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 will spot the satin dull end on the areas like the door handles, change button, and switches. The new NX also delivers simpler HVAC regulates, greater center system touchpad, and greater wireless receiving tray. Nevertheless, the infotainment system also comes with the screen that has grown to 10.3 inches.
Still another detail is the updated design of the analog clock. On the other hand, the black/white chairs and “Naguri” aluminum decorations will be the F Sport trim specific.
What is also essential, the newest NX comes with the standard Lexus Security System +. That safety room involves street departure attentive, flexible sail get a handle on, Pre-Collision process and intelligent large beams.
2018 LEXUS NX: POWERTRAINS
For providing the better handling and experience quality, the new 2018 Lexus NX advantages from some changes in the suspension system. Thanks to the new shock absorbers, improved bushings, rises and backing bars, the model must 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 hand, will 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. Nevertheless, Lexus will contact this model the NX 300 instead of so far NX 200t.
An alternate will 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 pretend to the class top with 31 mpg combined. The base model must stay around 25 mpg combined.
2018 LEXUS NX: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX must area in the showrooms this fall. No price confirmation sometimes up to now, but the slight raise over the current range is expected.