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 factors, this model should stay fresh and aggressive in the crowded world of compact luxury-oriented crossovers. The marque’s next best-selling model after the RX and ES sedan doesn’t provide changes in the power phase but promises better handling and riding quality. The changes on model’s appearance are also significant but new variations is likewise observed inside the cabin. In the addition to that particular, the 2018 Lexus NX is also better and safer thanks to the revised computer and protection 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 top fascia. Lexus hasn’t replaced its polarizing but trademark grille yet its upper place and fenders feature more substance design. The trims with the mesh grille also feature slightly different mesh pattern. Following the changes to the grille and top ligament reshaping is also the new visual of the headlamps with three projectors spread like on the LC sport coupe. Lexus also made the slits in the lower top ligament broader and somewhat transformed decrease fender edge and the position of the fog lights.
Around the back, you will place renovated fender and elongated 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 gray finish on the areas like the door handles, shift knob, and switches. The new NX also provides easier HVAC regulates, larger center system touchpad, and larger instant charging tray. However, the infotainment system also comes with the screen which includes developed to 10.3 inches.
Yet another detail is the updated design of the analog clock. On the other hand, the black/white chairs and “Naguri” metal highlights can be the F Sport trim specific.
What is also important, the newest NX comes with the standard Lexus Protection Process +. That protection room involves street departure attentive, adaptive sail control, Pre-Collision system and automated large beams.
2018 LEXUS NX: POWERTRAINS
For providing the better handling and journey quality, the new 2018 Lexus NX benefits from some changes in the suspension system. Thanks to the new surprise 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, 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 much NX 200t.
An alternate 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 top with 31 mpg combined. The base model must keep around 25 mpg combined.
2018 LEXUS NX: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX must area in the showrooms this fall. No price confirmation often up to now, but the slight raise over the current range is expected.