Lexus is the name used by Toyota’s luxury division. Lexus NX is an extravagant sedan which also offers some features of SUV. As such it makes a very interesting model. NX was first introduced by Lexus in the year 2012 and since then have been upgraded and modified a few times. Its latest edition is going to arrive as the 2017 Lexus NX. This Nimble Crossover is aimed to pose as a competition to German biggies like Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes M-class. But in order to be able to stand up and take on these giants, Lexus has to reduce the price while offering similar or better comfort. Whether NX will succeed or not can only be revealed with time.
2017 Lexus NX: Design Specs and Features
The 2017 Lexus NX is going to be sibling to Lexus RX. Therefore, obvious similarities between their designs will certainly come to notice. NX 2017 edition is to have three trims available in the U.S.A, namely: 300 h, 200t F Sport and 200t. Lexus is to begin with a production of 120,000 units. A quarter shares of these units will be made available in Russia, where this brand is planning to strengthen their ground.
Though its design in inspired from RX, it’ll be a little lower in height, which is approximately 140 mm. As for its dimensions, Lexus NX shall have a length of 182.3 inches, a width of 73.6 inches and an overall height of 64.8 inches. It’s got a curb weight of 3940 pounds and a wheelbase of 104.7 inches. The crossover will run on alloyed wheels and there are two available options of season tires, which are: 225/65 R17 and 225/60 R18.
Apart from all these, the sedan is supposed to look aggressive is a sporty, strong hood, edged headlamps and taillights, chrome bumper and its trademark grille with an hourglass logo.
Nothing extraordinary is offered in the interior, but all classic comfort needs have been fulfilled. There rich leather upholstery and leather covered steering with a partially leather-covered dashboard. Apart from this, there’s switch controlled windows, navigation system and power stereos. Air conditioning, Power steering with digitized motor, climate control system is few other features which take care of driving as well as riding comfort. Also, the driver gets to keep a check on fuel consumption and speed.
Interior has two color combinations to offer: one is perforated crème leather with perforated black leather; other is Flaxen NuLuxe with Black NuLuxe.
Lexus is offering as many as 8 different color options for 2017 Lexus NX. Buyers will get to select from: Eminent White pearl, Nebula Grey pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Atomic Silver, Fire Agate pearl, Obsidian, Matador Red Mica, and Meteor Blue Mica.
2017 Lexus NX: Engines and Fuel Economy
The 2017 Lexus NX 200t with be powered by a 2 liter Inline-4 engine producing 235 HP with 258 lb-ft of torque. The 300h trim shall be driven by a 2.5 liter inline-4 engine generating around 195 HP. Both shall be mated with 6-speed auto transmission and will come with both FWD and AWD configurations. Former one shall extend a fuel economy go 25 mpg on average; latter one shall extend around 32 mpg in average.
Price and Arrival
Starting price for 2017 Lexus NX is estimated to be around $35, 000. The updated model will become available in early 2016.