It has been around for seven years Lexus NX with us, now comes the second edition. NX – that’s the Lexus Compact SUV series between the smaller UX and the larger RX. With hardly any changes to the external dimensions (length and width plus 2 cm), 95 percent of the parts are new. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)
The design of the Lexus pleases both inside and out
With his design is the new one noticeable. Huge grill, Coupé-shaped structure, narrow ribbon windows, crisp rear – that’s anything but boring. What also for that interior is true, Lexus has obviously made a lot of effort. Everything here is noble and processed with care and attention to detail. That Space available is very tidy at the front and back, a special feature are the one at the touch of a button electromechanical unlocking doors – takes some getting used to at the beginning, but then also very convenient. The NX is available as a 350h as a classic hybrid with 244 hp and as a 450h + as a Plug-in hybrid, the first at Lexus.
With 306 hp, the NX is doing well
The system consists of one 2.5 liter gasoline engine with 185 HP and two electric motors, front with 182, rear with 54 HP, lithium-ion battery with 18.1 kWh and of course the Toyota planetary gear. The performance is included 309 hp, can be charged with 6.6 kW. Electrically, the NX should come around 75 kilometers, drives quietly and smoothly.
If the gasoline engine is added, the hybrid system, which has been constantly refined by Toyota, i.e. Lexus, now reacts quite quickly to the gas Transitions are gentle. But of course, you shouldn’t be in too much of a hurry. The prices for the Lexus NX start at 45,700 euros for the front-wheel drive hybrid 350h and proud 60,300 euros for the all-wheel drive Plug-in hybrid 450h +. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)
Technical data Lexus NX 450h + AWD • Motor: four-cylinder + two electric motors • Displacement: 2487 cm³ • System output: 227 kW (309 PS) • Battery capacity: 18.1 kWh • Electric range: 76 km • Drive: all-wheel drive, stepless automatic • Length / width / height: 4660 / 1865/1640 mm • Empty weight: 2065 kg • Luggage compartment: 545-1436 l • 0-100 km / h: 6.3 s • Vmax: 200 km / h • Consumption: 0.9 l / 100 km (Super) • CO2 emissions: 20 g / km • price from 60,300 euros