Lexus launched the newly designed and smaller framed SUV to the Lexus line up as NX for the first time in the year 2015. The NX was recently redesigned for the year 2017 with sharp designing on the outside and smooth finishing on the inside. The sports like body styling still continues to be inherited from the 2018 model as well.
2018 Lexus NX Engine
Lexus will be offering the NX 2018 in three trim levels: NX 300, NX 300 F Sport and NX 300h Hybrid. The base model of Lexus NX, NX 300 will be powered by a 235 horsepower 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine. This will be mated with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The estimated fuel efficiency would be 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highways. The Lexus NX 300h will be boasting a specially tuned 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with a pair of motor- generators that generate a combined outcome of 194 hp.
It would be delivering an expected fuel efficiency of 33 mpg combined. The NX 300 will be available with front- or all-wheel drive platform whereas the NX 300h hybrid will be available with all-wheel drive system as standard.
2018 Lexus NX Exteriors
2018 Lexus NX will be enriched with a stylish new exterior designing. Front fascia of the Lexus NX 2018 will be boasting exaggerated grille designed in a single chrome spindle-shaped frame. The head lights and tail lights will be freshly designed for the 2018 model. The front will pose an L-shaped band of daytime LED running lights and swept back headlights.
There are sharp creases at the sides for the attractive designing. There would be 17 to 18-inch wheels, Automatic LED Lights, Heated Mirrors, Keyless Ignition, and Entry, Around View Camera, Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control and much more in the upcoming NX.
2018 Lexus NX Interiors
The overall cabin has utilized the use of high-quality materials for the desired premium look with supreme finishing. The interiors will be comfortable and a lot spacious. The front seats would be multifariously powered adjustable and supportive. The rear seats will be amicable with luxurious upholstery but slightly less accommodative. Lexus has managed to provide optimum leg room and head room despite shorter wheelbase.
The cargo room is also impressive even with the sloping roofline and pinched rear end. The Infotainment system has been compromised substantially by Lexus by not comprising Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This will turn out to be a drawback for the buyers. However, there would be the 10.3-inch multimedia screen on the center console.
2018 Lexus NX Safety Features
The 2018 NX from Lexus would contain all modern times technologies and features, slightly more than that in its 2017 variant. The Advanced Airbag System would comprise of driver’s and front passenger’s frontal and knee airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side airbags. There would be many driver assistive features such as Electronic Stability Control, Anti – Lock Braking System, Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Rollover Protection System, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist Control, Brake Assist, Child Safety Locks and Smart Stop Technology.
The Intuitive Parking Assist technology would substantially assist in parallel parking. The Lexus’s Enform Safety Connect allows for providing necessary information to the emergency responders in times of need. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded an overall rating of 5 stars with a 4-star rating in Fontal Crash, 5-star rating in Side Crash and a 4-star rating in Rollover.
2018 Lexus NX 2018 Pricing
Lexus NX 2018 has been optimally priced with a starting price of $36,000 for the front wheel drive base model.