Toyota Motor Corp partially remodeled the “Lexus NX” compact SUV (sport utility vehicle).
In addition to its sporty design, the new model comes with a preventive safety system as a standard feature. It was unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2017. In Japan, it is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2017.
The first model of the Lexus NX debuted as the first compact SUV of the Lexus brand in 2014. About three years have passed since then. And this is the first time that the vehicle has been remodeled.
As for the external design, its front bumper is sharper and has a lower center of gravity, compared with the previous model. The “spindle grille” of its front grille has a design similar to that of the “Lexus LX” and “RX” for realizing a sense of unity.
The three-eye headlight features a “sharp, sporty shape” because Toyota employed a small-size LED lamp unit, the company said. The company also employed a three-eye compact LED headlight for the new “Lexus LC” high-class sports coupe.
The new NX is equipped with the “Lexus Safety System+” safety support system package as a standard feature. It features (1) an automatic braking system capable of detecting pedestrians, (2) lane departure warning function and (3) high beam system that partially blocks headlight and does not dazzle other drivers by using a camera to detect the tail lamps of preceding vehicles and the headlights of oncoming vehicles.
The Lexus NX comes in two models: the “NX300h” hybrid vehicle and “NX300” gasoline vehicle. The NX300h combines a 2.5L Atkinson cycle engine and two motors (generator and motor). The NX300 is equipped with a 2.0L in-line four-cylinder direct-injection turbo engine. The 2.0L engine model of the previous NX is called “NC200t,” but Toyota changed the name this time.