As the all-new Lexus NX crossover makes its debut at the Beijing Auto Show, the Japanese car makers sheds more light on the car’s technical details and specifications. In the global market, Lexus NX launches with three engines, three transmissions, and a choice of front or all-wheel drive.
The base model gets a 2.0 liter naturally-aspirated four-banger from the existing range, the mid-range Lexus NX will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0t version of the same unit, and the top of the line model, the NX 300h, by a sophisticated hybrid powertrain.
The 2.0 liter turbo engine – developing 235bhp and 350 Nm of torque – is expected to be the most popular, while hybrid version will sit well with the fans of green motoring, offering a good compromise between economy and power. Performance and economy numbers are yet to be announced.
Lexus NX benefits from a host of advanced technology features, some of the segment-firsts. You get the wireless charging tray for easy charging of mobile phones and other devices and the first application of a new Lexus Remote Touch Interface with a touchpad control.
Other impressive features the can be specified include a new Panoramic View Monitor, a comprehensive multi-information display (incorporating for the first time a G-sensor and boost meter), head-up display, blind spot monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. That’s a lot of kit for what is supposed to be a mid-level SUV slotting below the RX.
2015 Lexus NX will also be available with a bespoke F Sport kit. The main elements of the NX F Sport include a sportier version of Lexus spindle grille, a lowered front bumper, specific alloy wheel designs, sports seats and interior trims.