New Lexus NX goes on sale

Published 23 May 2014

The latest crossover to enter the market - the Lexus NX - is now available to order. The first cars will arrive this October with prices starting at £29,495 for the hybrid powered NX 300h. In March 2015 a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol model, the NX 200t, will be added to the line-up.

Competing with the likes of the Range Rover Evoque, the NX is smaller than the RX 450h and will be the first Lexus to adopt a new turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol unit. Badged as the NX 200t it develops 235PS along with an impressive 350Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic. It will come exclusively as an F Sport model.

The NX 300h uses the renowned Lexus hybrid system already seen in the GS 300h. It combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to give a total power output of 195PS. Lexus is aiming for emissions of just 120g/km which would out it in VED band C and mean official economy of 54.3mpg.

Five trim level will be available with the entry-level S model coming with front-wheel drive as oppose to the four-wheel drive of the rest of the range. The S also gets 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, DAB and the Lexus Media Display with Remote Touch controller.

The NX will be the first Lexus model to feature a Pre-Crash Safety system and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard on all versions. Other firsts for a Lexus include a wireless charging tray for easy charging of mobile phones and a new Remote Touch Interface with a touchpad control.

NX 300h S FWD £29,495
NX 300h SE AWD £31,495
NX 300h Luxury AWD £34,495
NX 300h F Sport AWD £36,995
NX 300h Premier AWD £42,995

Lexus NX300h (2)

Comments

EDDIE    on 25 May 2014

Seems to be much better than European rubbish + reliability .....

Spooks    on 25 May 2014

If this has decent kit levels in the price then it should sell well to company users. Speccing a European SUV adds just too much to the cost. Makes a refreshing change to the German three which suffer from being photocopies of other model ranges.

colinh    on 26 May 2014

Given it is based on Toyota RAV4 underpinnings, surprised they haven't released an hybrid RAV4 as well - think it would sell well.if they could price it about £10,000 below Lexus premium prices

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