Revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show, the 2018 Lexus NX has actually been provided a mid-cycle update that adds new visual edge and hones its dynamics. The compact front-drive/AWD luxury crossover also gains a number of interior improvements and sees the NX 200t alternative transition to NX 300 status, a modification that more carefully aligns its classification with the NX 300h hybrid.
2018 Lexus NX Exterior
You might have to squint to see a few of the modifications to the exterior sheetmetal, however Lexus has actually revamped the entire front fascia of the NX. The automaker improved the front bumper and upgraded the upper portion of the grille for a more fluid appearance. New vertical aspects make up the inside of the grille, and the foglamps have actually relocated to the corner of the front bumpers. In the rear, Lexus widened the lower bumper and elongated the taillights while also increasing the size of the exhaust tips and revising the rear underbody spoiler. Drivers can now open and close the rear hatch with the swipe of the foot beneath the bumper.
2018 Lexus NX Interior
Inside cabin revisions enhance the NX household with a better combination of sport and luxury. Highlighting the list is the schedule of brand-new 10.3-inch center touchscreen screen in location of the existing 7.0-inch system. Streamlined HVAC controls, a bigger remote touch user interface pad on the center console, a new analog clock style and repositioned USB ports with improved amperage for faster charging add more appeal as does a new foot-activated/kick-under power rear hatch. More sound-deadening materials produce a quieter ride under all conditions.
2018 Lexus NX Engine
The suspension retuning includes the springs, shocks, stabilizer bars and bushings to refine the trip and hone the handling on all NX variants. F Sport models take advantage of a more capable Adaptive Variable Suspension based upon the system utilized on the brand-new LC 500. All models now come with the Lexus Safety System+ suite of active safety technologies consisting of the pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert and automated high beams.
Call modification notwithstanding, the newly minted NX 300 advances with the 200t-spec 235-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Things likewise carry over on the AWD-only NX 300h which pairs its naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with the 2-motor Lexus Hybrid Drive that makes 194 horses. Output is delivered via a dedicated CVT automatic. No info has actually been released concerning rates or on-sale date for the 2018 Lexus NX models.
2018 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
Anticipate the modified Lexus NX to go on sale later this year, likely with a slight rate uptick over the current model’s $36,260 point of entry.