The all-new Lexus NX isn’t just a vehicle; it’s an experience. Representing the Next Chapter of the brand, the NX brings exceptional attention to design, advanced technology, and an expanded powertrain selection (2 to 4). This Luxury SUV gives guests the confidence and comfort to reach their destinations in style.
Whether it’s carrying friends for a fun night out on the town or commuting back from a demanding day at the office, the NX transports drivers into a world that seamlessly reflects their specific needs.
They say it’s all in in the details. Meticulous accents and high-quality materials are throughout the new NX. At the rear, the beloved logo has now morphed into exquisite block lettering fully spelling out the brand name: L.E.X.U.S.
The interior of the NX represents the very best of Lexus. With the driver-centered cockpit, drivers will feel as if all the controls are at the tips of their fingers. The available panoramic moonroof that hangs up above allows guests to feel the sun on their faces or gaze up during a moonlit ride.
What’s more, the vehicle is supported by 18-inch wheels, giving it extra flair when transporting guests from point A to B in unmatched style.
Four distinct engines power the 2022 Lexus NX lineup. Catering to diverse needs, the NX 250, NX 350, NX 350h and NX 450h+ are all propelled by increased horsepower. The NX 250 provides a naturally-aspirated engine with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. With an eight-speed transmission, this model is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.
Ready to rev up? The NX 350’s lower center of gravity puts the driver in the fast lane with a 2.4 turbo gas engine with an estimated 275 horsepower. Getting up to speed is even easier with the new 8-speed transmission – resulting in a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds, which is a half-second quicker than the previous model. Don’t be fooled, the gas-powered vehicle has the feel of a performance car but the power of a luxury utility vehicle.
Pumped to Plug In
Skip the pump and get energized. Fuel economy and performance are hallmarks of the NX model. These electrifying elements allow drivers to go farther on the road.
The introduction of the NX 450h+ brings forth Lexus’ first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). The new plug-in personifies performance with a ride so quiet the engine operation could go unnoticed. It’s a detail that sends the LEXUS Electrified platform soaring to even higher heights.
With the assistance of a high-capacity lithium-ion battery, the NX 450h+ has an impressive manufacturer-estimated 36 miles range on all-electric power.
Centered on Safety
Putting guests at ease while behind the wheel is always top of mind when it comes to design. Guests in the NX can be alerted to sudden changes in their environment by the new Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, the first in the lineup. Drivers will also appreciate the available head-up windshield projector display, so drivers can focus on the road ahead.
And, since other drivers can be unpredictable, the NX is outfitted with Oncoming Vehicle Detection (added to the Pre-Collision System), which is designed to alert the driver and activate automatic emergency braking, if needed, to help avoid a frontal collision. With Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Curve Speed Management, guests can maintain a cruising speed in alignment with traffic while managing acceleration on curves.
Additional Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 features include Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist, Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection and Braking, and Right/Left Turn Oncoming Pedestrian Detection and Braking.
Treasure Trove of Tech
When the roads of comfort and technology merge, it’s a union that makes life easier. The NX brings this notion to life. It offers an all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system with a standard smartphone-like 9.8-inch touchscreen. Designed to minimize distractions, Lexus Interface incorporates a new Voice Assistant to get things done quickly and seamlessly.
Whether it’s a trip around the block or across the country, the journey is always sweeter with music or podcasts. The NX elevates ordinary listening experiences. It comes equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Guests can also save their preferences in their unique digital profiles which are activated when their smart phone connects wirelessly to Lexus Interface, proving that the NX remains on the forefront of convenience and innovation.
Leave the keys conveniently tucked away. With the available Digital Key, guests can unlock, lock, start or stop their vehicles remotely using their smartphones. This feature dovetails with an even newer detail called Digital Latch that allows doors to open smoothly with a push of a button.
Simply put, Lexus’ standard for designing, developing and manufacturing excellence is exemplified in the all-new 2022 Lexus NX.
You can find more information about the 2022 Lexus NX, here.
Originally published August 23, 2021
Updated on October 1, 2021