Last month, the Lexus NX 2022 opened for bookings. And this, full details and local specifications for the model are revealed. This second generation SUV is offered in two variants, NX 250 Luxury with 2.5L engine and NX 350 F Sport a 2.4L turbocharged engine.
Now using the GA-K version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform (also used by the Tyota RAV4 and Harrier, Lexus ES), the NX has a slightly larger body – 4,660 mm long and 1,865 mm wide, 20 mm. The distance between the big wheels 2,690 mm is now 30 mm more than the old model, the height has also increased by 5 mm. The 20-inch rim and wide footprint make it even stronger.
The distinctive design is a high and steep “spindle” grille, a combination of LED DRL with a cluster of headlights (to reduce weight and make it look easier) as well as a soft, organic look profile that combines the sharp lines of modern Lexus design. ..
From the side, the body line is no longer long at the back, instead just up to the rear door handle, then with a higher window line. According to Lexus, this will give it a more compact feel. The bottom line also follows this method, smaller than most cars.
Probably the most noticeable difference is that on the back, the larger Lexus logo looks more prominent and the previous L logo is no more. As well as the transverse light path, an L shape on the side gives it a special look.
The variant with a 2.5L NA engine produces 204 hp and 243 Nm of torque from 4,000-5,000 rpm. The A25A-FKS unit is paired with an eight-speed direct shift automatic transmission (older NX with 6AT) and dynamic torque control AWD. Acceleration 0-100 km / h in 9.1 seconds while maximum 200 km / h engine for smooth driving.
However, the F Sport’s 275 hp and 430 Nm 2.4L turbo engines ranging from 1,700 to 3,600 rpm are definitely more attractive. This T24A-FTS unit combines the same 8AT as well as full-time AWD electronic controls and records 0-100 km / h in 7 seconds, and the same maximum 200 km / h speed.
The 2.4T engine provides high combustion ratio and heat efficiency, combined with enhanced high-efficiency valve and cylinder angles to provide rapid combustion, contributing to high power production and environmentally friendly performance.
The Turbo engine also features Lexus’ first Central Oil injection, where gasoline is injected by a multi-hole injector at high pressure in the center of the combustion chamber, which optimizes and completes combustion. The turbocharger unit is now high-efficiency with its own cooling system, which uses an electric pump as well as a liquid-cooled intercooler.
The NX250 has Normal, Echo and Sport driving modes, while the F Sport variant has Normal, Echo, Sport S, Sport S + and Custom. The difference between the Sport S and the Sport S + is that the latter allows more dynamic adaptive variable suspension (AVS) system adjustment and electric power steering.
The first full-time AWD electronic control for the Lexus model. The torque distribution between the front and rear axles varies from 75:25 to 50:50, depending on the situation and the status will be displayed.
The F Sport adopts front and rear AVS and performance shock absorbers for more character Sports. Both the 250 and 350 variants use 20-inch alloy rims with 235/50 tires, but with a dark gray finish for the Luxury and a bright black finish for the F Sport. Other differences from the F Sport include its grille design, 18mm lower front bumper corner, black grille frame, black side mirror housing, black roof rail and side F Sport badge.
Internal, on the other hand, exhibits more change. Among them, the problematic remote touch controller is no longer used. The cockpit applies the Tazuna concept to the display of the LF-30 electrified model on display during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show – a concept that “connects the driver to the car to make it more focused on driving”. It uses a 14-inch screen that is six inches larger than the old one.
The big screen is surrounded by several physical control buttons. For example, the engine start button and the driving mode are placed in the select position so that the drivers can easily reach them without changing their driving posture. According to Lexus, the number of physical switches has been reduced from 78 to 45 for frequently used functions only.
The new screen also comes with a new system. The menu appears as an icon next to the driver, and the screen layout is divided into areas that follow the description of the relevant information. Phone connection via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; The second is a wireless connection, the first for Lexus.
Touch tracer operation that integrates the head-up display with a touch sensor switch on the steering wheel makes it much easier for users. When the driver touches the steering wheel button, the operating guide displays a 10-inch HUD (or digital meter panel when the HUD is off). HUD offers three modes with different information and layout.
In addition to the remote touch controller, the Lexus Qi also includes wireless charger features. The sound system is a Lexus premium sound system with Pioneer amp and 10-speaker, including a large-capacity subwoofer.
Cargo space floor 34 mm long, cargo space increased by 14% to 520 liters. By folding the rear seats (including electrical power in the NX 250 Luxury) by 60:40 it can be further increased to 1,411 liters. The door features an automatic opening with footwork, a new motor that is half faster and quieter than the previous opening time (now four seconds).
In terms of security, the NX is complete and reliable. It comes with Lexus Safety System +, which includes pre-collision system (PCS), dynamic radar cruise control with stop and go function (DRCC), lane keeping system (with lane tracing assist and lane departure alert) and adaptive high. -Beam system (AHS). The reverse camera has a panoramic view and includes seven airbags for guide knees.
Eight color options are offered, including the exclusive color of F-Sport, White Nova and Hit Blue. The F Sport Cabin can be chosen in Full Black or Flare Red.
A CBU model, the Lexus NX 250 Luxury costs RM370,888 and the NX 350 F Sport costs RM389,888. Prices are on the road without insurance including sales tax, which means it will be delivered after June 30th. Reservations are open.