The all-new NX marks the beginning of a significant evolution of Lexus design. While remaining true to the brand’s main philosophies, the new model presents a more sophisticated, dynamic, and mature appearance and a more muscular character.
With its overall advancements in performance, safety, and luxury, the all-new Lexus NX was crafted to surpass the high expectations of the Philippine luxury-crossover market.
Powerful and agile exterior design
The goal for the design team was to create “functional beauty”. The new NX has balanced, strong proportions with a powerful road-gripping stance. Compared to the previous generation NX, the overall length, wheelbase, width, and height have increased to achieve a more commanding presence on the road. These dimensions ensure optimum packaging, including more space in the cabin for rear-seat passengers.
At the front, the hallmark Lexus spindle grille plays a more integral role in the car’s design and function: rendered more upright and with a subtler frame that accentuates the long bonnet and generates the overall form and volume of the body that flares broadly towards the rear wings. Its more upright position also improves the grille’s cooling performance. Distinctive new features in the rear include L-shaped rear combination lights with signature Lexus blade lighting that spans the width of the vehicle. The oval Lexus emblem has been replaced with the “LEXUS” name emblazoned on the tailgate, creating a simple and more modern look.
Intuitive and crafted interior
The new NX marks the first application of Lexus’s new Tazuna concept for the driver’s cockpit design. Taking its name from a Japanese word describing a rider’s control of their horse using the reins, it focuses on giving the driver direct, intuitive control of the vehicle, following the principle of “hands on the wheel, eyes on the road.” It also adds to the rewards of the driving experience, making the driver feel confident and in control of their vehicle and their surroundings.
The all-new NX now groups all relevant controls together and brings it closer to the driver – from the multimedia screen, information display, and central gauges in one easy eye-level area to the starter button, shift lever, and air-conditioning controls on another which makes operating it more simplified and perfectly intuitive.
The designers worked with Lexus’ Takumi artisans to perfect the design relationship between the steering wheel and shift lever. The cross-section of the wheel provides the driver the best grip feel and ease of use while the shift lever now gives a snug fit at an ideal angle. Lexus also researched the shoulder-to-fingertip distance of people around the world to define a layout that provides excellent control without disturbing the driver’s posture.
While the driver experiences the focused, engaging environment created by the NX’s new Tazuna cockpit design, passengers enjoy an increased sense of spaciousness with an elevated level of comfort, quality, and attention to detail that are quintessentially Lexus.
For the front passenger environment, the design goal was to create the feeling of a luxurious lounge, with no intrusion from the driver’s area. The cabin finish is rich in examples of the Lexus takumi craftsmanship approach, using high-quality materials that both look and feel good. Comfort is addressed in details such as the precise front seat design with attention to the cross-section shape of the seat, the position of the side-supporting bolsters, and even the forming of concave areas to make space for the occupant’s elbows. Extensive use of materials to absorb and insulate noise and vibrations makes for a quiet and calm environment.
Advanced safety comes standard
All variants of the Lexus NX available in the Philippines come equipped with the Lexus Safety Sense (LSS) suite of advanced safety features which include the Pre-Collision System (PCS); Adaptive High Beam System (AHS); Automatic High Beam System (AHB); Lane Tracing Assist (LTA); Lane Departure Alert (LDA); and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
The latest development of LSS introduces upgrades in performance and functionality. These systems have also been tuned to operate in a way that feels more natural to the driver, and thus more reassuring, adding to the sense of driving confidence inspired by the NX’s new platform and powertrains. With this evolution, Lexus Safety System moves to the next level as a personal driving partner.
A Diverse Selection
Three variants of the all-new Lexus NX will be available in the Philippines:
The NX 350 F Sport (P4,548,000) features the newly-developed T24A-FTS 2.4-liter inline-four turbocharged engine, a newly developed high-torque Direct Shift-8AT, and a newly developed electronically controlled full-time AWD. In addition to the New Global Architecture’s high-speed combustion system, the engine features Lexus’ first center-injection direct-injection system and close placement of the turbocharger and catalyst done in order to meet increasingly stringent exhaust and fuel economy regulations around the world, while at the same time being conscious of carbon neutrality. Power is a hefty 279hp @6,000rpm, while 430Nm are generated from 1,700rpm to 3,600rpm.
The transmission has been optimized for the turbocharged engine, which can generate high torque from low rpm. The newly developed shift control technology enables acceleration and deceleration that is faithful to the driver’s will and provides a pleasant shift schedule.
The hybrid variants available in the Lexus NX 350h Premier (P4,488,000) and NX 350h (P3,338,000), are powered by the A25A-FXS 2.5-liter inline-four engine with a high-output electric motor and uses a control logic exclusive to Lexus to achieve an optimized balance of acceleration performance and reduced fuel consumption. The gasoline engine develops 190hp and 239Nm of torque, while the front and rear motor-generators add 182hp and 54hp respectively. The NX 350h Premier comes with electric folding rear seats; a 17-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system; and a power rear hatch with a kick sensor.
The all-new Lexus NX was reimagined from the inside out, with driver-centric Lexus-first technology. It was s crafted to the only standard that matters: yours.
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