2022 Lexus NX launched in India
The 2022 Lexus NX maintains the overall profile of the previous-generation vehicle, albeit Lexus has given it a more angular appearance this time around.
Single-piece headlights (instead of split units), a wider version of the company’s spindle grille, redesigned bumpers, a longer hood, and all-new LED taillamps joined by a light bar are among the new design features.
The inside of the Lexus NX has also been updated. The previous SUV’s 10.3-inch infotainment screen has been replaced by a 9.0-inch touchscreen (or a 14-inch unit, depending on the variant).
Much of the switchgear in the centre console has been removed, including the touchpad from earlier. A redesigned steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster are also included in the package.
The top-spec 2022 Lexus NX F-Sport includes a 360-degree parking camera, automatic headlamps and wipers, a colour HUD, a touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless mobile charging, 64-colour ambient lighting, an electric front seat, and electrically folding rear seats.
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On the safety front, it has ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, and much more on the safety front.
The sole NX 350h variant on offer has a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle engine that produces 192 horsepower. The gasoline engine is linked to e-motors on the front and rear axles, giving the SUV a total output of 244 horsepower in all-wheel-drive mode.
A 6-step e-CVT gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. A front-wheel-drive version of the 350h is also available outside of the United States.
In India, the previous NX was available in the 300h trim, which included a 155hp 2.5-litre petrol engine linked to a 143hp electric motor for a total output of 197hp. A 6-step e-CVT transmission was used.
The 2022 NX 350h competes against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Volvo XC60.
2022 Lexus NX price in India
Three variants are on offer – Exquisite (Rs 64.90 lakh), Luxury (Rs 69.50 lakh) and F-Sport (Rs 71.60 lakh). All prices are ex-showroom.