- The Lexus NX range expands with the addition of three hybrid models.
- It offers all-wheel drive and plenty of comfort and safety technologies.
- Capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in less than eight seconds.
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If you are tired of driving your car AudiAnd BMWor Mercedes Benz A luxury car and eager to try something different, you may be interested in the all-new Lexus NX officially for sale in South Africa.
The latest Lexus hybrid SUV comes packed with convenience, comfort and safety features, and its eye-catching design will undoubtedly resonate with motorists who love to command attention on the road. Thanks to its self-sufficient hybrid drive system, it also offers a sporty drive.
The NX 350h EX retails for the R888500, the 350h SE variant is the R1040700, and the flagship F-Sport Hybrid model carries a R10,065,500 price tag.
Lower your emissions, not performance expectations
Lexus insists that the NX is the most enjoyable SUV to drive yet. A fourth-generation high-capacity hybrid system was adopted that combines a 2.5-liter in-line petrol engine with high output power.
The NX hybrid powertrain delivers a total system output of 179 kW. All-important fuel-sipping credentials come in at 5.0 liters per 100 kilometres.
The car will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.7 seconds, reaching a controlled top speed of 200 km/h. Most importantly, the company’s hybrid system has been improved with a new transmission setup and an integrated lithium-ion battery. E-Four All-Wheel Drive (AWD) was integrated into the transmission. This system helps improve torque delivery to the rear wheels.
Lexus NX F-Sport
There is a version for everyone (who can afford it)
The Lexus NX Hybrid line-up joins its gasoline-only siblings – the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter eight-speed automatic from the EX-class and the 2.4-liter F Sport turbo petrol. In the Fresh Hybrid lineup, the models consist of three derivatives: the NX 350h EX (Standard Class), the NX 350h SE (Luxury Spec), and the NX 350h F Sport.
With an extensive list of firsts, ranging from introducing the all-new 14-inch Lexus front multimedia system and “Hello Lexus” voice command to the E-latch door system, the 2022 Lexus NX is said to pave the way for the next chapter of the Lexus brand – centered around four Pillars: Design, Lexus’ signature of driving, electrification and advanced technology.
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The Lexus NX has been redesigned from the inside out, and every exterior surface has been reimagined. The distinctive spindle mesh has been improved. Perhaps the unique expression of futuristic Lexus design is the new stylish LEXUS rear logo and full-width tail lamp.
They say the Lexus Driving Signature is the result of a completely new approach to developing the car. This ensures a unique Lexus experience as each vehicle demonstrates a direct sense of linear driving that is consistent across the range.
Advanced technology abounds in the all-new NX. Drivers can stay connected with the intuitive features of the Lexus interface, such as wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and other features such as the Lexus Voice Assistant.
All the features you could need in a luxury car
The Lexus NX 350h EX opens the range with Lexus’ first-ever technologies, including new electrically-activated electronic door handles. The SE and F-Sport mechanism go a step further and include Safe Exit Assist (SEA) – which can detect cyclists or passing vehicles and keep the door closed to avoid collision.
Standard across the range is the now improved Pre-Collision System and includes Forward Cross Traffic Alert. This system alerts the driver when a vehicle approaches from either side in front of the vehicle.
Other safety tools include the Parking Assist Brake (PKSB) with obstacle and vehicle detection, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Dynamic Radar Active Cruise Control (DRCC) and Lane Tracking Assist (LTA).
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The new Lexus NX Hybrid range also comes with different wheel designs. The EX is offered with an 18-inch wheel that features sharp machined spokes and a dark gray paint job for a sleek look. In the SE grade, you get a 20-inch wheel that features powerful power-rods with dark chrome and chrome contrast accents. The F Sport Hybrid wheel has a dynamic design featuring sharpened rims that stand out with a high-gloss finish – 20″ is also here.
Other standard features include LED headlights with automatic high beams, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats (SE-class front and rear), SE-row head-up display and the human-centric Tazuna cockpit concept across the range.
Tazuna is a Japanese word derived from equestrian control when riding a horse while maintaining posture and looking forward. Tazuna has been achieved with innovative yet easy-to-use technology to ensure intuitive driving “eyes on the road, hand on wheel”.
The SE and F-Sport hybrids come standard with a panoramic display, wireless smartphone charging, and a sliding panoramic roof. NX also launched a new multimedia platform.
It features after-sales service and product support
Every Lexus NX comes with a “Lexus Warranty Experience” that features a seven-year/105,000 km brand mechanical warranty and a full service plan.
Given current stock requirements and availability, the automaker has adopted a phased strategy for the NX product offering. It is advisable to contact your nearest dealer for more information, to order and estimated arrival times if you need one.
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