One of the more asked for releases for the upcoming year is the 2018 Lexus NX model. This vehicle is going to be one of the newest additions that are going to come out of the Japanese automaker’s luxury production line. It is perceived as the direct answer to the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes Benz M-class. This is going to be one of the most luxurious vehicles that Lexus is producing for the next season and as such gains already a lot of attention.
This model was introduced last year at the Beijing auto show for the first time. This new model is going to be a continuation of the said model as it continues its line through this luxurious upgrade that is going to make it as one of the most exclusive vehicles of the year.
The name of the car is an abbreviation which stands for Nimble Crossover. The model has been made available first time for this year but preparations are already being made for the new 2018 model. The testing are in its final phase and the expansion of the car promises to bring us even more. So if you liked the previous car you will most certainly like its 2018 version which is going to bring us even more. The luxury crossover segment is a demanding one so the NX needs to bring everything it got in order to compete with the giants from here, models such as Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, to name a few.
2018 Lexus NX exterior
The newest Lexus NX design is going to be a continuation of the present model. As the look has still yet to age there are some plans which will give it a more natural expansion of the current model that are going to be given to this new one. They mean keeping the already trademark spindle grille that is a recognizable addition of every Lexus vehicle that has come out recently. The spindle grille does not keep the vehicle as a recognizable brand but also keeps it much more aggressive than it is now. As you can see from the released pictures the front side of the car is planned to remain aggressive but with some sporty elements that make it an even better addition than you would have expected to see.
Other elements that make it to the exterior design are the newly made headlights that add some LED lights, with LED elements and LED daytime running lights as well. These lights are placed directly beneath the headlights and also give a very cool nice look to the car as well. The back side has also been revised as well and the most noticeable part comes with the taillights. The added LED features there are also an innovation but the shape of the back lights is also something new for the NX car. The back side is completed with a large diffuser which has two exhaust pipes placed beneath.
What is new for the interior of the vehicle is a setting which makes you feel like you are seating inside a sports vehicle and not a crossover. The 2018 Lexus NX is going to add an advantage to the sport elements than the traditional luxurious ones that are mostly expected to appear inside the car. But the materials remain the highest quality and is something that you would have expected to see inside the luxury crossover. They went for using the most quality ones and managed to incorporate some leather materials for the seats and the steering wheel while the dashboard has some soft touch surfaces that include metallic and black piano trims.
The most part of the interior is going to be similar or the same as before, but some innovations are going to be placed inside the car and are going to start with the technology that is given inside the car. The updated software and the new infotainment system is something to be expected but we are still not sure what is the thing that is going to be added inside. As the vehicle gets closer to its release date the parts will become more familiar to us.
As the 2018 update concentrates more on the luxury and the equipment and the aesthetic parts of the car, there is not going to be many changes that regard the powertrain of the 2018 Lexus NX. The engine under the hood is going to remains the 2.0l turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an output of 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The secondary option is going to be the 2.5l 4-cylinder engine which is going to be combined with an electric motor. This hybrid version combines with a continuously variable transmission and an output near 200 hp.
Wheelbase: 104.7 in
Length: 182.3 in
Width: 73.6 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 54.6 cu.ft
Curb weight: 3,940 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6,9 sec
MPG: 22/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Autumn Shimmer, Blue Vortex Metallic, Eminent White Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
Price and release date
The currently available information do not bring us anything new about the release date of the 2018 Lexus NX. We are not sure when the car is going to be offered but we assume that the middle or the second part of 2018 is going to be a believable option. The price is going to be somewhere around $35,000, making it an affordable luxurious option for anyone.
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