The Lexus renews the NX, 2018 Lexus NX promising a better driving experience and renewed security systems.
SLIGHT REFRESHED – the Lexus updates its SUV media, NX, with new aesthetic details and with mechanical improvements. Launched in 2014, the 2018 Lexus NX after fresh makeover (photos) unveiled at the Shanghai motor show has the front Grill “Hourglass” redesigned and larger; also the new headlamp units that now comprise the fog lights at the bottom. Continuing to look at the front, you notice the new air intakes that add an extra dash of aggressivity-on to this SUV. In the latter, the new LED headlights chrome redesigned and lengthened as spoilers. There’s also two new 18-inch wheels with new design types.
SPORTS SOUND – Going under the bodywork, the Japanese promises an improved driving experience of the Lexus Adaptive suspension system called NX Adaptive Variable Suspension. The engines, at least as seen in Shanghai, 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder remain familiar and aspirated 2.5 combined with two electric motors. To us, it should be noted, there is a price list only the latter hybrid version. The sound of the engine is enhanced thanks to Active Sound Control system which is capable of transmitting the roar of the engine inside the vehicle.
INCREASES SAFETY – among the many driver assistance and safety systems, there are adaptive cruise control that maintains a distance from the vehicle in front (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System), the system that keeps the car on the track (Lane Departure Alert), the headlights that are applied automatically when conditions permit (Automatic High Beam) and the system that monitors the road with radar and camera and automatically brakes the car in case of emergency (Pre-Collision System). Two trim levels are foreseen for the Lexus NX with Makeover: the 300h and 2018 Lexus NX F-Sport. Both will arrive in showrooms in the second half of 2017.