Lexus NX front-wheel drive hybrid debutedApril 26, 2020
The compact crossover received a budget version.
The Japanese company has confirmed the production of front-wheel drive Lexus NX in the near future. The model was discontinued in 2018, but now the brand has re-introduced the transmission as optional equipment in the hope of attracting more fuel-saving buyers.
Prices start at £ 35,860 with first deliveries to begin shortly after quarantine ends.
It is equipped with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine as the all-wheel drive NX, but the electric motor is only on the front axle. The power of the hybrid system is 195 hp. and 210 Nm of torque, which, as is the case with the all-wheel drive model, is supplied to the front wheels through a CVT gearbox.
The crossover has 17-inch alloy wheels, which, as a drive, can reduce the weight of the car and reduce fuel consumption by 8% and 6% less pollute the environment than a similar four-wheel drive model. Lexus claims that fuel economy is 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 161 g / km.
The Lexus NX 300h with front-wheel drive is only available in the base version. Thus, standard equipment includes automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and a pair of heated automatically folding side mirrors. Front and rear parking sensors are also available, along with a rear view camera and a collision warning system.
Inside, customers get heated front seats with 8 adjustments, LED lighting, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a pair of USB connectors, an eight-speaker stereo system and an eight-inch infotainment screen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Lexus also offers several optional packages that add features such as a large 10.3-inch infotainment system with integrated satellite navigation, leather upholstery, a privacy rear window, a heated steering wheel and a wireless smartphone charger.
Buyers can also indicate several additional driver assistance features, including a blind spot control system and a rear cross-traffic alert.
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