- Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport

Welcome the refined Lexus NX's

There are many variants to get confused between

As the second best-selling car in the Lexus line-up (after the RX), the NX now has a completely new model for 2022. The chassis and engines are all new for this second generation, along with hybrid powertrain options.

The NX will come in NX250, NX350, and NX350h versions, and a plug-in-hybrid NX450h+ joins the lineup with the RAV4 Prime's AWD powertrain.

Starting with the base NX250, which has the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four from the RAV4, produces 203hp (205PS) and 249Nm (184lb-ft) of torque. It has an 8-speed automatic transmission and either FWD or AWD. The FWD version does 0-60mph (0-97kph) in 8.2 seconds, while the AWD version does the same in 8.6 seconds.

Next is the NX350h, which combines a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with two electric motor generators for a total of 239hp (242PS). 0-60mph is done in 7.2 seconds.

Lexus NX 350h

Lexus NX 350h

The non-hybrid NX350 features a new turbo 2.4-liter inline-four with 275hp (279PS) and 430Nm (317lb-ft) of torque. It also has an 8-speed automatic transmission. This variant does 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds.

Lexus NX350 F Sport

Lexus NX350 F Sport

The top of the range spec is the NX450h+, which comes with the 2.5-litre inline-four hybrid setup from the Toyota RAV4 Prime, has 302hp (306PS) of power output, resulting a 0-60mph time of 6 seconds flat. Lexus claims this model will have an estimated electric range of 36 miles (58km).

Lexus NX450h+ F Sport

Lexus NX450h+ F Sport

The NX debuts a completely new infotainment interface for Lexus. The new system uses a centrally mounted touchscreen and a few physical knobs. A 9.8-inch screen is standard, while a huge 14.0-inch touchscreen is optional and incorporates many of the climate controls into the screen. Lexus claims that the new model has more rear-seat room and cargo space than before, but hasn't yet provided specific dimensions for the 2022 NX.

An F Sport package will be offered for both the NX350 and NX450h+ models that adds appearance tweaks, including dark trim and black 20-inch wheels—along with adaptive dampers. New options include a panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats, and upgraded driver-assistance features.


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