The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX looks just like a baby RX

The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX looks just like a baby RX

0 comments 📅25 April 2017, 01:15

The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX solid crossover debuted this week at the Shanghai Motor Show. Most of the changes are visual, and it should look after the NX fresh for the next few years until more extensive changes come. Power and execution remain the same, but Lexus claims its smallest SUV is quieter and more refined thanks to some updates directed the skin. As the automaker’s third best-selling vehicle in 2016, behind the esteemed RX crossover and ES sedan, the NX has been a huge hit for Lexus in every market.

Up front, the tenderness it or hate it spindle grille remains, though it has received a few modifications. The upper portions of the grille and fenders include been reworked to flow better into the hood and doors. In addition to the sleeker visuals, it should stop improve aerodynamics. New headlights with three projectors are similar to those on the new Lexus LC distraction coupe. The bottom portion of the bumper has been pulled forward a bit, making the NX look both less pointy and more like a young RX than ever.

In the rear, the bumper is redesigned, adding in design elements that pull influence from the spindle grille. Like the headlights, the taillights have been updated with a physique that’s similar to those on the LC. Other changes include reshaped exhaust tips, new 18-inch wheels, and a punt sensor that opens the rear hatch if you make a motion under the bum bumper.

Like the exterior, the changes to the interior are small but notable. The infotainment small screen has grown from 7 inches to 10.3 inches. The controls for both the infotainment and HVAC practice have been updated. Nearly all of the control knobs and switches have what Lexus is business a metallic satin finish, essentially a silver-gray looking matte coloring. Like with scads other Toyota and Lexus products, the automaker’s Lexus Safety System + now comes benchmark on all models. This includes emergency braking, radar cruise control, lane departure warnings, and robot-like high beams.

The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four carries in unchanged, though the model is now known as the NX 300 (formerly the NX 200t). Likewise, the combination system in the NX 300h is unchanged. There have been some updates to the intermission, adding in a modified version of the adaptive variable suspension system from the LC. Lexus claims this should increase both ride and handling. No word on pricing or a release date, so look for more talk some time in the next few months.

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