A Brief Look at the Lexus NX
The First Generation: 2014-2017
The first Lexus NX was introduced in 2014, marking a new era for the luxury car brand. The NX was Lexus’ first compact crossover SUV, designed to compete with the likes of the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. The first generation of the Lexus NX featured a bold, aggressive design, with sharp lines and a sleek profile. It had a distinct, edgy personality, setting it apart from the more conservative Lexus models.
The first-generation Lexus NX was powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It was mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive available. The NX also featured an advanced suspension system, with adaptive dampers that adjusted to different road conditions in real-time.
The first-generation Lexus NX was available in several variations, including the NX 200t, NX 200t F Sport, and NX 300h hybrid. The F Sport package included sport-tuned suspension, unique interior and exterior styling, and performance features such as paddle shifters.
The Second Generation: 2018-2021
The second-generation Lexus NX was introduced in 2018, with a number of updates and improvements over the previous model. The 2018 NX featured updated exterior styling, with new headlights, taillights, and a more aggressive front grille. The interior was also updated, with a larger infotainment screen and new features such as Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility.
The 2018 NX was also available with a new engine option – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine.
The second-generation NX was available in several variations, including the NX 300, NX 300 F Sport, and NX 300h hybrid. The F Sport package included sportier styling, performance features, and an adaptive suspension system for improved handling.
The Third Generation: 2022-Present
The third-generation Lexus NX was introduced in 2022, with a complete redesign and a number of significant updates. The 2022 NX features a more dramatic exterior design, with sharp lines, a distinctive front grille, and a floating roofline. The interior has been completely revamped, with a new layout, updated infotainment system, and more advanced safety features.
The 2022 NX is available with several engine options, including a 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine, or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder plug-in hybrid engine. All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 NX is available in several variations, including the NX 250, NX 350, NX 350 F Sport, and NX 350h hybrid. The F Sport package includes a sport-tuned suspension, unique styling elements, and performance features such as active sound control and variable gear ratio steering.
The Future of the Lexus NX
The Lexus NX has come a long way since its inception in 2014. From its bold and edgy design to its advanced features and performance capabilities, the NX has become a popular choice in the luxury compact SUV market. As we look to the future, it is clear that Lexus will continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible with the NX. With the recent redesign of the 2022 model, Lexus has set a high bar for what we can expect from future generations of the NX. From improved performance and technology to even more dramatic and distinctive design, the future of the Lexus NX looks bright indeed.