All-new Lexus NX now available

Second generation Lexus NX goes on sale locally

Reuben Van Niekerk
Lexus NX

Lexus have launched the second generation NX, their mid size luxury SUV. This model is said to signify a new chapter for the Lexus brand as it heralds a new direction in design, powertrains and performance as well as the connection between the driver and machine through the Lexus Driving Signature.


The NX also debuts a new multimedia platform that takes connectivity, information and convenience to the next level and benefits from the scope and functionality of the next generation Lexus Safety System as well as a variety of innovative driver assistance systems.


Lexus believe that the new NX will play a defining role in shaping the future of the Lexus brand in South Africa. The original NX, introduced in 2014, became one of the best-selling Lexus models, attracting many new customers to the brand.


Model line up

The range starts with the Lexus NX 250 EX which features Lexus first technologies such as safe exit assist incorporating new e-latch electrically activated door handles, this technology detects cyclists or vehicles passing close to the vehicle and keeps the door closed to avoid a collision.


Other ground-breaking technologies include Intersection Turn Assist and emergency steering assist. This is coupled with a pre-collision system featuring pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, parking support brake with obstacle and vehicle detection, blind-spot monitor, dynamic radar active cruise control and lane tracing assist.


The NX 250 EX grade is fitted as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with automatic high-beam assist, dual-zone climate control as well as power adjustable and heated front seats. The human centric Tazuna cockpit concept includes a 14-inch touch-display, DAB+ digital radio, “Hey Lexus” natural speech recognition and wireless smartphone compatibility.


Lexus will launch the new NX with two engine options. The 2.5-litre normally aspirated EX grade power plant offers 152kW and 239Nm and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission with two-wheel drive.


The 2.4 litre turbocharged engine in the F Sport derivative boasts 205kW and 430Nm. It too is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission but power delivery is via all four wheels.


Specification highlights on the F-Sport model include 20-inch alloy wheels, tri-beam LED headlamps with an adaptive high-beam system, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic view monitor, opening and closing panoramic sunroof and F Sport-exclusive styling elements. The NX F Sport features dark chrome exterior details and a unique F Sport design mesh grille. New front and rear bumper designs with larger side vents cut into the bumper.


The Tazuna cockpit concept has been further elevated in the F Sport grade with an expansive 14.0-inch touch display, satellite navigation, high-grade digital instrument cluster and a colour head up display with touch capacitive steering wheel controls. A 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, digital rear-view mirror and leather trim upholstery add to the premium feel as do a leather-covered F Sport steering wheel, leather trimmed shift knob, eight-inch TFT colour display, aluminium pedals and footrest.


The most dynamic focus on the Lexus Driving Signature is achieved thanks to standard fitment of Adaptive Variable Suspension, five-stage Drive Mode Select and performance damper bracing front and rear.


Pricing and availability

The NX range will initially be launched with the two derivatives detailed above. This will be supplemented by a trinity of hybrid models in EX, SE as well as F Sport grades later in 2022.


Every Lexus NX is sold with a seven-year/105 000km warranty and full maintenance plan.


Lexus NX 250 EX   

R860 000

Lexus NX 250 F Sport  

R1 075 400


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