The 2019 Lexus NX, or the ‘Nimble Crossover’, is an entry-level SUV. Compact vehicle is taking the position below the mid-size RX lineup. However, it is not less exciting or less luxurious. In the matter of truth, it could be more appealing, thanks to its better price and agile handling. Purchasers with a smaller budget will also value its fuel economy.
Changes for the 2019 Lexus NX include exterior and interior updates. The crossover is not getting a new shape since it is still fresh and buyers accept it effectively. Also, the company will pay more focus on the upcoming Lexus UX lineup of smaller crossovers. As its brother or sister, the NX is going to appear in the United States. But, we are not exactly sure yet if UX comes as a hybrid, while NX is preparing a plug-in variation.
Under the bonnet of the 2019 Lexus NX will be the very same drivetrain as in the past. Changes do not consist of replacement of the engine. So, it is a 2.0-liter four-pot system with a turbocharger. It is mated to a CVT automated gearbox. The NX 300, which is the complete name of the petrol system, is capable to deliver 235 hp. Likewise, the crossover adds 260 pound-feet of twisting power. Approximated fuel economy for next season has to do with 26 mpg combined for front-wheel drive model, and 1 mpg less for optional AWD crossover.
The hybrid version combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can make 154 hp alone, with an electric motor. One battery is on the front axle, while the second electrical motor is on rear wheels. It is less potent, however the total system is making almost 200 horses. It likewise includes 150 lb-ft of torque and better fuel economy. Compared with a traditional fuel engine, the hybrid can return 33 mpg in the metropolitan ride. Likewise, 2019 Lexus NX plug-in is offered with all-wheel drive just and can utilize regular fuel. The NX 300 is delivering pointed out outputs only with premium gasoline.
The 2019 Lexus NX will bring the first facelift of the compact crossover. In couple of years we can expect total redesign and a new generation. Till then, fans have to be happy with updates of the existing SUV. However, Lexus will make its item fresh and intriguing, so we can expect an additional increase of sales.
Exterior dimensions of the 2019 Lexus NX will remain the same as previously. But, the carmaker is going to use more light-weight materials for body parts. It will cause weight drop and other improvements, such as better agility. Aesthetically, only cosmetic changes will come with a new model. A just hybrid version could get some unique details so we can easily recognize it on streets.
As always, the premium interior is getting real products for seats and upholstery. Unique stitching and information are making 2019 Lexus NX so glamorous. On the other hand, infotainment system was not so great and Toyota’s branch needs to work a lot to improve it. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would be good additions. Navigation is optional for both petrol and hybrid versions.
Premium crossover, although compact, expenses excessive. The 2019 Lexus NX will start from $38,000. For example, Infiniti Q30 is beginning with $32,000. On the other hand, compact Volvo XC60 is above $40,000.
The 2019 Lexus NX is not coming at any time quickly. In next 6 months, we won’t see it given that the company is offering a benefit to other SUVs. Nevertheless, by the end of 2018, we will see NX crossover, while the sale starts next year. Both hybrid and petrol engines will come at the very same time.