Lexus has joined the compact SUV market with the news this morning that they are releasing the hybrid powered NX300h, featuring a whole a waft of new technology and a long list of standard features that will make some of it’s competitors in the luxury compact SUV market blush.
Lexus is really gunning for the compact SUV market with this car the interior alone offers 13 different trim colour choices across the Luxury, Sports Luxury and F-Sport models giving owners plenty of choices to personalise their car.
Lexus states NX 300h hybrid powertrain was designed to achieve excellent fuel economy coupled with enjoyable acceleration and agile driving.
The NX 300h hybrid power train has a combination of petrol and electric engines, is backed by a a multi-mode six-step electronically controlled all-gear continuously variable transmission (E-CVT). Can be mated to either 2WD or proactive AWD drain trains, AWD models have the Lexus E-Four system, with a 50kW electric motor to drive the rear axle when required.
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Lexus has launched its first ever compact SUV, the all-new hybrid-powered NX 300h.
Available from today, the all-new NX 300h brings together striking design and innovative technology to one of the most competitive segments in the luxury car market today.
The NX 300h comes highly specified as standard and includes many features that are optional on some of its rivals, including satellite navigation#, reverse camera, power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, smart entry and start, 10-speaker audio with digital radio##, Enform connected mobility*, tyre pressure warning sensors, 60:40 rear-fold seats and a spare wheel.
NX 300h also brings with it the first hybrid powerplant to the compact luxury SUV segment.
Using just 5.6-litres per 100km and emitting only 131g of CO2 per kilometre**, NX 300h meets Euro 5 emissions standards.
The outstanding figures are achieved via the adoption of an innovative and proven Atkinson cycle 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine – teamed with an electric system consisting of one electric motor in two-wheel drive and two in all-wheel drive models.
Combined, the system develops 147kW of power.
World first, Lexus first and Australian market-firsts on the NX 300h include a pull-type door handle with concealed key barrel and power folding second row seats for an SUV.
Australian market firsts include the first hybrid powertrain in its class and the first to offer rear cross traffic alert in its class.
Lexus firsts include all-new 360-degree panoramic monitor, and slip and yaw rate feedback for the E-Four AWD system.
This outstanding suite of technology is wrapped up in one of the most powerful examples of exterior design to grace any road-going Lexus.
It has been influenced by the properties of forged steel – with the design said to resemble a single billet of steel.
Inside, the NX 300h’s cabin provides a comfortable and highly practical space. Its designers wanted to break away from traditional SUV cabin design and instead provide a cockpit-like space to house all of the innovative technology.
NX 300h is available in three models, including Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury – with the F Sport receiving unique visual and driving dynamic enhancements.
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the NX 300h encapsulates the efforts of a design and engineering team that went beyond SUV convention.
“When designing the all-new NX, the engineers and designers wanted to offer consumers something unique – something that stood out from the crowd and offered innovative on-board technology while meeting the practical requirements of SUV customers,” Mr Hanley said.
“The result is an outstanding vehicle that, much like the pioneering RX and RX hybrid models before it, will provide customers with a fresh, new perspective on a compact SUV.
“With its outstanding design, innovative on-board technology, unparalleled standard specification and legendary Lexus reliability, the NX is the perfect vehicle for today’s urban explorer,” Mr Hanley said.
|Model||Drivetrain||RRP||1||2||Enhancement pack specification|
|F Sport||AWD||$66,000||+$4,000||MR and 14 speaker Mark Levinson (ML)|
|+$7,500||Pre-collision safety, all speed cruise control, Lane Departure Warning+, Heads-up Display, Smart Key, Auto High Beam, ML, MR|