Lexus NX Compact Crossover SUV unveiled at Beijing

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 by

’ first luxury compact crossover, the “NX”, made its world premiere at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which is being held from April 21 – 29, . The , created for urban and active lifestyles, features an edgy, emotional design that is distinctively Lexus. Two powertrain variants of the NX are on display in Beijing: the NX 300h, a highly efficient hybrid, and the NX 200t, the first Lexus fitted with a turbo engine.

2015 Lexus NX front

The Lexus-developed direct-injection turbo engine features the world-first combination of a cylinder head with an integrated water-cooled exhaust manifold and a twin scroll turbocharger. Producing an output of 235 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, the NX 200t is the first Lexus to be fitted with an idling-stop system, which reduces fuel consumption by automatically switching off the engine when the vehicle is idling.

On the other hand, the Lexus NX 300h combines a high thermal efficiency 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle engine with an integrated high-torque motor. The hybrid variant also features sprung-weight damping control to increase ride comfort and handling stability.

2015 Lexus NX rear

The intelligent Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive system automatically switches from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive by calculating the driver’s intended driving line and adjusting the distribution of torque to the rear wheels as required.

Driver support and safety features include a Panoramic View Monitor, introduced into a Lexus vehicle for the first time and Radar Cruise Control. The Panoramic View Monitor works in such a way to help the driver avoid other vehicles and pedestrians approaching from the sides by combining video from four cameras mounted to the front and rear sides of the vehicle.

The Radar Cruise Control with All-speed Tracking on the other hand, maintains inter-vehicle distance within a set speed and supports the driver by detecting the vehicle ahead and ensuring that an appropriate distance is maintained from cruising speeds down to a stop.

3 Responses to Lexus NX Compact Crossover SUV unveiled at Beijing

  1. Yasir Reply

    December 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    iwould like to know more about lexus nx for middle east country This is a good car

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      December 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Yasir,

      We can’t tell you much more than the fact that its name stands for Nimble Crossover and that it fits in below the larger RX crossover in the brand’s line-up, as the NX hasn’t made its way to the UAE yet.

      Regards,

      Zaran

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      December 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Yasir, the NX is expected in the Middle East very soon. We will bring you updates in coming weeks.

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