ALL-NEW LEXUS NX PROVIDES CUSTOMERS WITH THE LUXURY OF CHOICE
The NX 250 includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with automatic high-beam, power-operated tailgate, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and the human-centric Tazuna cockpit concept - with a 9.8-inch touch-display, DAB+ digital radio7, "Hey Lexus!" natural speech recognition and Apple CarPlay®8 and Android Auto™9 compatibility. Smartphone compatibility will also be upgraded to a wireless connection as a future complimentary update for all new-generation NX owners.
Customers can select the NX 250 with a responsive 152kW 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission with two-wheel drive (2WD), providing the lightest and most agile Lexus luxury medium SUV experience.
Customers can alternatively select the Luxury model grade of the NX 350h from $65,6002 (2WD) or $70,4002 (AWD). Both hybrid-electric models upgrade to 179kW - the most powerful four-cylinder Lexus hybrid ever. With a new lithium-ion battery package helping to increase the reliance on electric torque, both 2WD and AWD deliver consumption of 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres1 that eclipses all luxury medium SUV diesel-only rivals.
For NX 250 and NX 350h Luxury AWD customers, a $3,000-optional Enhancement Pack is available featuring a moonroof, a kick sensor for the power-operated tailgate and wireless smartphone charging10.
NX 350h Luxury customers can alternatively move to a flagship F Sport or Sports Luxury grade for an identical price.
Lexus has ensured that the NX 350h F Sport and NX 350h Sports Luxury are priced from the same $73,1002(2WD) or $77,9002 (AWD).
Demonstrating the luxury of choice even further, Lexus has ensured that the NX 350 F Sport AWD is also priced at an identical $77,9002.
The NX 350 is available exclusively as an F Sport grade with AWD, befitting its all-new 205kW/430Nm 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and 0-100km/h acceleration in 7.0 seconds.
F Sport and Sports Luxury highlights include 20-inch alloy wheels (unique designs), tri-beam LED headlamps with an adaptive high-beam system (AHS), heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic view monitor and wireless smartphone charging10.
The Tazuna cockpit concept is elevated further in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades with an expansive 14.0-inch touch-display, high-grade digital instrument cluster and a colour head-up display (HUD) with touch-capacitive steering wheel controls.
Sports Luxury exclusives further include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson®11 premium audio system, a digital rear-view mirror, leather-accented trim upholstery and open-pore walnut ornamentation finished in Sumi Black, inspired by Japanese pen ink.
F Sport exclusives include an F Sport bodykit, body-coloured wheelarches, black window surrounds, scuff plates, perforated leather-accented steering wheel and gearshifter, alloy pedals, sports seats, and Hadori aluminium ornamentation.
The F Sport also provides the most dynamic focus on the Lexus Driving Signature with the standard fitment of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), five-stage drive mode select and performance dampers (bracing) front and rear.
NX AWD models (NX 350 F Sport, NX 350h F Sport, NX 350h Sports Luxury) are offered with two Enhancement Pack additions.
The $3,000-optional Enhancement Pack 1 includes a panoramic moonroof - the first time a panoramic moonroof has been offered on a Lexus NX.
The $6,000-optional Enhancement Pack 2 for the NX 350 F Sport and NX 350h F Sport AWD adds a panoramic moonroof, heated steering wheel, digital rear-view mirror, 17-speaker Mark Levinson®11 audio system and Intelligent Parking Assist (NX 350h only) - the first time automatic reverse parallel and perpendicular parking has been offered on a Lexus NX.
The $6,000-optional Enhancement Pack 2 for the NX 350h Sports Luxury AWD includes a panoramic moonroof, power-operated folding rear seats, a heated steering wheel and rear outboard seats, and Intelligent Parking Assist.
Lexus has also ensured that the step from the flagship NX 350h AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 to the debut Lexus PHEV, the NX 450h+, is just $6,000.
Reflecting a high-output step-up from the NX 350, the NX 450h+ is also available exclusively as an F Sport AWD grade, reflecting its status as the high-performance, low-emissions flagship model with 0-100km/h acceleration in 6.3 seconds.
Priced from $89,9002, the NX 450h+ F Sport further combines the highest EV-only driving range in the luxury medium SUV segment with benchmark pricing attainability to reinforce the Lexus leadership in electrification.
The NX 450h+ F Sport uniquely merges luxury equipment from standard NX F Sport grades, while adding features as standard including a moonroof, heated steering wheel and a digital rear-view mirror.
The NX 450h+ develops a combined 227kW, with the E-Four all-wheel-drive system powering permanent magnet synchronous motors on the front and rear wheels, and the 18.1kWh battery provides an all-electric driving range of up to 87km12.
Combined fuel consumption is from 1.3 litres per 100km1, with CO2 emissions of just 29 grams per kilometre13.
Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the all-new Lexus NX range will reset luxury medium SUV benchmarks with its brave design, exhilarating performance and imaginative technology.
"The all-new Lexus NX combines luxury specification and famous Takumi craftsmanship with next-generation design and a level of technology that extends from active safety and security to infotainment and powertrains," Mr Thompson said.
"The range starts with a focus on lightness and agility, extends to our renowned best-selling hybrid-electric system, and a focus on power with an all-new turbocharged petrol engine and a high-performance, low-emissions PHEV."
Eight colours are available - Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Sonic Chrome, Onyx, Graphite Black, Caliente, Khaki Metal and Celestial Blue - while F Sport variants further exclusively offer White Nova and Cobalt Mica14.
Two trim upholstery colours - Hazel and Black & Rich Cream - have been added, joining Dark Rose and Black. F Sport grades are exclusively available in F Sport Black, F Sport White and the newly available F Sport Flare Red14.
Every Lexus NX is delivered with the Lexus Warranty Experience featuring a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty15 and - for NX 350h and NX 450h+ - a leading 10-year, unlimited kilometre battery warranty16.
The Lexus Warranty Experience forms part of the luxury lifestyle brand's leading Encore owner benefits program17 incorporating money-can't-buy experiences with brand ambassadors, special offers with hotel partnerships18, and a 5-cents-per-litre Ampol/Caltex fuel discount offer on premium unleaded19 - among other benefits.
Lexus will announce service pricing and new Lexus Connected Services technology for all NX models, at the launch of the all-new NX range in late January.
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