Despite its rather small size, the 2019 Lexus NX is definitely a vehicle that stands out in the crowd. The latest crossover SUV from Lexus will not introduce many changes, which only speaks of its ingenious original design and features. Thanks to a highly versatile Toyota RAV4 platform and its own powertrains, this Lexus will have everything a crossover SUV aficionado wants.
Aside from bringing extraordinary looks and advanced tech, the NX will also sport plenty of interior room too. As such, it will prove a worthy opponent to the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Infiniti QX30.
2019 Lexus NX – Exterior Design and Updates
As pretty much every other Lexus model, the 2019 Lexus NX will feature a striking and extravagant exterior. While it will certainly attract lots of buyers, it will also most likely turn away those that are a bit more conservative minded. However, the Lexus’ styling has always been bold and non-traditional, and the NX will surely benefit from it.
Overall, the 2019 Lexus NX is quite flashy, outgoing and aggressive. in the front, we will see a spindle-shaped grille, one that is even larger than the last year’s model. Furthermore, there will also be a set of new, sharply-angled LED headlights and sleek daytime running lights. In the back, the NX will sport a familiar, jagged look. Here, we will see a revised rear bumper, larger taillights, and lots of sharp lines.
The interior of the upcoming 2019 Lexus NX keeps pace with its exterior, in terms of cutting-edge styling. Therefore, it is no wonder we will see an abundance of sharp lines, cutlines, and a variety of finishes. Of course, there will be those who will find this a bit too much. However, they will not be able to deny the fact that the NX’s cabin is brimming with quality.
From the soft and padded surfaces to the quality stitched materials, this vehicle will feel more like a luxury sedan than a crossover SUV. Given its rather small size, it is also surprising that the NX offers plenty of passenger and cargo space too. There will be more than enough legroom and headroom, along with more than 54 cubic feet of cargo space. In the tech department, we will see the Lexus’ Enform system, the Remote Touch system, dual-zone climate control, voice recognition, and so on.
Engine Options, Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2019 Lexus NX will offer a selection of 2 engine variants. The standard one will come in the form of a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft, along with an EPA of 22/28 mpg. With it, the NX will go from 0 to 62 mph in around 7 seconds.
The second option will be a hybrid variant. This is going to be a combination of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and one electric motor. While the engine produces 154 horsepower, the electric motor outputs 141 hp. Combined, the hybrid variant will provide the NX with 194 hp and an EPA of 33/30 mpg. The 2.0-liter engine will come paired with a 6-speed automatic, while the hybrid will come with a CVT.
Release Date and Price of the 2019 Lexus NX
Given that the upcoming 2019 Lexus NX is yet to enter serial production, we should not expect it before late 2018. The basic variant will be priced around $36.000, while the hybrid variant will reach a price of $41.000.