2022 Lexus NX gets new chassis, engines and even a PHEV


The NX 350h hybrid has the same engine but is equipped with some electric motors. 

Lexus NX is one of the newest members of the Lexus product line, the debut model of 2015. At the time, it only underwent a few renovations. Well, the little crossover gets its first complete redesign in the form of the Lexus NX in 2022. Although it may seem evolutionary, it offers many new and popular features. The new NX is currently based on the TNGA-K platform and is also a small and medium model like Toyota RAV4, Camry and Lexus ES. 

Lexus NX

Lexus said it is structurally stiffer and has a lower centre of gravity. Accessories There are many power systems on this platform. The NX 250 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It can be used with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The NX 350h hybrid has the same engine but is equipped with some electric motors. It offers all-wheel drive and 239 horsepower.  

The conventional 2022 Lexus NX350 is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can produce 275 horsepower, 317 pound-feet of torque and all-wheel drive. The top product in this series is NX 450h+. The RAV4 is equipped with a 2.5-liter or better 4-cylinder electric motor with a power of 302 horsepower. It is also only suitable for all-wheel drive, with an electric cruising range of 36 miles. Non-hybrid systems are currently equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, but hybrid vehicles continue to use CVT. All these new mechanical updates are installed in a new but familiar enclosure. It is short and tight, with many curves and wrinkles, but overall it is smoother and smoother than the previous model. 

 2022 Lexus NX350 is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can produce 275 horsepower, 317 pound-feet of torque

The most obvious change is the rear of the car. NX uses full-width taillights such as IS and UX. In addition, the brand name is written in letters under the taillights. The interior has been significantly updated, and the focus is undoubtedly the new infotainment system. The old mouse and touchpad designs have been discontinued, and NX will be the first to use this new touch screen system. Developed by the Toyota division headquartered in North America, it sounds more intuitive, but you have to put your final decision on hold until you try it yourself. Use a 9.8-inch screen or an optional 14-inch device.  

The latter includes a dedicated touch button for comfort control and a physical temperature dial combined with it. The small screen uses all physical controls to implement convenient functions. They all have a physical volume knob. The infotainment display is mounted on a panel that is integrated into the instrument display with a 7-inch screen. The dashboard, door, and console have flowing planes that cross each other, which is common in Toyota products. Many of the latest technologies are also included in updated version.  

 digital rear-view mirrors

In addition to wireless charging and a 10-inch front view screen, it also provides 64-color ambient lighting. There are also built-in music streaming services such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Apple Music, digital phone keys, user profiles for car settings, digital rear-view mirrors, and artificial intelligence assistants that respond to natural voice commands. One of the most unusual technologies of is the electronic door handle. They are not new technologies in themselves, but they are combined with safety features to prevent oncoming cyclists and cars from opening the doors. Combined with the blind spot system, it will notify you when a vehicle is approaching, issue a warning, and prevent the door from opening until the vehicle passes.  

However, if a malfunction or false warning occurs, you can cover it up by pressing more from the inside, and if the power is off, you can physically unlock the car by pulling the internal button through the tab. The new Lexus NX will be available in the third quarter of this year. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the reserve price is the same as the current price, which is expected to be around $ 38,000. 

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