Lexus NX Review
Lexus is a renowned Japanese auto manufacturing company which has produced a wide range of luxury vehicles. Keeping up with its tradition, this brand introduced its NX crossover in the year 2015. NX which stands for Nimble Crossover is an elegant and appealing drive which has already started catching the attention of its onlookers. This 5-door 5-seater crossover is available in 2 trims – Turbo and F Sport with a same powerpacked engine for thrilling off roading drives. You can not only expect enough power but also efficiency which makes it a perfect companion for your long family drives or off-road trips. The sumptuous features and appealing styling are the additional points which are though nothing new with a brand like Lexus but still count when it comes to the comfort and interest of the customers.
Engine, mileage & variants
Lexus NX is available in 2 trims – Turbo and F Sport. Both of the trims of this crossover are packed with a powerful 2.0-litre 4-incline cylinder DOHC engine. This powerhouse churns out a maximum power measuring 235 hp at 4800-5600 rpm with a maximum torque clocking at 350 Nm between the range of 1650 and 4000 rpm. This all-wheel drive layout has 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver that efficiency and thrill which you want to feel while going for an off-road trip. This engine show offs decent pick up numbers and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.2 seconds with a peak speed clocking to 180 kmph. This 2.0-litre engine runs 12 kmpl on an average on combined terrains which makes it an economical family drive.
Lexus NX is a luxurious crossover and that is very much evident from its exterior. An off-roader or crossover usually carries a robust and rusty look but when you look at NX, you find that a crossover can look robust and gracious at the same time. This Lexus drive has an aerodynamic front with 'spindle grille'. This signature grille of Lexus alone is capable of making its front look good. Along with this broad and beautiful grille, there are bold edgy headlights and sharp arrow like daylights. The crisp flowing bodylines, high wheel arches and roofrails, this Lexus crossover is loaded with appealing features. The overall dimensions of the crossover measure 4630 mm X 1870 mm X 1645 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase worth 2660 mm which makes it decently spacious. Lexus NX comes employed with 18-inch alloy wheels which are wrapped up in 225/60 R18 tires.
The lavish interiors of Lexus NX will indulge your senses completely as soon as you slip inside its cabin. You can feel the comfort while sitting in this drive with its numerous features. There are premium looking upholstery on the seats which not only give a luxurious look to the cabin but also deliver comfort. The dashboard is also beautifully crafted and packed with all the necessary meters, gauges on the instrument panel. This drive has an advanced infotainment panel which can enhance the thrill and fun of your family drives. This system comprises CD, DVD, USB, Aux connectivity and Bluetooth. To complete this audio system, there are 10 speakers in total which deliver your clear and crisp sound. You also get cruise control for a convenient and smooth driving on highways. The trunk is pretty decent for a crossover which counts to 475-litres and can be expanded to a maximum of 1520-litres by folding the rear seats to flat.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Lexus NX is well equipped with numerous safety features to ensure the protection of its occupants. This beast is packed with Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Control and Brake Assist to ensure stability and overall control on vehicle. You also get Traction Control, and Hill Start assist in this drive for convenience during uphilling this car. In addition to this, NX also has front, side and curtain airbags which ensure that the occupants will stay safe even after a collision or hit. The Anti-Theft system along with alarm takes care of the car against any theft and buzzes the alarm if senses any unauthorized entry. All the safety features encourage this crossover to be a good off-roader which you can drive with your family.
The spacious cabin, appealing design and powerful engine, Lexus NX offers you everything. Lexus is known for its 'Luxury' element and no compromise has been made for comfort in this premium crossover. With all this, NX is also packed with advanced safety features which is very much required for an off-roader.