Spacious, luxurious cabin of the NX crossover will be a highlight of the new season. Every new model is bringing a lot of innovations, and we hope to see Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, the 2019 Lexus NX should improve all other lacks of its predecessors. The noisy cabin is one of the things buyers didn’t like.
On the performance side, new Lexus NX is going to improve fuel economy. The current model belongs to the mid-range class, but if looking at mileage, many would suspect it could be a full-size model. The sophisticated design is unique, and not everyone is going to like it. Also, in 2019, the crossover is coming again in the hybrid variant. However, the conventional engine includes turbocharger for more power and torque.
2019 Lexus NX Redesign and Styling
Although redesigned, the 2019 Lexus NX is going to continue to use the same design language. Elegant and attractive, new SUV will add few details to the existing body. The 2019 NX is boxy. However, it is exactly what inspires buyers to purchase the crossover. Under revision will be spindle grille. Also with it, new headlights are coming.
This crossover is not using too much aluminum in its body. Upcoming model is going to change that. Body parts are made of lightweight materials, which will improve many segments. Of course, better mileage is one of them but also handling and steering.
F Sport Package
To beef up their crossover, drivers can add an F Sport package. Outside, the vehicle is getting grille and side mirrors painted in black. Furthermore, the sportier look comes with larger air intakes. This package has 18-inch wheels in its standard offer, but it is easy to upgrade them to 19-inches. Inside, NX changes its sports seat color to black or red. Also, aluminum pedals are another ‘sports’ detail in the cabin.
2019 Lexus NX Drivetrain and Transmission
Main drivetrain unit for the SUV is a 2.0-l turbo-four. With direct injection, it sends 240 hp to front wheels through a 6-speed auto transmission. This is known also as a 200t model, while CVT is 300h However, there is an all-wheel drive as an additional option. Experts believe that inline-four powertrain gives enough energy to 2019 Lexus NX. So, there is no need for V-6. Nevertheless, numbers are not lying, and we can see that NX is not a great performer. Its rivals can deliver better fuel economy and torque level.
2019 NX Hybrid
Plug-in model of 2019 NX is certain. With it, the company will bring more fans and buyers. This system connects a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol drivetrain with two electric batteries. This is standard Toyota plug-in hybrid, like Rav4, and it comes only as AWD model.
2019 Lexus NX Price
The base model of 2019 Lexus NX is going to cost almost the same as the model for 2018 season. It is $36,000. However, AWD adds $1,500 both for standard and F Sport model. Extra package increases the price for $2,500. Hybrid is carrying the similar price tag as the SUV with F Sport package.
When is Lexus NX coming out?
We expect the first crossover to arrive in next few months. At the same time, we will see all features that F Sport package brings. The hybrid model is going to debut few months after base unit.