2022 Lexus NX to launch in India on March 9
Toyota-owned luxury brand Lexus will launch the 2022 version of its NX SUV in India on March 9. To recall, it broke cover last year and its bookings are open. As for the highlights, the car has a refreshed look and a luxurious cabin with tech-biased features. Here, it will be fueled by a petrol-hybrid powertrain that makes 237hp of power.
- The second-generation version of the Lexus NX offers better looks, more features, and improved performance as compared to the outgoing model. It should attract quite a few customers in India.
- The vehicle is expected to be priced competitively and will raise the competition in the luxury SUV segment here. It will rival the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
The 2022 Lexus NX has a muscular bonnet, a large spindle grille, and sharp-looking LED headlights with integrated LED DRLs. It is flanked by roof rails, ORVMs, and designer wheels. A shark-fin antenna, a 'LEXUS' inscription, and LED taillights connected by a horizontal light bar grace the rear end. Dimensions-wise, it is 4,660m long, 1,865mm wide, and has a wheelbase of 2,690mm.
In India, the Lexus NX will pack a 2.5-liter petrol engine, two electric motors, a CVT gearbox, and an all-wheel-drive system. The powertrain will put out 237hp/250Nm. The car will sprint from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds.
The Lexus NX has 8-way powered and heated front seats, a revised center console, 64-color ambient lighting, a 10-speaker sound system, a panoramic sunroof, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It packs a 10.0-inch head-up display, a 7.0-inch multi-information driver's display, and a 14.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for voice commands. Eight airbags, auto emergency braking, and lane departure warning ensure the passengers' safety.
In India, the 2022 Lexus NX is tipped to carry a starting price-figure of around Rs. 60 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will be up for grabs in three variants here, namely Exquisite, Luxury, and F-Sport.