The 2019 Lexus NX, or the ‘Nimble Crossover’, is an entry-level SUV. Compact vehicle is taking the position below the mid-size RX lineup. However, it is not less interesting or less elegant. In the matter of reality, it could be more attractive, thanks to its better price and nimble handling. Purchasers with a smaller sized budget will also appreciate its fuel economy.
Changes for the 2019 Lexus NX consist of exterior and interior updates. The crossover is not getting a new shape considering that it is still fresh and purchasers accept it very well. Also, the company will pay more attention to the upcoming Lexus UX lineup of smaller sized crossovers. As its brother or sister, the NX is going to appear in the United States. However, we are unsure yet if UX comes as a hybrid, while NX is preparing a plug-in version.
2019 Lexus NX Petrol Engine Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2019 Lexus NX will be the exact same drivetrain as previously. Changes don’t include replacement of the engine. So, it is a 2.0-liter four-pot system with a turbocharger. It is mated to a CVT automated transmission. The NX 300, which is the full name of the petrol unit, is capable to deliver 235 hp. Also, the crossover includes 260 pound-feet of twisting power. Estimated fuel economy for next season is about 26 mpg integrated for front-wheel drive model, and 1 mpg less for optional AWD crossover.
Lexus NX 300h Hybrid Engine
The hybrid variation integrates a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can make 154 hp alone, with an electrical motor. One battery is on the front axle, while the second electric motor is on rear wheels. It is less powerful, but the total system is making almost 200 horses. It also adds 150 lb-ft of torque and better fuel economy. Compared with a standard gasoline engine, the hybrid can return 33 mpg in the metropolitan trip. Likewise, 2019 Lexus NX plug-in is available with all-wheel drive just and can use regular fuel. The NX 300 is delivering pointed out outputs only with premium fuel.
2019 Lexus NX Facelift
The 2019 Lexus NX will bring the first facelift of the compact crossover. In couple of years we can expect complete redesign and a new generation. Until then, fans have to be happy with updates of the existing SUV. However, Lexus will make its item fresh and interesting, so we can expect a further boost of sales.
Exterior dimensions of the 2019 Lexus NX will stay the same as before. But, the carmaker is going to use more lightweight materials for body parts. It will cause weight drop and other enhancements, such as better dexterity. Aesthetically, only cosmetic changes will come with a new model. A just hybrid variant could get some special details so we can easily recognize it on streets.
As always, the premium interior is getting genuine materials for seats and upholstery. Distinct stitching and details are making 2019 Lexus NX so glamorous. On the other hand, infotainment system was not so excellent and Toyota’s branch has to work a lot to enhance it. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would be great additions. Navigation is optional for both petrol and hybrid versions.
2019 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
Premium crossover, although compact, costs too much. The 2019 Lexus NX will start from $38,000. For instance, Infiniti Q30 is beginning with $32,000. On the other hand, compact Volvo XC60 is above $40,000. The 2019 Lexus NX is not coming whenever soon. In next 6 months, we won’t see it since the company is offering a benefit to other SUVs. However, by the end of 2018, we will see NX crossover, while the sale begins next year. Both hybrid and petrol engines will come at the very same time.