Although many reports were suggesting a 2020 Lexus NX redesign, the compact crossover will stick to the company’s usual production cycle. Therefore, we won’t see the new model next year. On the other side, the upcoming version will be a typical carryover. It will continue with the same design, based on the previous-generation RAV4. Therefore, you may count on a couple of drawbacks that are typical for Toyota’s vehicles that are based on the New MC platform. This particularly refers to handling and driving dynamics. Still, the 2020 Lexus NX will definitely have a lot of things to offer, starting from an upscale cabin. attractive design, a long list of standard equipment, etc.
The best we could see for the next year are updates in terms of a couple of new standard features and color options. Other than that, things are about to remain pretty much unchanged. Therefore, don’t expect to see it any earlier than late in the year.
2020 Lexus NX Design
The upcoming model definitely won’t change too much in terms of base design characteristics. We are about to see a familiar design, based on the company’s previous-generation New MC platform. Therefore, those who prefer a sportier ride probably won’t consider this crossover. On the other side, the ride is smooth and pretty convenient and if that’s your type of drive, the NX is the crossover for you. Still, even those performance-oriented drivers can opt for the 2020 Lexus NX F Sport, which comes with a new suspension and a few more upgrades that significantly improve handling and performances.
In terms of the styling and exterior design, don’t count on any bigger change than a couple of new color options. The new model will stick to the brand’s familiar design language and carry on with the recognizable spindle grille layout.
The same story on the inside. We are about to see the same cabin layout, which looks very attractive and features a lot of quality. Typically for Lexus, hi-quality materials are all around the cabin. The dashboard looks pretty classic but definitely is very attractive. Also, the thing we like about this crossover is that front seats are very generous in terms of legroom and overall comfort. Finding a perfect driving position is easy, while ergonomic are great as well. The second row is also spacious, though there are some rivals with more legroom in the back.
Typically for the class, it can accommodate five people, but four seems like a perfect number. Finally, there is the cargo area. It’s not the biggest in the class, but you can count on a decent volume. There are 18 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, while the overall capacity goes up to 54 cubic feet.
2020 Lexus NX Engines
The 2020 Lexus NX changes won’t come under the hood either. Count on a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 235 horsepower and comes paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. Such combination ensures a pretty smooth ride. The acceleration is good, but definitely not the best in class. Also, a strong point of this crossover is above average fuel economy. You can count on about 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Of course, you can also get 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid. This one is good for about 195 horsepower, but you get pretty amazing fuel economy in return, which goes around 33 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. These are definitely some of the best numbers you will find in the class.
When it comes to standard equipment, there is a chance to see a couple of novelties for the next year. Still, the core will remain the same. So, base models will come with standard features like an 8-inch screen with Lexus’ Remote Touch Control, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, a USB port, an eight-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio etc. Of course, there is more in higher trims. You can get features like 10.3-inch screen, moonroof, navigation, 10-speaker audio system etc.
The aspect where the NX really shines is safety. Typically for Toyota, the list of standard safety features is pretty long. You can count on things like a rearview camera, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams etc. Also, there are optional features like birds-eye-view camera system, parking sensors with automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and more.
When will 2020 Lexus NX come out?
Expect to see 2020 Lexus NX release date scheduled for a typical time of year, sometimes late. On the other side, the Lexus NX next generation is about to come in a year or two. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 36.500, while hybrid starts at around 38.500 dollars.