This is the year for a completely new NX, the Lexus’ compact crossover. The new generation comes with a full load of novelties, to compete with rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 etc. For this redesign, the Japanese carmaker has prepared a full pack of novelties, starting from the new platform. Also, there are two new powertrain options, along with one well0familiar unit. Of course, there is a new styling, along with a completely new interior design. The new model is coming this fall, as the 2022 Lexus NX.
One of the biggest novelties about the new NX is that it now rides on the TNGA platform, which will provide much better driving characteristics compared to the outgoing model. Also, we can see a completely new cabin, which looks far better than before. Among many novelties, we can notice new infotainment screens, digital instrument clusters etc.
The 2022 Lexus NX release date is expected to be scheduled for this fall.
2022 Lexus NX Redesign
This redesign is about to bring a lot of important novelties. The first thing you’re about to notice is a new styling. Compared to the previous generation, changes are rather subtle. The new styling is the evolution of the brand’s well-known design language, which is characterized by the famous spindle grille, which now receives a completely new iteration. You can notice the new 3D pattern, while headlights also come with a new, narrower shape and sharper lines.
The rest of the vehicle doesn’t bring any significant surprises. The overall shape is pretty similar to the previous generation, though the lines are sharper and look more aggressive. Also, you can notice pretty impressive 20-inch wheels, as well as a lot of chrome details around the car, which make everything feel even more upscale.
Besides, the new styling, the 2022 Lexus NX also comes with significant changes under the skin. The new NX finally switches to the new TNGA platform, which brings significant improvements in terms of ride quality. The center of gravity is much lower, which has a highly positive impact on steering, handling and overall driving experience.
Big novelties are coming on the inside as well. The 2022 Lexus NX interior features a completely new layout and the first thing you’ll notice is that the new dashboard looks more attractive than before. The center stack is probably the most prominent part of the dash, characterized by a massive touchscreen. Base models come with a 9.8-inch unit, while higher trim levels will be available with a massive 14-inch infotainment screen.
We also like the fact that everything is slightly oriented to the driver, while the digital instrument cluster is also on the list of standard equipment. The dashboard looks modern and utilizes lots of high-quality materials. As usual, the overall build quality is impressive.
When it comes to the interior space, things are pretty similar to the previous generation. This means two rows of seats, both capable of accommodating adults with ease. The cargo area should offer respectable numbers as well.
2022 Lexus NX Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we are about to see a couple of new versions in the offer. However, base models will continue with a familiar 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four, which puts out around 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with an 8-s[eed automatic transmission, which sends power to either front or all wheels.
When it comes to novelties, the biggest one is the new 2.4-liter turbo-four, which replaces the 2.0-liter unit. It is way more powerful, as the max output goes up to 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. Obviously, it makes the new NX way quicker than before. This engine will also use 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Finally, there is an upgraded hybrid version. The system is similar to the previous generation but comes with more power. The total output goes up to 239 horsepower, while the company also claims better fuel economy, which should go around 36 miles per gallon in a combined ride. Of course, this model will continue to use a well-known CVT gearbox.
2022 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
The 2022 Lexus NX will hit the market this fall but we are still waiting to hear the exact launch date from the officials. When it comes to the price, base versions should go around 39.000 dollars.