Being one of its first in the Lexus line¬ up, the Lexus NX is an all new ballpark being the only compact crossover vehicle Lexus have produced from 2015,a gem in the line¬ up .It is categorised as a midsized RX crossover NX meaning ‘Nimble Crossover’ .The Lexus NX was well received with successful sales World¬ wide after its release in early 2014.

The Lexus NX shares small portions of its parts with the Toyota RAV4 especially the wheelbase and its structure. Suspension parts, some engines, styling, interior and designs are only unique to the Lexus NX. There are three powertrain which are designated NX 200t/300,NX 300h and NX 200.

The NX 200t/300 is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder direct injection engine and a six [6] speed automatic transmission which is economically reliable due to the Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion [ESTEC] direct injection 4¬ stroke with turbo [D¬4ST] fuel injection, separate twin injectors for both direct and port injection and direct cylinder injection.

This unique modification gives the Lexus NX 235 hp at 4,500¬ 5,600 rpm and 259 lb¬ tq at 1650¬ 4,000 rpm. The other NX 300h is powered with a 2.5 Litre engine which is mated onto an electric motor and CVT that delivers about 194 hp, with the NX 200 however, you get a four cylinder,2.0 Litre engine producing 150 hp available Worldwide.

The 2015 Lexus NX has a wheelbase of 105.9 inches, a length of 183.5 inches, width being 73.4 inches and a medium height of 65.0 inches making it 5.5 inches shorter than the midsize Lexus RX. The Lexus NXs’ cabin has a sporty and modern design fitted with posh materials that resembles an excellent feel. The front seats are very supportive and passengers get plenty of head rest and legroom in the back seats. Medium cargo space limits the weight the crossover carries but enough for medium loads at about 17.7 cubic feet of cargo space.


The Lexus NX seats five [5] with leatherette seating and power¬ adjustable front seats which are heated and ventilated with a heated steering wheel as well for cold weather driving. The leatherette upholstery are comfortable and also supportive while taking sharp corners.

Standard features of the Lexus NX include dual zone automatic control, proximity key locking and unlocking system, free mode iPhone integration, rear¬ view camera, eight¬ speaker audio system, USB port and Bluetooth,7¬inch display infotainment screen, satellite radio and HD radio. Other optional features include blind spot monitoring, a power moonroof, adaptive cruise control, apps like [ Bing, Yelp, Pandora Internet and more] navigation with Lexus’ Remote Touch controller and a 10¬speaker audio system.

The Lexus NX is a forgiving vehicle with low to medium fuel consumption depending on the type of NX it is, the standard NX consumes 7.9 L/100km both in the city and the highway. Carbon emissions are a low 183 g/km using petrol as its preferred fuel.