The all-new Lexus NX has been revealed, with the Japanese luxury car manufacturer’s midsize crossover ushering in the next generation of Lexus. Based on Lexus’ development concept of “Vital x Tech Gear”, the second-generation NX line-up, Lexus says, “will better meet the diversifying needs and lifestyles of customers the world over” and “promote the realisation of a carbon-neutral society”.

Lexus NX
Elongated light bar dominates the rear end.

The new NX’s front end is dominated by Lexus’ signature U-shaped spindle grille, which is flanked by sharply designed LED headlamps. The rear end is distinguished by an elongated light bar located between the L-shaped LED taillamps.

Lexus NX
The all-new Lexus NX is scheduled to arrive in SA early in 2022.

The new-generation NX is the first Lexus to fully incorporate the Tazuna Concept. According to Lexus, the interior’s human-centred approach enables a more seamless and intuitive connection between the driver and the car. Inside, the NX features a high-resolution 14-inch touch display and 10-speaker sound system. Safety is taken care of with the next-generation Lexus Safety System+.

Lexus NX
14-inch infotainment screen features Apple CarPlay.

The new version of Lexus’ luxury compact crossover is available with the option of four powertrains: a 2,5-litre normally aspirated inline-four petrol, a 2,4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, a hybrid (HEV) and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The latter is, however, not on the cards for South Africa. HEV and 2,5-litre models are available with the option of front- or all-wheel drive, while the PHEV and 2,4-litre variants exclusively feature all-wheel drive. According to Lexus, the new NX offers improved linear response and, in order to establish a unique driving experience, improved driving control and aerodynamics.