Lexus NX

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Lexus NX
2019 Lexus NX 300h Takumi CVT 2.5.jpg
2019 Lexus NX 300h Takumi (AYZ10, UK)
Overview
ManufacturerLexus (Toyota)
ProductionAugust 2014 – present
Model years2015–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout

The Lexus NX (Japanese: レクサス・NX, Hepburn: Rekusasu NX) is a compact luxury crossover SUV sold by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota. Introduced in late 2014, it is positioned between the subcompact UX and the mid-size RX. The NX was proven to be well-received, as it was a sales success. It was the best-selling Lexus model in Europe, and the best-selling luxury car in Russia.

According to Lexus, the name "NX" stands for "Nimble Crossover".[1]

First generation (AZ10; 2014)

First generation (AZ10)
Lexus NX 200t 2015 (front).jpg
2015 NX 200t (AGZ10, pre-facelift)
Overview
ProductionAugust 2014 – present
Model years2015–2021
Assembly
DesignerNobuyuki Tomatsu (2012)[4][5][6]
Body and chassis
PlatformToyota New MC platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor
  • 105 kW (141 hp; 143 PS) 2JM synchronous (NX 300h, front)
  • 50 kW (67 hp; 68 PS) 2FM synchronous (NX 300h, rear)
Power output
  • 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) (NX 200)
  • 175 kW (235 hp; 238 PS) (NX 200t/300)
  • 112 kW (150 hp; 152 PS) (NX 300h, gasoline engine only); 145 kW (194 hp; 197 PS) (NX 300h, combined system output)
Transmission
Hybrid drivetrainPower-split (NX 300h)
Battery6.5 Ah (1.6 kW·h) 244.8 V NiMH (NX 300h)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,660 mm (104.7 in)
Length4,640 mm (182.7 in)
Width1,845 mm (72.6 in)
Height1,645 mm (64.8 in)
Curb weight1,710–1,850 kg (3,770–4,079 lb)

Overview

The first-generation NX was revealed at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on 20 April 2014.[8] The NX shares a small portion of parts with the Toyota RAV4 primarily related to the structure and wheelbase, while the styling, suspension parts, some engines, interior, and level of luxury and craftsmanship are unique to the Lexus.[9] The NX variants sold in the United States feature slightly altered fascias, which facilitate higher departure angles, allowing it to be identified by the US EPA as an "off-road vehicle".[10][11] US sales began in November 2014.[12] Production commenced on 8 August 2014 at Toyota Motor Kyushu's Miyata plant.[13]

Powertrains

The first-generation NX is available in three powertrains; which are designated NX 200t/300, NX 300h, and NX 200.

The NX 200t/300 is powered by a 2.0-liter 8AR-FTS turbocharged four-cylinder direct injection engine that can run on both Otto and Atkinson cycles. This engine has Lexus’ Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion (ESTEC) direct injection 4-stroke with turbo (D-4ST) fuel injection. With separate twin injectors for both direct and port injection, ESTEC D-4ST could perform high-pressure direct injection into the cylinder and conventional intake port injection, or direct cylinder injection only, according to engine speed. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, this engine produces 175 kW (235 hp; 238 PS) at 4,800–5,600 rpm and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,650–4,000 rpm.

The NX 300h is powered by a 2.5-liter 2AR-FXE engine mated to an electric motor and CVT that puts out a combined power output of 145 kW (194 hp; 197 PS).

In addition, the NX 200 with a 2.0-liter 3ZR-FAE naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) is available in the Russian market.[7]

Gallery

Second generation (AZ20; 2021)

Second generation (AZ20)
2021 Lexus NX450h+ Premium AWD.jpg
2021 NX 450h+ Premium (AAZH26)
Overview
Production2021–present
Model years2022–present
Assembly
DesignerTsuneo Kanasugi
Body and chassis
PlatformTNGA: GA-K[14]
Related
Powertrain
Engine
  • Gasoline:
  • 1987 cc M20A-FKS I4 (NX 200, Taiwan; MAZA20)[15]
  • 2393 cc T24A-FTS turbo I4 (NX 350; TAZA25)
  • 2487 cc A25A-FKS I4 (NX 250; AAZA20/25)
  • Gasoline hybrid:
  • 2487 cc A25A-FXS I4 (NX 350h/400h+/450h+; AAZH20/25/26)
Electric motor
  • 134 kW (180 hp; 182 PS) 5NM synchronous (NX 350h/400h+/450h+, front)
  • 40 kW (54 hp; 54 PS) 4NM synchronous (NX 350h/400h+/450h+, rear)
Power output
  • 125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) (NX 200)
  • 148–152 kW (198–204 hp; 201–207 PS) (NX 250)
  • 205 kW (275 hp; 279 PS) (NX 350)
  • 140 kW (188 hp; 190 PS) (NX 350h, gasoline engine only); 179 kW (240 hp; 243 PS) (NX 350h, combined system output)
  • 136 kW (182 hp; 185 PS) (NX 450h+, gasoline engine only); 227 kW (304 hp; 309 PS) (NX 450h+, combined system output)
Transmission
Hybrid drivetrain
Battery
  • 1.6 kW·h Li-ion (NX 350h)
  • 18.1 kW·h Li-ion (NX 400h+/450h+)
Electric range88 km (55 mi) (NX 450h+, WLTC)[16]
Plug-in charging1.5 kW AC (NX 450h+)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length4,660 mm (183.5 in)
Width1,865 mm (73.4 in)
Height1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Curb weight1,620–2,010 kg (3,571–4,431 lb)

The second-generation NX was revealed on 11 June 2021. Four trims were introduced, consisting of two gasoline trims and two hybrid trims – the NX 250, NX 350, NX 350h and NX 450h+. Most of the powertrains are shared with the XA50 series Toyota RAV4. The 2.4-liter T24A-FTS turbocharged four-cylinder engine was introduced for the NX 350, producing 205 kW (275 hp; 279 PS) and 430 N⋅m (317 lb⋅ft) of torque. The NX 450h+ was also introduced as the first plug-in hybrid vehicle in Lexus' lineup and shares the same powertrain as the RAV4 PHV.[17]

Gallery

Sales

In its first full year of sales the NX sold over 43,000 units in the US. It was also successful in Europe where it sold over 28,000 in its first full year of sales, of which more than 17,000 were hybrids. This made it Lexus's best selling model in Europe.[18] Its success was also strong in Russia, where in its first full year of sales it was the best selling luxury vehicle.[19]

Calendar year US sales (hybrid) Europe sales (hybrid)
2014 2,927[20] (354)[21]
2015 43,764[20] (2,573)[22] 28,417 (17,278)[18]
2016 54,884[23] (2,842)[24]
2017 59,341[25] (3,323)[26] 27,789 (19,747)[citation needed]
2018 62,079 (9,062)[26]
2019 58,715 (9,638)[27]

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