The new 2017 Lexus NX made its debut at the Beijing Auto Show last year. The car has managed to establish itself as one of the most appealing models in the class. It is expected to receive a revised list of standard amenities and upscale technologies. It’s main competitors when it hit the market will be: 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC.
2017 Lexus NX – Modified Design:
The new crossover by Lexus boasts a unique and powerful appearance. The front fascia will house the Lexus spindle grill with the company’s trademark. Seen from the sides, the vehicle will feature a less pronounced profile, that will end with a sharply angled tailback. Other elements that will feature will be the newly made LED powered daytime running lights, which will be placed directly beneath the headlights and will add a cool look to the car. The dashboard will be redesigned in order to look sportier and will come furnished with lots of high-quality surfaces. On the back side, the car will also feature 3D sculpted tail lights, in order to make the car look more powerful and aggressive. In addition, the back side will also be equipped with a large diffuser and two exhaust pipes. In addition, the upcoming model will ride on 17” alloy wheels.
The cabin of 2017 Lexus NX will be luxurious, spacious and sporty and will have the capacity to accommodate up to five adult passengers. It will feature a number of high-end materials and will also be equipped with a number of soft-touch surfaces and metallic trims. The comfortable seats and the steering wheel will be covered with leather of the finest quality while the dashboard will be equipped with some soft touch surfaces, that will include metallic and black piano trims. Some other great features of the new 2017 Lexus NX will include an automatic climate control, powered door locks, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming mirror, a cargo cover, as well as a satellite and HD radio, a 7-inch display screen, smartphone app integration, an 8 speaker sound system, as well as a navigation system. There will be also a variety of connection options for the passengers, such as USB ports, Bluetooth, wi-fi, as well as a great infotainment system and a nice 6.1-inch touchscreen. In addition, for safety purposes, the car will also have automatic airbags, strong seat belts, a rearview camera and parking sensors among many others.
2017 Lexus NX – Power Expectations:
Like its predecessor, the upcoming 2017 Lexus NX will be offered in the market with two different powertrains. The first one will be a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, that will be able to generate 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of maximum torque. The second one will be a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder unit, that will be able to produce 154 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. Its fuel economy will be at 22 mpg in city drive and 27 mpg on highways. The accelerated time for a model with 2.0 engine will be from 0 – 60 mph in 6,9 sec, with a top speed of 124 mph.
2017 Lexus NX – Release Date and Price Range:
The new 2017 Lexus NX is expected to be released in the automotive market by the end of 2016. Its starting price will be around $36,000.