2022 Lexus NX 350h launched in India, prices start from Rs 64.90 lakh
Lexus India has today launched the Lexus NX 350h in the country. The mid-sized hybrid luxury SUV is priced starting from Rs 64.90 lakh. Bookings for the NX 350h began in January this year with deliveries set to begin now.
2022 Lexus NX 350h exterior, dimensions
The second-generation Lexus NX is now based on the Lexus New Global Architecture - K, which makes it related to the Toyota RAV4. The new Lexus SUV is 20mm longer, 20mm wider and 5mm taller as a result of this. More notably, the new architecture has brought with it a 50mm increase in wheelbase while front and rear tracks have grown by 35mm and 55mm respectively.
The second-generation Lexus NX also moves to Lexus' latest design theme. So the spindle grille has grown larger and more upright while the sharp cuts and creases around this are now more prominent. The earlier split headlamp look has now been replaced with a wider light cluster. The bodywork is also more aggressive now with its more prominent shapes and bulges replacing the sharper creases from earlier. The rear sees the most distinct changes from earlier, with the more prominent haunches and the new lighting arrangement with the L-Shaped LED taillamps and the full-width LED lightbar. The rear also sees the introduction of Lexus lettering in place of the logo.
2022 Lexus NX 350h interior, features, safety
The interiors of the Lexus NX 350h have been fully redesigned to be more intuitive, says Lexus. There is a sharply styled centre console housing a new 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a bank of capacitive and physical switches. There is also a HUD display that depicts the capacitive touch switches on the new steering wheel. Other feature highlights are the 64 colour ambient lighting, the 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, sunroof, heated and cooled seats and a unique push-button door latch system. Rear seat space has improved from earlier while there is a power-folding seatback.
The Lexus NX 350h also debuts the Lexus Safety System Plus suite of driver assistance systems. This includes a pre-collision alert system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, cross-traffic alert and auto high-beam.
2022 Lexus NX 350h engine, specifications
The NX 350h now moves to a more powerful hybrid powertrain. This motor pairs a 192PS 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol motor with a pair of electric motors to offer a combined 244PS output. This is 24 per cent more than the previous NX 300h and allows for a 0 to 100 kmph time of 7.7s, being paired with a six-step e-CVT gearbox.
2022 Lexus NX 350h price, rivals
The 2022 Lexus NX 350h is available in three variants. The base Exquisite variant costs Rs 64.90 lakh, which goes up to Rs 69.50 lakh for the Luxury trim while the top-spec F Sport costs Rs 71.60 lakh. Being a CBU and a hybrid means that the NX is priced higher than its natural rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC, but undercutting the Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan.
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