Lexus NX

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Lexus NX (AZ10)
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2015 Lexus NX 200t (AGZ10, pre-facelift)
Overview
ManufacturerLexus (Toyota)
ProductionAugust 2014 – present
Model years2015–present
Assembly
DesignerNobuyuki Tomatsu (2012)[4][5][6]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
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
  • 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
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)

The Lexus NX (Japanese: レクサス・NX, Rekusasu NX) is a compact luxury crossover SUV sold by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota. It was introduced in late 2014 as an all-new, entry-level crossover model in Lexus' lineup, slotted below the mid-size RX crossover. The name "NX" stands for "Nimble Crossover".[7]

First generation (AZ10; 2014)[edit]

Overview[edit]

The 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] Lexus NX variants sold in the United States feature slightly altered fascias, which facilitate higher departure angles.[10] US sales began in November 2014.[11] Production commenced on 8 August 2014 at the Miyata plant in Miyawaka, Fukuoka.[1][12]

Powertrain[edit]

The Lexus NX is available with various powertrains. In the US, it comes in NX 200t (renamed NX 300 starting with 2018) and NX 300h trims:

The Lexus NX 200t/300 features the newly developed 8AR-FTS 2.0L turbocharged inline four cylinder direct injection engine that can run on both Otto and Atkinson cycles. The 8AR-FTS engine has Lexus’ ESTEC D-4ST (Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion Direct injection 4-stroke with Turbo) 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) at 4,800-5,600 rpm and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,650-4,000 rpm. The NX is the first Lexus vehicle to feature a turbocharged gasoline engine in the US market and many other markets around the globe.

The Lexus NX 300h hybrid comes powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four 2AR-FXE engine mated to an electric motor and CVT that puts out a combined 145 kW (194 hp) and is shared with the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

In addition, a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine producing 112 kW (150 hp) will be available in Russian markets.[13]

Equipment[edit]

The Lexus NX is liberally equipped. Notable features include:

Gallery[edit]

Sales[edit]

In its first full year of sales the NX sold over 43,000 units in the USA. 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.[14] Its success was also strong in Russia, where in its first full year of sales it was the best selling luxury vehicle.[15]

Calendar year US sales (hybrid) Europe sales (hybrid)
2014 2,927[16] (354)[17]
2015 43,764[16] (2,573)[18] 28,417 (17,278)[14]
2016 54,884[19] (2,842)[20]
2017 59,341[21] (3,323)[22] 27,789 (19,747)[citation needed]
2018 62,079 (9,062)[22]
2019 58,715 (9,638)[23]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Thakkar, Ketan (31 January 2020). "Lexus begins assembly in India, prices likely to dip". The Economic Times. India. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
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  8. ^ "LEXUS TO REVEAL THE NEW NX MID-SIZE CROSSOVER AT BEIJING MOTOR SHOW". Toyota Europe. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  9. ^ "NX chief on re-engineering the RAV4 for luxury". AutoNews.
  10. ^ "Do You Know Why US-Bound Lexus NX Has a Different Snout than International Version?". CarScoops.
  11. ^ Sharifi, Jim (22 October 2014). "All-new 2015 Lexus NX Priced from $35,405". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Lexus NX Starts Production on a High Note" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Lexus NX crossover will cost from 1 448 000 rubles". Wroom.ru. Wroom.ru. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Toyota Motor Europe (TME) sold 874,000 vehicles in 2015 with record 209,000 hybrid sales". Europe: Toyota. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Russia best selling cars ranking with the top 100 models in the 2015". Focus2Move. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  16. ^ a b Cain, Timothy. "Lexus NX Sales Figures". GoodCarBadCar. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  17. ^ Cobb, Jeff (6 January 2015). "December 2014 Dashboard". Hybrid Cars. US. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  18. ^ Cobb, Jeff (6 January 2016). "December 2015 Dashboard". Hybrid Cars. US. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  19. ^ "December 2016 Sales Chart" (Press release). US: Toyota. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  20. ^ Cobb, Jeff (5 January 2017). "December 2016 Dashboard". Hybrid Cars. US. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  21. ^ "December 2017 Sales Chart" (Press release). US: Toyota. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  22. ^ a b "December 2018 Sales Chart" (Press release). US: Toyota. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2019, Year-End Sales" (Press release). USA: Lexus. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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