The famous luxury brand presented an updated version of this compact crossover recently, so we have no doubt that the 2019 Lexus NX will continue in the same way. This crossover is one of the best-selling models from Lexus and we are pretty sure that the new version will have even better numbers.
The original version of this luxury compact crossover came in 2014. For these four years of production, it quickly became an important player on the market. Now, we are about to see an updated version, which will come as the 2018 year model.
The company prepared plenty of changes for this occasion. It is a classic mid-cycle update, which includes various kinds of changes. However, most of them are in terms of styling, just like it was expected. So, if we consider all these modifications, it is pretty much for sure that 2019 NX will come unchanged.
2019 Lexus NX redesign
The 2019 Lexus NX will come with the pretty much same design as the new 2018 year model. It is basically the same model that came in 2014. It rides on a New MC platform, which underprints pretty much all compact and mid-size models from Toyota and Lexus. This particular model has most in common with RAV4, although it comes with much more refinement. The biggest change that came with this mid-cycle refresh is new styling. This luxury crossover now gets a completely new front end. The new front end follows the brand’s latest design language. So, you will see a new spindle grille, new narrower headlights, new bumper with massive air intakes and many other modifications.
The 2019 Lexus NX will follow all these changes and it will also feature pretty much the same interior design, which includes new trims, new touchscreen, and several other new technology features.
2019 Lexus NX features
One of the great things about this crossover is a full load of equipment. The list of standard features is pretty amazing, and 2019 Lexus NX could come with some improvements. As we already mentioned, new 2018 model gets a larger 10.3-inch touchscreen, new trim, and many other things. The Lexus Safety System + is now standard on all models. This system includes features like emergency braking, radar cruise control, lane departure warnings, and automatic high beams. There are many other hi-tech features that come in this crossover. You can count on things like dual-zone climate control, premium audio system, smartphone integration, Bluetooth, USB ports etc. In terms of safety, this model comes with plenty of notable features. There are things like pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert, lane departure alert, rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring etc.
2019 Lexus NX engines
There are various powertrain options for this crossover and 2019 Lexus NX will continue in the same way. The base model comes with a 2.0-liter Turbo inline-four gasoline engine, which is good for about 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
There is also a hybrid powertrain in the offer. This model combines 2.5-liter engine with an electric motor and features the max power of 195 horses. It is pretty much the same system as in Toyota Camry and it also comes with a CVT transmission.
For some other markets such as Russia, there is a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter gasoline engine. It makes a total output of 150 horses and also comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Lexus NX release date and price
The 2019 Lexus NX definitely will not come before late 2018. It will come without bigger changes, so we don’t expect bigger changes in price. The current model goes around 36.000 dollars in the base variant, while models with a full load of equipment go around 41.000 dollars.
When it comes to the competition, main rivals will be models like BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, but there are also models like Infiniti QX30, Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque etc.