The popular compact crossover will probably go through a complete redesign in the next year and come as 2020 Lexus NX. This small luxury crossover has been around since 2014. Considering recent changes in the lineup of Japanese manufacturer, such quick redesign is not a surprise.
This crossover is based on the bestseller Rav4, which has been redesigned recently. The new 2020 NX will go in the same way. Among numerous novelties, we are about to see a completely new styling and interior design. Of course, expect to see a lot of mechanical changes as well. There is a new TNGA platform, which will underprint the new crossover. It will bring improvements in many ways, including better driving experience. Finally, expect to see a new hybrid powertrain. All in all, a lot of interesting things is about to come.
2020 Lexus NX Redesign
This redesign is about to bring a lot of significant improvements, according to the latest reports. One of the most important novelties for the 2020 Lexus NX will be a new TNGA platform. This architecture has been released a few years ago and it is designed for small and mid-size cars. Among other models, it underprints company’s bestsellers like Camry, Corolla, Rav4, Prius etc. Compared to the previous generation, the 2020 Lexus NX will come better in many aspects. First of all, there is a massive weight saving. Also, new chassis provides significant improvement in terms of driving dynamics. This model will feature far better handling and it will be much better in corners.
2020 Lexus NX Styling and Interior Design
Besides mechanical upgrades, the 2020 Lexus NX will come with a completely new styling. We expect to see application of the brand’s newest design language. The current model has some of the elements of the Lexus’ new styling philosophy, but we expect to see a full application of the recognizable spindle grille and narrow headlights. After all, the new shape will bring a little bit sleeker profile.
On the other side, overall dimensions shouldn’t be changed a lot. Still, it should come with a better use of space, which will eventually provide more legroom on the inside. Speaking of the interior design, expect to see new dashboard layout, as well as new, higher-quality materials. Of course, new tech features should come as well. Even the current-generation model is among the best-equipped models in the class, so things will become even better.
2020 Lexus NX Engines
Though we are still waiting for some official confirmation, the 2020 Lexus NX will most likely continue with a familiar gasoline engine. It is a 2.0-liter inline-turbo, which delivers around 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For this redesign, we could eventually see a few tweaks that will provide more power. Even in the current generation, this model provides great performances. For example, 0-60 time goes around 7 seconds. The new model could only be better than this.
Also, expect to see a hybrid powertrain in the offer again. We are pretty sure that the new 2020 Lexus NX will use the same hybrid system as a new Camry, which comes with a combination of a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor, for a total output of 208 horsepower. The new system should provide excellent fuel economy, with numbers close to 50 mpg in a combined drive. Finally, expect to see a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Lexus NX should come sometime in the second half of the next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in the price compared to the current model, which goes in a range between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.