Carmaker’s smallest premium crossover, the 2020 Lexus NX is one of the most popular models. Not only in the Lexus’ lineup but generally in the compact crossover segment. It seems like the automotive giant found a winning formula in terms of design and performance. Knowing that the new NX model will undergo minor upgrades only.
The 2020 Lexus NX will share a platform with the Toyota RAV4 and it will feature a similar bold design. However, this crossover is very unique and stylish. The exterior design looks very modern and luxurious. Interior sports plenty of luxury and comfort is great. Optional amenities will surely provide a real premium feel from the inside. And while there are more affordable models in the segment, none of them is offering a hybrid drivetrain.
2020 Lexus NX Looks Sporty And Aggressive
The exterior of the all-new 2020 Lexus NX will get slight refreshments. The styling looks both sporty and aggressive and Lexus will try to boost that appearance even more. Both headlights and taillights are now offering more details and are sharper.
Tapered bumpers are making NX crossover to look like an SUV. On the other hand, dimensions are so small that you could easily think the NX is actually a hatchback. It is one of the most stylish models in the segment, no doubt about it.
2020 Lexus NX Interior Features
From the inside, the 2020 Lexus NX is really modern and comfortable. Just like the exterior, the interior also looks sharp and kind of edgy. Lexus installed more upscale materials inside the cabin, however, leather upholstery is still optional. Contrast stitching looks perfect and the dash holds more soft-touch surfaces. Generally, the interior of the 2020 NX looks attractive and sophisticated. We can’t say the interior room is ample, but this is a compact crossover, so don’t expect generous space.
On the other hand, other compact crossovers in the segment are still offering better headroom and legroom. The 2020 model will sport a couple of minor upgrades. There is a new touch-pad that responds better and is more intuitive than its predecessor. The telescoping steering wheel is standard now and visibility is slightly improved.
2020 Lexus NX Powertrain Specs
The forthcoming 2020 Lexus NX comes with two drivetrain options. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder remains standard engine choice and it produces 240 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. While it looks like plenty of power, some rivals are offering even more powerful engines. Whatsoever, small crossover sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
This result is slightly above average for the segment. On the other hand, the 2020 NX is offering a hybrid drivetrain, something that the competitors can’t brag about. Hybrid model combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit with the electric motor and the battery pack. Total output is rated at 195 horsepower and the all-wheel-drive configuration will be standard. Also, NX Hybrid is offering a standard CVT gearbox.
2020 Lexus NX Price And Release Date
The price of the arriving 2020 Lexus NX starts at $38,000. It is a small price increase, nothing significant. NX Hybrid will cost $43,000 and the compact crossover will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2019.