The forthcoming 2021 Lexus NX is a luxury SUV that will arrive next year. This compact crossover was redesigned last year, and we can expect further updates. The manufacturer last year added more features and made this model very competitive. Thanks to the new Lexus Safety System 2.0+ that comes as a part of standard equipment, the NX model is rated very high.
The new system now offers even more safety than before, and it includes pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and assists, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and high auto beams. Like before, the NX models will continue to share a platform with the Toyota RAV4. Under the hood, a well-known 2.0-liter turbocharged power this SUV. Also, 2021 NX 300h will be available, and this version comes with a hybrid powertrain that provides excellent efficiency.
2021 Lexus NX Design
The new generation 2021 Lexus NX will be refreshed. This compact crossover continues to share the same platform and most of the cues with the Toyota RAV4. However, the next-gen Toyota RAV 4 is riding on the new platform, and it provides a more attractive look than on the old platform.
The new 2021 Lexus NX is a compact crossover that looks stylish and futuristic outside. The front of this SUV is recognized thanks to the spindle grille and attractively shaped LED headlights. Also, the side profile reveals the new 17-inch alloy wheels. However, choosing the upper trims, customers will get 18-inch alloy wheels.
On the back, the most attraction will take sculpted 3-dimensional taillights and the new bumper. F-Sport model is also available, and this version will get a more attractive look and better suspension system.
Interior Amenities and Comfort
The interior of 2021 Lexus NX will remains modern and stylish. However, Lexus will update it with some better materials, and it will add more soft-touch surfaces. Comfort is excellent, thanks to the smart use of upscale materials. Seats are supportive, and the front row is offering more support than the second one. However, the headroom behind is still a problem for adults but is ideal for smaller occupants.
The NX 300 is the SUV that offers plenty of standard equipment. Some of the features are dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry/ignition, satellite radio, and new Lexus Safety System 2.0+ package. Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also standard.
2021 Lexus NX Powertrain
There will be two variants of an engine under the hood of the new 2021 Lexus NX. The base model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain that produces up to 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. At this moment, there is no available fuel rating of the new model, but we can expect slightly better consumption than on the current one. The fuel economy on the current model is 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h model will be available as well. The hybrid variant besides a more better look will also provide exceptional performance. It comes with a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that is paired with two electric motors. The front electric motor makes 141 horsepower, while rear one delivers 67 horsepower. This combination delivers a total output of 194 horsepower.
On top of that, the hybrid employs a fuel-saving CVT (continuously variable transmission), and it provides an excellent economy of 33/30 mpg (AWD).
2021 Lexus NX Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2021 Lexus NX will offer a great design and more features than the current one. Also, even the hybrid model is available with an astonishing fuel rating. The starting price of a standard model will be around $38,000.
However, the NX 300h version is slightly over $40,000. In the same price range are models like Acura RDX, and the Volvo XC60. The new Lexus NX will be available on the market in the second half of 2020.