Lexus recently revealed that it would redesign its whole line of SUVs by the year 2023. Moreover, we just got the information that the first one on the list of models should be a 2022 Lexus NX. As the latest RAV4, Lexus NX would sit on the same new TNGA platform.
However, the sad news is that it will be offered with the same two powertrains as the predecessor. That means it would use either a 2.0-liter turbo powertrain making 235 hp or a 2.5-liter hybrid rated at 194 hp. According to the many websites, this SUV will be introduced next year as the 2022YM.
2022 Lexus NX Exterior
The exterior design of the 2022 Lexus NX will not drastically differ from the current one. This model is known for its “spindle grille,” which will be more attractive. There is something positive, though, while many manufacturers copy Audi, no one can copy Lexus. Lexus’s design is unique and is not attractive just because of its grille. This model also comes with beautiful shaped LED headlights and sculpted 3-dimensional taillights.
The 2021 NX 300h Black Special Edition is available as well, and this version has its own cosmetic additions. It includes stylish 18-inch alloy wheels and plenty of black accents.
Inside, the new 2022 Lexus NX will feature the same layout as the predecessor. Generally, there is no need for some drastic changes, consider that the current model includes classy materials and the latest techs. Comfort is excellent, and NX offers cargo space behind the rear seats of 17.7 feet. Basically, folding them down, it opens 54.6 cubic feet. The hybrid variant reduces those numbers to 16.8/53.7 cubic feet.
This is a part where Lexus models are popular. The regular NX features plenty of standard equipment. It includes dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-inch infotainment system, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry/ignition, and advanced safety features in the Lexus Safety System 2.0+ array. It also comes standard with Amazon Alexa compatibility, Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
2022 Lexus NX Powertrain Specs
The new 2022 Lexus NX will be a carryover model. That means it will be offered with the same two engines that we saw under the current SUV. This model uses a 2.0-liter turbo engine that develops 235 hp.
Thanks to this engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, this SUV provides excellent efficiency in the city/highway of 22/28 mpg.
As we mentioned, the highlight of the offer is definitively a hybrid model. Like before, the manufacturer uses the same 2.5-liter hybrid system that produces 208 hp. The front electric motor produces 141 horses, while the rear one delivers 67 hp.
However, unlike the first model, the hybrid version comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an all-wheel-drive system. The hybrid model is also a more fuel economy and is EPA-rated city/highway 33/30 mpg (AWD).
Release Date and Price
The new 2022 Lexus NX is coming, and it will bring more updates than before. This futuristic SUV is an ideal choice if you’re looking for an SUV that provides chiseled styling and a spacious interior.
Moreover, you don’t need to wait too long, because the new generation will be available next year to purchase with the starting price of $38,500.