Looks like: 2021 NX with updated front and rear
Competes with: Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, Volvo XC60, Audi Q5
Powertrains: 203-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine (NX 250); 275-hp, 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine (NX 350); 239-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid (NX 350h); 302-hp, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder plug-in hybrid (NX 450h Plus); eight-speed transmission; front- or all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Late 2021
While America’s obsession with SUVs may be killing the sedan, it is also encouraging automakers to throw their blood, sweat and tears (and cash) into making their family-friendly vehicles better. For the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX compact SUV, ”better” means smarter and more electrified. The NX arrives with a new multimedia system, more power for its gas model and a first-ever NX plug-in hybrid model. Here’s what to expect from the upcoming 2022 NX.
The Devil Is in the Exterior Details
Lexus didn’t take drastic measures with the exterior styling of the 2022 NX, instead choosing to focus on the significant updates in the cockpit and under the hood. To freshen up its compact SUV, the automaker took a chisel to the front and rear. A new spindle grille design is constructed from U-shaped blocks for a 3D appearance, while optional three-projector headlamps and L-shaped daytime running lights create the updated lighting signature.
The rear of the NX trades the familiar L badge for a new Lexus logo that takes a prominent position on the liftgate. The rear lighting consists of a full-width blade lamp borrowed from the UX SUV and IS sedan along with a separated L-shaped lamp on the rear fender.