2022 Lexus NX: Here’s What We Know So Far

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2022 Lexus NX front

The new generation 2022 Lexus NX is coming, and we can expect it to arrive sometime next year. Given that the latest Toyota RAV4 sits on the new automaker’s TNGA platform, it’s likely that the next-gen NX will also follow that.

Unfortunately, spy shots of this model, as well as specs and pricing, are not yet available. However, we collected some important information, and one of them is that Lexus NX will continue to be offered with either a 2-liter turbo powertrain making 235 hp or a 2.5-liter hybrid rated at 194 hp.

2022 Lexus NX Exterior Refrehments

Outside, expect the upcoming 2022 Lexus NX to feature more attractive styling than the outgoing model. Basically, from the information that we got, the forthcoming SUV will probably get some significant changes. That means we can expect utterly different styling that we saw earlier. The Lexus spindle grille will be for sure revised, and the manufacturer will add LED headlights and sculpted 3-dimensional taillights.

There is something positive, the new model will probably be based on the LQ concept, and it will sit on the TNGA platform. Generally, many Lexus models use this platform, including the latest Toyota RAV4.

2022 Lexus NX cabin

Cabin Upgrades

The quality inside the new 2022 Lexus NX is one of the best in the segment. This model is well known as the SUV, which is the most comfortable. However, some refreshments are happening, and the upcoming Lexus NX cabin will be higher. That means NX will finally be more contemporary than the rivals such as the Cadillac XT4 and the Volvo XC40.

However, considering that this model will keep the same dimensions, we can expect the headroom to be in the same class as the X1. Legroom is a different story, where the Lexus NX delivers 42.8 inches for front-seat occupants, while rear-seat legroom is above average. In the tech department, Lexus offers a long list of standard and optional features in the NX. With the new model’s release, buyers can expect more extensive infotainment, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and a Wi-Fi hotspot as standard equipment.

2022 Lexus NX Powertrain Specs

The new 2022 Lexus NX will most likely continue to be offered with the same two engines as the predecessor. This model uses a 2.0-liter turbo engine that produces a fantastic output of 235 hp. It also comes with six-speed automatic transmission, providing excellent efficiency, but not so good as the hybrid variant.

Hybrid Details

However, the offer’s highlight is definitively the second powertrain that uses a hybrid system. This model consists of a 2.5-liter hybrid system that produces 194 hp. Unlike the first powertrain, the hybrid model only comes with an all-wheel-drive system. Thanks primarily to a great battery, this model achieved up to 31 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Interestingly, compared to the Toyota RAV4 hybrid, the NX provides nine mpg less. Given the NX’s popularity, the electric model is also rumored, but the manufacturer didn’t confirm anything yet officially. Although, Toyota also offers RAV4 Prime that provides 302 hp and a range of up to 39 miles.

2022 Lexus NX rear

2022 Lexus NX Release Date and Price

If you’re looking for an SUV that provides chiseled styling, proper seating height, and spacious interior, the upcoming 2022 Lexus NX is a great choice. From what we heard, the new model will be available sometime next year, starting at $38,500.

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