all-new second-generation Lexus NX, a highly successful luxury crossover around
the world, is the first all-new model developed under the "Lexus Driving
Signature". Lexus is the luxury arm of Toyota Motor Corporation.
all-new NX possesses the latest Lexus advanced safety technologies and convenience
enhancements based on the Japanese luxury brand's human-centered approach. Lexus
announced the world premiere of the all-new NX, the first model of Lexus'
the launch of the first-generation RX in 1998, Lexus created a new category of luxury
crossover SUV and has been a leader in the realm ever since. In 2014, Lexus
launched the NX, based on the concept of "Premium Urban Sports Gear."
As of the end of April 2021, the NX has sold a cumulative total of
approximately 1 million units in more than 90 countries and regions, and
together with the RX, has grown to become a core global model for Lexus.
new NX is the first model to introduce the next generation of Lexus and is
based on the development concept of "Vital x Tech Gear." This concept
combines vital dynamism (Vital) with advanced technology (Tech).
new NX features improved linear response thanks to the strengthening of the
car's fundamentals, a design that attracts attention with athletic proportions,
and many advanced, new technologies. Also, in order to establish the unique
driving experience to be found in future electrified vehicles, Lexus focused on
thoroughly improving driving control, aerodynamics, and weight reduction. In
addition, based on the "Lexus Electrified" electrification vision,
the new NX will be available as both HEV and?a Lexus first?PHEV, further
accelerating the rollout of electrified vehicles.
addition, Lexus will respond to the diversifying needs of customers by offering
a wide lineup of powertrains, including models powered by a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated
or a 2.4-liter turbocharged engines, among others.
powertrains include Lexus' first PHEV, an HEV-equipped with high-capacity battery,
a newly developed 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine, and a
2.5-litre inline four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine?all with high thermal
drive (AWD) is available on models equipped with PHEV and 2.4-liter turbo powertrains,
whilst both AWD and front-wheel drive (FWD) are available on the models equipped
with HEV and 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated powertrains.
on an all-new vehicle platform, the NX's interior is the first to fully
incorporate the Tazuna Concept, a cockpit concept that allows the driver to
intuitively connect with the car and concentrate more on driving operations. The
word tazuna is derived from the "reins" used to control horses, and aims
to enhance the joy of controlling a car at will by enabling better
communication between the driver and their vehicle.
NX adopts the latest preventive safety technologies, as well as advanced convenience
technologies, as part of the luxury brand's human-centered approach. The
Lexus-first e-latch system electronically controls the latching and unlatching
of doors. This feature is combined with a blind spot monitor to provide a
"safe exit assist function” (with control door opening) , a world-first
feature that helps to prevent accidents caused by door operation when the
vehicle is stopped. It also comes with a digital key that allows vehicle
operation via smartphone.
NX can be equipped with a Lexus-first "Advanced Park" system. The
remote parking function enables remote control from outside the vehicle via a
digital key and assists with parking in unfamiliar or confined spaces.
newly developed NX suspension uses MacPherson struts in the front and a
trailing arm, double-wishbone design in the rear. The newly developed shock
absorber maintains damping force at low speeds by careful design of high
friction parts. The F SPORT is equipped with the latest Adaptive Variable
Suspension (AVS) as standard equipment to achieve both high levels of maneuverability
and ride comfort.
belt moldings with minimal steps from the door design surface to the glass
surface are used to optimize over-body air flow and improve handling stability.
On the underside of the vehicle, the dimples in the underbody engine splash
shield generate micro-vortices that help enhance under-body airflow and
contribute to driving stability at high speeds. The front bumper is shaped for
improved air-flow and
and the rear bumper has an opening to balance rear suspension movement. Aiming
to achieve quietness befitting a Lexus, in addition to optimizing
sound-absorbing and sound-insulating materials in various parts of the vehicle
to reduce noise entering the cabin, the air flow and wind noise seeping into
the cabin has been dramatically reduced (approximately 15% reduction compared
to previous sound pressure level). Furthermore, in an effort to mitigate high speed
wind noise, a revised weather strip and front door glass run shape have been
developed to improve door sealing. For the front door glass, a new sound insulation
material has been adopted. The engine hood uses a twin-lock structure, a first
for Lexus, to suppress engine hood vibration caused by air turbulence, contributing
to improved quietness.
familiar Lexus spindle architecture has been deepened with a three-dimensional
design that starts from the spindle grille and extends significantly toward the
rear fenders. The hood has been extended to the edge of the front end while the
grille surface has been raised vertically to strengthen the front end's mass.
In addition, the more upright grille surface enables more efficient air flow,
improving the cooling performance of the radiator. The chrome frame of the
grille has been eliminated to better express the NX's proportions, while
simplifying the assembly and reducing weight. The grille pattern is a
longitudinal Ushaped block with a three-dimensional effect, and a slit-like
opening is provided at the bottom.
ratio of the driver and passenger floor is designed to create the optimal
space. The meter and center display area contribute to driver comfort by
ensuring a wide field of vision and tightening the driver knee space. The wide
passenger area, including the top of the console, provides passengers with
ample space. The layout of the information system components leading from the
heads-up display to the gauges and from the heads-up display to the center
display allows for smoother, less distracted eye movement while driving. In
addition, the start button, shift lever, and drive mode select switch are
placed around the steering wheel where they can be handled more naturally, so
the driver can operate them smoothly without losing his or her driving
posture.Newly adopted is the Touch Tracer Operation, an operation method that
combines the headup display with touch sensor switches on the steering wheel.
When the driver touches the touch sensor switches on the steering wheel, the
operation guide is displayed on the head-up display (or on the meter when the
head-up display is off), allowing more intuitive operation without the need for
a driver to look at their hand and keep eyes forward. In addition, the head-up
display offers three modes with different information and layouts to allow
customers to enjoy driving while maintaining a clear view of the surrounding
road conditions. The driver
change the mode according to the driving situation. In addition, the layout and
graphics of the gauges have been redesigned to ensure that the driver receives
the information they need while driving.
the adoption of a large touch display, many functions are integrated into the
soft switches in the display.
newly developed steering wheel inherits the shape that Lexus has always
insisted on, which is easy to grip and operate, while the horn pad has been
downsized and the spoke design has been changed to improve the sporty feel.
shift lever is newly developed for the shift-by-wire function. Sixty-four
colors of interior illumination are used to accentuate the beauty of the
interior shapes and materials, coloring the entire cockpit.
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