Lexus NX and NX 300h 2018 – updated range FIRST LOOK, specs, design and pictures

LEXUS revealed the luxury NX crossover at the Shanghai Motor Show, a refined version of the car first introduced in 2014.

Lexus NX 2018 was on display in Shanghai where the car’s facelift, improved tech and design was on display.

The NX’s now has a refreshed front-end including  a larger grille than the predecessor and the additional sporty air intakes above the bumper.

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At the back there have also bee a few nips and tucks to keep the look of the car fresh and modern.

A lower and wider bumper has been fitted and the tail-light design has been revised to incorporate the L-shaped lenses more effectively.


Overall, however the styling tweaks on the new car are subtle, with Lexus taken ‘if it broke, don’t fix it approach’ to the car that brought them success.

Over 4,000 examples of the crossover have been sold since it first debuted in 2014.

Order books for the latest model will start just before the end of 2017, with deliveries starting in early 2018.

Inside the cabin there is now a larger central screen, which has grown from seven to 10.3 inches.


Lexus has also redesigned the remote touch interface, including making it larger, for easier operation.

There are also less controls and a new clock design to create and overall less cluttered interior.

The wireless charging tray has also been enlarged to accommodate larger smartphones.

Powering the standard NX is a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. The suspension has been tuned to improve the ride and handling and new shock absorbers have been fitted to make the ride smoother.

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The interior has been redesigned including a larger infotainment system

Of the updated range the NX 300h is likely to remain the most popular for its lower emission output. With this version of the car, styling is also slightly different.

The roof bars are reduced in size, a different bumper design, horizontal bar grille, slightly narrower front end and the typical blue hybrid Lexus logo.

A sports version of the car will also go on sale which features sharper design features such as a wire mesh grille, and jet black painted wheels.

The new NX will also include the brand’s innovative Lexus Safety System + as standard, which integrates active safety technologies, such as the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).

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