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Published Date: 23/09/2014

Lexus has revealed that its new NX 300h crossover will feature state of the art LED technology.
Lexus LED Lighting

Both inside and out, the NX will utilise LEDs to increase safety, visibility and perceived quality with up to 90 LEDs being used in the external lights alone.

All trim levels come equipped with LED low-beam headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights and rear lamp clusters, as well as courtesy lights in the door handles.

On the Luxury, F Sport and Premier versions of the NX 300h, the LED design on the front fog lights provides an ingenious low-speed cornering function.

As the driver activates the indicator when negotiating a turn or junction, two LEDs in the lights automatically adjust to provide improved illumination in line with the NX’s direction of movement.

With the Premier grade model, the LED headlights operate an automatic high beam function which uses a camera mounted on the windscreen to detect on-coming traffic ahead.

When the road is deemed as clear, it switches the lights to high beam, before dipping them again when necessary to avoid interfering with other road users.

As well as that, when the driver approaches the car with the key fob, welcome LEDs illuminate the door handles and shine down on the ground below. Whilst this is happening the Remote Touch Interface touch pad lights up in the cabin.

Attention to detail is of a high standard, and this is none more apparent in the cabin were footwell lighting centres on the front seats and LEDs for the rear dome light allow for better night-time visibility.

Fitted with a 2.5 litre engine and a hybrid synergy drive system, the new model, powered by a maximum of 195bhp is expected to emit less than 120g/km CO2 and achieve an official fuel economy figure of at least 54.3mpg.

All versions also come with eight airbags and pedestrian protection as standard.

The new NX will also come equipped with a Pre-Crash Safety system and Adaptive Cruise Control to help ensure passenger safety. Combined with a multitude of active, passive and preventive safety features, Lexus has demonstrated the priority it has given to attaining the best possible protection for everybody on board.

The Pre-Crash Safety system utilizes a radar sensor, located in the front grille, to detect other road users. A warning is sent to the driver if there is significant risk of an imminent collision.

It then assists in the braking when the driver applies pressure to the footbrake in order to help avoid a collision. If the driver fails to apply to the footbrake and a collision becomes imminent, the Pre-Crash Brake will automatically be implemented to lessen the severity of the impact.  

The new NX 300h will be priced from £29,495 when it arrives in October and is available to order now.

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