Lexus unveiled the NX Crossover at the Beijing Motor Show, marking the company’s first entry into the premium compact crossover market.
The features of the new Lexus NX Crossover are placed heavily on its ‘edgy design’ which the Japanese car manufacturer hopes will attract those who lead active urban lifestyles.
From launch, the NX will be available with three powertrain units: an efficient NX 300h hybrid, a new 2.0-litre petrol turbo unit in the NX 200t and a 2.0-litre petrol engine in the NX 200.
The engines will be available with front- and all-wheel drive versions and will be partnered with Lexus’ stop and start system to boost efficiency.
Innovative technology also impresses on the NX Crossover. Features include a wireless charging tray, which can be used for charging mobile phones, and other electric gadgets.
There is also a new Lexus Remote Touch Interface with touchpad control and a new Panoramic View Monitor, offering a comprehensive multi-information display, head-up display, blind spot monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Variants and trim levels for the NX Crossover will follow Lexus’ standardised template. The new model will offer a distinctive F Sport version, featuring an overall sportier design and idiosyncratic styling elements.
The F Sport version features include a lowered front bumper, specific alloy wheel designs, sports seats and bespoke interior trims.
Chief Engineer for the Lexus NX model, Takeaki Kato, said: “The NX is a premium crossover, combining performance, numerous on-board technologies and alluring design. Much like high quality sports watches, bikes and fashion accessories, the NX can be likened to the ultimate in premium sports gear.”
He continued on to say that he believes that the luxury of the model lies in the attention to detail, considered in every aspect of the manufacturing of the NX Crossover, making it an ideal daily life and active lifestyle vehicle.