Lexus has announced prices for the all-new NX will start from £29,495 and rise to £42,995. It is the Japanese manufacturers first crack at the mid-size SV market, currently dominated by the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The NX will arrive in showrooms in October, with order books now open.
From launch only the NX 300h will be offered fitted with a 195bhp hybrid powertrain, featuring the familiar 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor. If you opt for the all-wheel drive model, an additional electric motor will be fitted to power the rear wheels. Lexus is claiming economy at 54.3mpg and 120g/km of CO2.
In March, Lexus will add an NX 200t to the range. It will be the first model from the brand to feature the new 235bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine but will only be available in F Sport trim and with all-wheel drive. Pricing for the NX 200t will be announced later this year.
Five trim options made up of S, SE, Luxury, F Sport and Premier will also be offered. Entry-level S (£29,495) features kit such as 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio, media display with remote touch controller and an eight-speaker audio system.
Opt for SE trim (£31,495) and AWD will be fitted as standard along with larger 18-inch alloys, auto wipers, heated seats and integrated roof rails. More premium Luxury specification (£34,495) adds privacy glass, parking sensors, LED fog lamps and keyless entry.
F Sport models (£36,995) receive two-tone 18-inch alloys, F Sport suspension and dampers, electrically adjusted steering column, power tailgate and wireless smartphone charger. On top of all that, range topping Premier spec (£42,995) adds head-up display, 360-degree panoramic view, lane keep assist, driver’s seat memory position and heated steering wheel.
Lexus Navigation is available as an option (£995) on all S, SE, Luxury and F Sport models, with the more sophisticated Lexus Premium Navigation system (£1,995) additionally offered for F Sport variants.