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2022 Lexus NX

  1. ALL-NEW LEXUS NX PROVIDES CUSTOMERS WITH THE LUXURY OF CHOICE
  2. EXPRESSIVE, DYNAMIC STYLING FOR ALL-NEW NX REPRESENTS NEXT GENERATION OF LEXUS DESIGN
  3. ALL-NEW TAZUNA COCKPIT CONCEPT SHOWCASES NEXT-GENERATION LEXUS INTERIOR DESIGN
  4. NEW-GENERATION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE OFFERS CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY, EFFORTLESS USABILITY
  5. LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-OUTPUT PETROL ENGINES PROVIDE EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE, STRONG EFFICIENCY
  6. HEV AND PHEV POWERTRAINS BLEND ELECTRIFIED PERFORMANCE WITH THE ABILITY TO CREATE INCREDIBLY LOW EMISSIONS
  7. SUPPLE RIDE QUALITY, AGILE HANDLING OF ALL-NEW NX ADVANCES LEXUS DRIVING SIGNATURE
  8. LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+ SUITE INTRODUCES THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF OCCUPANT PROTECTION
  9. LEXUS CONNECTED SERVICES EXPANDS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CONNECTED APP
  10. LEADING ENCORE PLATINUM OWNER BENEFITS PROGRAM EXPANDED TO INCLUDE FLAGSHIP NX 450h+ SUV
  11. LEXUS NX SPECIFICATIONS

ALL-NEW LEXUS NX PROVIDES CUSTOMERS WITH THE LUXURY OF CHOICE


The all-new Lexus NX range has arrived in Australia with four powertrains, including a 430Nm turbocharged engine, an all-new hybrid-electric system delivering 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres1 and a flagship 227kW plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Lexus will further offer luxury medium SUV customers the luxury of choice with a light and responsive direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine, the NX 250, opening the latest technology-rich and dynamically enhanced range priced from $60,8002.

Reflecting the Lexus portfolio approach to powertrain choice, the advanced hybrid-electric NX 350h costs an additional $5,000 - from $65,8002. Available in all-wheel drive (AWD) only, the high-output turbocharged petrol NX 350 starts from $77,9002 and the high-performance, low-emissions NX 450h+ PHEV costs from $89,9002.

Complete with benchmark electric-only driving range and greater pricing attainability than key rivals, the first-ever Lexus PHEV is also priced within $6,000 of the flagship NX 350h AWD - reflecting the Lexus determination and heritage by encouraging even higher take-up of sustainable technologies.

The Lexus NX 250 Luxury opens the range with Lexus-first technologies including safe exit assist (SEA) incorporating new e-latch electrically activated doorhandles - which can detect cyclists or vehicles passing close to the vehicle and can keep the door closed to avoid a collision3.

New across-the-range safety technologies include NX-first intersection turn assist (ITA) and emergency steering assist (ESA), plus a pre-collision system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, parking support brake (PKSB) with obstacle and vehicle detection, blind-spot monitor (BSM), dynamic radar active cruise control (DRCC), lane tracing assist (LTA) and road sign assist (RSA)3.

Lexus Connected Services includes SOS call4, automatic collision notification5, and stolen vehicle tracking6, along with the richest suite of new Connected Services available across the entire Lexus range. Expanded functionality on the all-new NX to includes Lexus Multimedia Connect, which uses the in-built Data Communication Module (DCM) to provide cloud-based navigation, and Lexus Remote Connect (see press release #9 in this press kit).

The NX 250 Luxury includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with automatic high-beam, power-operated tailgate, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and the human-centric Tazuna cockpit concept - with a 9.8-inch touch-display, DAB+ digital radio7, "Hey Lexus!" natural speech recognition, cloud-based connected navigation and Apple CarPlay®8 and Android Auto™9 compatibility that will be able to connect wirelessly as a future complimentary update for all new-generation NX owners.

Luxury customers can select the NX 250 with a responsive 152kW 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission with two-wheel drive (2WD), providing the lightest and most agile Lexus luxury medium SUV experience.

Luxury customers can alternatively select the NX 350h from $65,8002 (2WD) or $70,4002 (AWD). Both hybrid-electric models upgrade to 179kW - the most powerful four-cylinder Lexus hybrid ever. With a new lithium-ion battery package helping to increase the reliance on electric torque, both 2WD and AWD deliver consumption of 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres1 that eclipses all luxury medium SUV diesel rivals.

For NX 250 Luxury and NX 350h Luxury AWD customers, a $3,000-optional Enhancement Pack is available featuring a moonroof, a kick sensor for the power-operated tailgate and wireless smartphone charging10.

NX 350h Luxury customers can alternatively move to a flagship F Sport or Sports Luxury grade for an identical price.

Lexus has ensured that the NX 350h F Sport and NX 350h Sports Luxury are priced from the same $73,1002 (2WD) or $77,9002 (AWD).

Demonstrating the luxury of choice even further, Lexus has ensured that the NX 350 F Sport AWD is also priced at an identical $77,9002.

The NX 350 is available exclusively as an F Sport grade with AWD, befitting its all-new 205kW/430Nm 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and 0-100km/h acceleration in 7.0 seconds.

F Sport and Sports Luxury highlights include 20-inch alloy wheels (unique designs), tri-beam LED headlamps with a BladeScan™11 adaptive high-beam system (AHS), heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic view monitor and wireless smartphone charging10.

The Tazuna cockpit concept is elevated further in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades with an expansive 14.0-inch touch-display with cloud-based connected and embedded satellite navigation, high-grade digital instrument cluster and a colour head-up display (HUD) with touch-capacitive steering wheel controls.

Sports Luxury exclusives further include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson®11 premium audio system, a digital rear-view mirror, leather-accented trim upholstery and open-pore walnut ornamentation finished in Sumi Black, inspired by Japanese pen ink.

F Sport exclusives include an F Sport bodykit, body-coloured wheelarches, black window surrounds, scuff plates, perforated leather-accented steering wheel and gearshifter, alloy pedals, sports seats, and Hadori aluminium ornamentation.

The F Sport also provides the most dynamic focus on the Lexus Driving Signature with the standard fitment of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), five-stage drive mode select and performance dampers (bracing) front and rear.

NX AWD models (NX 350 F Sport, NX 350h F Sport, NX 350h Sports Luxury) are offered with two $3,000-optional Enhancement Pack additions.

Enhancement Pack 1 includes a panoramic moonroof - the first time a panoramic moonroof has been offered on a Lexus NX.

Enhancement Pack 2 for the NX 350 F Sport and NX 350h F Sport AWD adds a heated steering wheel, a digital rear-view mirror, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson®11 audio system and Intelligent Parking Assist (NX 350h only) - the first time automatic reverse parallel and perpendicular parking has been offered on a Lexus NX.

Enhancement Pack 2 for the NX 350h Sports Luxury AWD includes heated steering wheel and rear outboard seats, power-operated folding rear seats and Intelligent Parking Assist.

Lexus has also ensured that the step from the flagship NX 350h AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 to the debut Lexus PHEV, the NX 450h+, is just $6,000.

Reflecting a high-output step-up from the NX 350, the NX 450h+ is also available exclusively as an F Sport AWD grade, reflecting its status as the high-performance, low-emissions flagship model with 0-100km/h acceleration in 6.3 seconds.

Priced from $89,9002, the NX 450h+ F Sport further combines the highest EV-only driving range in the luxury medium SUV segment with benchmark pricing attainability to reinforce the Lexus leadership in electrification.

The NX 450h+ F Sport uniquely merges luxury equipment from standard NX F Sport grades, while adding features as standard including a moonroof, heated steering wheel and a digital rear-view mirror.

The NX 450h+ develops a combined 227kW, with the E-Four all-wheel-drive system powering permanent magnet synchronous motors on the front and rear wheels, and the 18.1kWh battery provides an all-electric driving range of up to 87km12.

Combined fuel consumption is from 1.3 litres per 100km1, with CO2 emissions of just 29 grams per kilometre13.

Eight colours are available - Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Sonic Chrome, Onyx, Graphite Black, Caliente, Khaki Metal and Celestial Blue - while F Sport variants further exclusively offer White Nova and Cobalt Mica14.

Two trim upholstery colours - Hazel and Black & Rich Cream - have been added, joining Dark Rose and Black. F Sport grades are exclusively available in F Sport Black, F Sport White and the newly available F Sport Flare Red14.

Every Lexus NX is a delivered with the Lexus Warranty Experience featuring a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty15 and - for NX 350h and NX 450h+ - a leading 10-year, unlimited kilometre battery warranty16.

The Lexus Warranty Experience forms part of the luxury lifestyle brand's leading Encore owner benefits program17 incorporating money-can't-buy experiences with brand ambassadors, special offers with hotel partnerships18, and a 5-cents-per-litre Ampol/Caltex fuel discount offer on premium unleaded19 - among other benefits.

Capped price servicing is offered on all Lexus NX grades, with intervals of 12 months/15,000km, for up to three years or 45,000km, whichever occurs first.

Each service will cost owners just $495.19

To read more on the development of the all-new Lexus NX, click here.

2022 Lexus NX pricing

Grade Price2

NX 250 Luxury
NX 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack
NX 350h Luxury 2WD
NX 350h Luxury AWD
NX 350h Luxury with Enhancement Pack AWD

NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD
NX 350h Sports Luxury AWD
NX 350h Sports Luxury with Enhancement Pack 1 AWD
NX 350h Sports Luxury with Enhancement Pack 2 AWD

NX 350h F Sport 2WD
NX 350 / NX 350h F Sport AWD
NX 350 / NX 350h F Sport with Enhancement Pack 1 AWD
NX 350 / NX 350h F Sport with Enhancement Pack 2 AWD
NX 450h+ F Sport AWD

$60,800
$63,800
$65,800
$70,400
$73,400

$73,100
$77,900
$80,900
$83,900

$73,100
$77,900
$80,900
$83,900
$89,900




NX 250 Luxury highlights

• 2.5 Litre Direct Injection Petrol Engine (new to NX)
• Maximum Combined Power of 152kW
• Maximum Available Torque of 243Nm
• Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
• Kerb weight of 1705kg
• Combined cycle fuel consumption from 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres1
• 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.7 seconds
• Drive Mode Select - ECO, NORMAL and SPORT
• 18" Alloy Wheels
• LED headlamps with auto-levelling and Automatic High Beam (AHB)3
• Heated electro-chromatic exterior mirrors
• Electro-chromatic Rear-view Mirror
• Smart Entry & Start System
• Power Tailgate
• E-Latch (new to Lexus)3
• Safe Exist Assist (new to Lexus)3
• Lexus Connected Services (new to NX)
• Intersection Turn Assist (new to NX)3
• Emergency Steering Assist (new to NX)3
• Radar Active Cruise Control (RACC) with Road Sign Assist (RSA)3
• Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection3
• Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)3
• Parking Support with Brake (PKSB), including front and rear Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS)3
• Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)3
• 10 SRS Airbags
• Alarm System with Intrusion sensor
• Choice of Black & Rich Cream interior trim (new to NX)14
• Choice of Hazel interior trim (new to NX)14
• Choice of Black interior trim14
• Choice of Dark Rose interior trim14
• Tazuna cockpit concept with 9.8" Touch-display (new to NX)
• 8.0" Driver Display (new to NX)
• "Hey Lexus!" natural speech recognition (new to NX)
• Cloud-based Connected Satellite Navigation
• DAB+ Digital Radio7, USB-A & USB-C Input
• Apple CarPlay®8 and Android Auto™9
• 10 Speaker Audio
• Reversing Camera with Rear Guide Assist (RGA)3
• Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning with Nanoe X™11
• Lexus Climate Concierge
• 8-way Power Adjustable Front Seats with 2-way Lumbar Support for Driver
• Heated Front Seats

NX 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack highlights
NX 250 Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• Moonroof
• Kick Sensor for Power Tailgate
• Wireless Smartphone Charging10

NX 350h Luxury highlights
NX 250 Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• 2.5 Litre Direct Injection Petrol Engine with Lexus Hybrid Drive (new to NX)
• Maximum Combined Power of 179kW
• Maximum Available Torque of 239Nm (Petrol Engine) & 270Nm (2WD Electric Motor) or 391Nm (AWD Electric Motor)
• Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
• Kerb weight of 1810kg (2WD) or 1870kg (AWD)
• Combined cycle fuel consumption from 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres1
• 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.7 seconds (2WD) or 7.7 seconds (AWD)
• EV Mode

NX 350h Luxury with Enhancement Pack AWD highlights
NX 350h Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• Moonroof
• Kick Sensor for Power Tailgate
• Wireless Smartphone Charging10

NX 350 F Sport highlights

• 2.4 Litre Direct Injection Turbcharged Petrol Engine (new to NX)
• Maximum Combined Power of 205kW
• Maximum Available Torque of 430Nm
• Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
• Combined cycle fuel consumption from 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres1
• 0-100km/h acceleration in 7.0 seconds

NX 350 F Sport and NX 350h F Sport highlights
NX 350h Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• 20" F Sport Alloy Wheels (new to NX)
• Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
• Drive Mode Select - ECO, NORMAL and SPORT S, SPORT S+ and CUSTOM
• F Sport Performance Dampers (Bracing) Front and Rear
• F Sport Grille and Bumpers
• F Sport Seats in F Sport White, F Sport Black or Flare Red (new to NX)
• F Sport Pedals, Scuff Plates, Steering Wheel, Shift Lever & Knob
• Tri-beam LED headlamps with BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System (new to NX)
• Hadori aluminium Ornamentation
• 14.0" Touch-Display (new to NX)
• High-grade 8.0" Driver's Display (new to NX)
• Cloud-based Connected and Embedded Satellite Navigation
• Colour Head-up Display (HUD)
• Panoramic View Monitor
• Ventilated Front Seats
• Wireless Smartphone Charging10
• Driver's Seat with Memory

NX 350 F Sport and NX 350h F Sport AWD with Enhancement Pack 1 highlights
NX 350h F Sport standard equipment plus the following

• Panoramic moonroof (new to NX)

NX 350 F Sport and NX 350h F Sport AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 highlights
NX 350h F Sport standard equipment plus the following

• Panoramic moonroof (new to NX)
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Digital Rear-view Mirror (new to NX)
• Mark Levinson®11 17 Speaker Audio System (new to NX)
• Intelligent Parking Assist3 (NX 350h F Sport AWD only) (new to NX)

NX 350h Sports Luxury highlights
NX 350h Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• Tri-beam LED headlamps with BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System (new to NX)3
• Leather Accented interior trim
• Choice of Black & Rich Cream interior trim (new to NX)
• Choice of Hazel interior trim (new to NX)
• Choice of Black interior trim
• Choice of Dark Rose interior trim
• Choice of Sumi black Walnut ornamentation (new to NX)
• 14.0" Touch-Display (new to NX)
• High-grade 8.0" Driver's Display (new to NX)
• Cloud-based Connected and Embedded Satellite Navigation
• Colour head-up Display
• Panoramic View Monitor3
• Ventilated Front Seats
• Wireless Smartphone Charging10
• Digital Rear-view Mirror (new to NX)
• Mark Levinson®11 17 Speaker Audio System (new to NX)

NX 350h Sports Luxury AWD with Enhancement Pack 1 highlights
NX 350h Sports Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• Panoramic moonroof (new to NX)

NX 350h Sports Luxury AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 highlights
NX 350h Sports Luxury standard equipment plus the following

• Panoramic moonroof (new to NX)
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Heated rear seats (new to NX)
• Power folding rear seats (60/40) (new to NX)
• Intelligent Parking Assist (NX 350h only) (new to NX)

NX 450h+ F Sport highlights

• Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle system (new to NX)
• Maximum Combined Power of 227kW
• Electric-only driving range of 87km
• Combined cycle fuel consumption from 1.3 litres per 100 kilometres13
• 0-100km/h acceleration in 6.3 seconds

NX 350h F Sport standard equipment plus the following

• Moonroof
• Digital Rear-view Mirror (new to NX)
• Heated Steering Wheel


1Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (L/100km).
2Manufacturer's list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
3Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only operates if vehicle's SOS button is pressed. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
5Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only activates if vehicle's DCM detects airbag deployment or an impact sensor notification. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
6Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Dependent on sufficient battery power, 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components & other factors outside Lexus's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Guest required to obtain Police report. Vehicle location information, if available, only provided to Police. Vehicle recovery not guaranteed. For details, visit https://www.lexus.com.au/connectivity/lexus-connected-services-faq.
7Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
8CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the US and other countries.
9Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
10Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.
11Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
12Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Distance is approximate and may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Based on New European Driving Cycle testing.
13Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.
14Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.
15New Vehicle Warranty is for 5yrs from date of first delivery and unlimited kilometres. See lexus.com.au or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
16The Lexus Battery Warranty for the NX 350h and NX 450h+ is for 10yrs from delivery, provided annual health checks are undertaken by an authorised Lexus dealer after 5yrs from date of first delivery. See lexus.com.au or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
17Encore Benefits apply on selected new and demonstrator vehicles for a 3 year period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Inclusions may change without notice. Subject to availability. For full T&Cs, details and eligible models, see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/encore.
18Encore Benefit partners and inclusions are subject to change without notice.
19Offer limited to 5c/litre fuel discount in one transaction per 24 hour period per vehicle registered to a Lexus Encore Member. Offer available on Amplify/Vortex Premium 95, AmplifyVortex Premium 98, Diesel & Amplify/Vortex Diesel, up to 150 litres, at participating Ampol/Caltex service stations only. List of participating locations to change without notice. For T&Cs, visit lexus.com.au/smallprint/encore-terms
20Max price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) 3 years/45,000 km (whichever occurs first). Lexus vehicles that receive complimentary servicing are not eligible for Capped Price Servicing. For details or to confirm eligibility see your Lexus dealer or visit lexus.com.au/smallprint/capped-price-servicing



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For more information, please contact:

Patrick Lyons
Lexus Australia public relations
E: patrick.lyons@havas.com.au
M: +61 408 538 207

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EXPRESSIVE, DYNAMIC STYLING FOR ALL-NEW NX REPRESENTS NEXT GENERATION OF LEXUS DESIGN


The all-new NX debuts next-generation Lexus design, emphasising athletic, dynamic proportions and a new level of styling detail.

Moving to the sophisticated Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform allowed designers to craft an overall larger vehicle with wider tracks while reducing rear overhang to give the NX a muscular stance.

Chief Designer Koichi Suga said the design of the all-new NX blended distinctive elements of the original NX with the new Lexus design philosophy.

"We preserved the provocative, avant-garde image of the current model, and added more depth, resulting in a captivating, mature look," Mr Suga said.

"For the exterior, I believe the surface impression of the side doors, combining sharp edges with large surfaces, allows you to feel the high-precision quality co-existing with a warm, seductive presence."

For the all-new NX, Lexus designers employed "simplicity rooted in technology" as the key design philosophy, aiming to offer an exterior design promoting vital dynamism while seamlessly integrating with the vehicle's advanced technologies.

Designers sought to express textural quality through contrasting elements, combining large, curved surfaces with sharp lines to create an angular and seductive overall form.

Front and rear tracks have been increased by up to 35mm and 55mm (F Sport) respectively, providing the NX with a powerful on-road presence.

The hallmark spindle grille plays a more integral role in the design. It is now more upright, accentuating the elongated bonnet and improving airflow into the engine compartment.

The grille for the NX 250 and the Luxury and Sports Luxury grades comprises tall U-shaped blocks and dispenses with its chrome-plated frame, creating a stronger three-dimensional look.

F Sport grades feature more aggressive wire-mesh spokes that resemble diamonds that horizontally broaden at the lowest and widest section of the grille, drawing the eye lower to emphasise the NX width and stance.

The NX F Sport spindle grille also adopts a surround finished in piano black, also found on the widened side garnishes for an even more athletic look.

The unique F Sport front bumper sits slightly lower than for the Luxury and Sports Luxury to enhance on-road stance. Black roof rails, body-coloured wheel-arch mouldings and F Sport badging further differentiate the grade.

Flowing smoothly from the grille, signature L-shaped daytime running lights frame the stylish new headlamp design, which aligns with the bonnet's character lines to further emphasise the spindle shape.

F Sport and Sports Luxury grades are standard with the sophisticated four-unit low/high-beam structure combining three projector LED modules with the advanced adaptive high-beam system.

Fog lamps and (on F Sport and Sports Luxury) cornering lamps are housed in the lower corners of the front fascia, integrated into the expressive side garnishes that give further depth to the spindle grille.

Along the side of the vehicle, the straight section of the belt line has been shortened to condense the cabin section of the body. The character line then moves upwards at the rear to emphasise the wide rear guards.

The rear view is distinguished by muscular rear fenders and new L-shaped LED light clusters with signature blade lighting in a bar that spans the width of the vehicle, a feature first seen on the UX compact luxury SUV.

On the tailgate, the Lexus emblem has been replaced with the "LEXUS" name, creating a more modern and simpler look that strengthens the car's identity.

Further aerodynamic enhancements are found with the flush belt-moulding on the doors and underbody covers that adopt a dimpled surface like a golf ball, demonstrating painstaking attention to detail.

F Sport grades feature a unique bumper with air vents 10 times larger than other grades, aiding aerodynamic stability and handling.

NX 250 and Luxury grades are equipped with multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels that combine a bright, machined finish with a dark grey metallic coating.

Sports Luxury variants gain 20-inch wheels with a design consisting of five twin-spokes complemented by smaller spokes, finished in a premium metallic coating applied after machining.

F Sport grades use dynamic five twin-spoke 20-inch alloys finished in an exclusive super-gloss black metallic coating, completing the F Sport's darkened exterior look.

Each NX will be available with the choice of eight exterior paint colours, with Luxury and Sports Luxury customers able to choose from Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Sonic Chrome, Onyx, Graphite Black, Caliente, Khaki Metal and Celestial Blue.1

For F Sport, Sonic Quartz and Celestial Blue are replaced by the exclusive White Nova and Cobalt Mica hues, respectively.1


1 Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.

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ALL-NEW TAZUNA COCKPIT CONCEPT SHOWCASES NEXT-GENERATION LEXUS INTERIOR DESIGN


The all-new NX ushers in a brand-new direction for Lexus interior design with the debut of the Tazuna cockpit concept that fosters an intuitive connection between driver and car while introducing cutting-edge cabin technologies.

Inspired by the connection shared between a horse and rider through a set of reins, the Tazuna concept further evolves the human-centred philosophy of Lexus that allows the driver to concentrate on the road ahead.

First introduced on the LF-30 Electrified Concept, the Tazuna cockpit groups critical driving information directly in front of the driver on the digital instrument cluster and - on Sports Luxury and F Sport grades - on a colour head-up display (HUD).

The expansive new-generation touchscreen multimedia interface has been positioned to smoothly lead the driver's line of sight from the HUD to screen.

Driving functions including the ignition button, drive mode select button/rotary dial and shift lever are neatly arranged immediately on the dashboard nearest to the steering wheel. Lexus designers reduced the number of switches from 78 to just 45.

A comfortable and ergonomic steering wheel design has been adopted, featuring a new grip and touch-sensitive switches for models equipped with a HUD. These enable the driver's eyes to remain on the road, while scanning their fingertips over each button shows the function of the button on the HUD before it is pressed - enabling the driver to see the functions before deciding to activate them.

Interior designers created a well-proportioned cabin layout incorporating a centre display area with a wide field of vision and ample space for occupants.

The centrepiece of the Tazuna cockpit is the new-generation multimedia system displayed on an expansive 9.8-inch (NX 250 and Luxury grades) or 14.0-inch (F Sport and Sports Luxury) touchscreen.

A digital rear-view mirror for Sports Luxury, NX F Sport with Enhancement Pack 2 and NX 450h+ F Sport variants gives drivers a wide, unobstructed field of vision by using images from a rear camera. The view is not compromised by headrests, passengers or luggage inside the car. Excellent clarity is maintained in night driving or poor weather conditions.

NX is the first Lexus model fitted with an e-latch electronic door-release system. A push-button switch next to the armrest in the door panel replaces the conventional internal door handle; on the outside, a small button is located on the inside of the fixed handle. The e-latch incorporates a safety cancelling function, Safe Exit Assist, that can help prevent doors being opened in the path of vehicles approaching from the rear (see press release #8 in this press kit)1.

Occupant comfort is ensured on all grades with dual-zone climate control and heated front seats offered as standard, which can be activated remotely via the Lexus Connected smartphone app2.

Lexus designers refined the ergonomic and comfortable design of the front seats, refining the side bolstering of the NX 250, Luxury and Sports Luxury to provide greater elbow room while providing a deeper seat shape that helps occupants stay in place during lateral movements.

The new seats feature more comprehensive heat distribution for the seat heaters, with Lexus engineers considering the sitting pressure in different areas and adjusting the heat level accordingly. F Sport and Sports Luxury grades also add front-seat ventilation.

The seat upholstery on NX 250 and Luxury grades is available with a straight quilting pattern, while Sports Luxury grades feature perforated leather-accented upholstery with an emotive V-shaped quilting pattern.

Luxury and Sports Luxury grades are offered with the choice of four different upholstery colours, including Black, Dark Rose, and the newly available Hazel, and Black and Rich Cream3.

F Sport grades include a unique leather-accented upholstery pattern, available with Black upholstery, as well as the exclusive White and Flare Red3.

A trio of ornamentation trims help to elevate the luxurious NX interior, with each grade having unique finishes for the front and rear doors.

This starts with the newly developed Black Prism trim on NX 250 and Luxury grades. It takes the piano black finish from the centre display and applies a three-dimensional fractal pattern, gradually carved more densely towards the rear to create a dynamic and lively expression3.

Sports Luxury grades gain the new Sumi Black finish with a strong woodgrain look and rich black colour creating an interior space with a dignified sense of class3.

F Sport grades feature aluminium ornamentation. While using dark tones for a sense of continuity with the instrumentation display, an exquisite spin finish has been applied to pursue the cool texture and sharp shading of metal3.

Further interior opulence is found in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades with ambient lighting around the bottom of the door ornamentation, foot wells and centre storage area. Showcasing the spirit of omotenashi that exists in all Lexus vehicles, 14 colour themes have been carefully selected to reflect different moods inspired by nature.

Optional on NX 350h AWD F Sport and Sports Luxury, and NX 350 F Sport, a panoramic roof with moveable glass panel is available, showering the cabin in natural light. A sliding moonroof is standard on the NX 450h+ F Sport and optional on the NX 250 and NX 350h Luxury AWD.

The interior of the NX is as functional as it is beautiful, with multiple storage options available including a new centre-console box that features two-way opening, allowing easy access for the driver and front passenger, and larger twin cupholders.

An innovative new sliding storage tray - with built-in wireless charger4 on NX 250 with Enhancement Pack, NX 350h AWD with Enhancement Pack, F Sport and Sports Luxury grades - can effortlessly stow a phone while liberating even more space with a storage box underneath.

Charging or connectivity solutions are available including USB Type-A and C ports, and a 12V socket in the centre console, while rear occupants are treated to a pair of USB-C ports and a 12V socket.

Rear air vents are standard, in addition to a fold-down armrest with cupholders.

Sports Luxury grades also have the availability of an NX-first power-folding rear seat backrest for maximum luxury, while all grades score a two-stage adjustable rear seat backrest to accommodate a choice of two seating angles for passengers.

With the all-new NX underpinned by the sophisticated GA-K platform and featuring larger exterior dimensions, extra space has been liberated behind the rear-seat backrest, with 520 litres of luggage volume regardless of variant, which expands up to 1,411 litres with the rear seats stowed.

Underfloor segments increase storage capacity further, while a side net allows for the safe storage of smaller items.


1Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2Requires activated DCM, compatible device & app installation, third party info, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Features subject to change. For details see https://www.lexus.com.au/connectivity/lexus-connected-services-faq
3Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.
4Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.

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NEW-GENERATION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE OFFERS CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY, EFFORTLESS USABILITY


The pinnacle of the Tazuna cockpit concept is the all-new Lexus multimedia system that introduces a new generation of usability, technology and ergonomics for the luxury lifestyle brand while elevating the cabin of the all-new NX to new heights.

The new multimedia system provides owners with effortless ease of use, high-resolution clarity and instant responses. The NX 250 and Luxury grades offer a 9.8-inch touch-display, while F Sport and Sports Luxury grades include the largest touch-display of any Lexus to date - at an expansive 14.0 inches.

Lexus designers managed to reduce clutter on the centre console without sacrificing ease of operation. The all-new multimedia system is the most intuitive and simple Lexus system yet, with designers ensuring all key functions are easily within reach, removing the need to search through a set of sub-menus for the desired result.

Along the driver's side of the screen, shortcuts for all crucial functions such as navigation, media, phone and vehicle settings are permanently displayed, ensuring simple operation.

The screen layout is orientated to flow from the Menu shortcuts into a 'List' readout (for songs, phone contacts or map destinations), and on to the 'Info' portion on the far side of the screen.

Functionality is aided by the adoption of a single physical dial for volume on/off and adjustment, and supported by a pair of physical rotary dials for temperature adjustment, delivering additional cabin tactility to support the touch-display.

All other key climate control functions are shown on the touch-display at all times, including fan speed.

Lexus Climate Concierge also helps to reduce operator input, by automatically syncing the heater with the front seat heater, or the air-conditioning with the front seat ventilation (standard on NX F Sport and Sports Luxury).

A new-generation navigation system has been adopted, featuring a large, high-resolution display with the latest graphics and immediate touch operation.

All NX variants offer connected navigation, which uses an in-built Data Communication Module (DCM) to provide cloud-based navigation, live traffic updates, parking locations and more. NX F Sport and Sports Luxury grades also feature embedded satellite navigation (see press release #9 in this press kit).

Using the latest technology, dynamic voice recognition is available on the new NX, with users able to activate the voice recognition function either through the Talk switch on the steering wheel or by simply saying "Hey Lexus".

The intelligent system recognises the user's voice even during audio playback or voice output from the onboard system, and can distinguish between the driver and front passenger, who is also able to use dynamic voice recognition.

For example, if the front passenger says "Hey Lexus! Open window", only the passenger-side window will open.

"Hey Lexus" commands from the driver seat covers multimedia and air-conditioning systems, as well as other vehicle functions such as opening the power windows or moonroof, or finding a satellite navigation destination or landmark.

Both Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2 are compatible with the new system. Smartphone compatibility will also be upgraded to a wireless connection as a future complimentary update for all new-generation NX owners.

Smartphone integration is offered via Bluetooth and USB-A connectivity with charging supported by both USB-C and a wireless charging tray4 (on NX 250 with Enhancement Pack, Luxury with Enhancement Pack, F Sport and Sports Luxury grades) that can stow away into the centre console, allowing additional storage space underneath while providing sturdy phone charge.

Two sound systems are offered on all-new NX, headlined by a 17-speaker Mark Levinson®5 Premium Surround Sound system crafted to offer rich and crisp audio tones worthy of a high-end audio system.

The 17-speaker system employs Mark Levinson® Quantum Logic Surround technology that provides superb clarity and definition, while the Clari-Fi 2.0 compressed source interpolation technology reproduces sound quality as close as possible to the original.

The Mark Levinson® system features a series of 9cm Unity™ tweeters, a pair of 8x9-inch woofers in the front doors and a 25cm subwoofer installed under the luggage floor.

This stunning audio offering is standard on the Sports Luxury grade and optional on NX 350 and NX 350h AWD F Sport grades as part of the Enhancement Pack 2.

A 10-speaker system with a Pioneer®5 amp and 20cm subwoofer is standard on all other grades, delivering heavy bass and clear mid- and high-range tones.

On all new NX grades, DAB+ digital radio is also standard.

All variants gain a TFT multi-information display for the instrument cluster, including a new high-grade meter for F Sport and Sports Luxury that features a new layout for excellent readability and visualisation.

All grades adopt a layout based around a circular display housing key driver information that can be customised to show three different types of displays - showing the tachometer, analogue speedometer or hybrid system indicator for electrified variants.

Alternatively, for the F Sport and Sports Luxury grades, a streamlined version showing only vehicle speed can be selected. Navigation route information, scheduled arrival time, driver assist system status and driving range can also be displayed ahead of the driver in these grades.

F Sport grades gain an exclusive layout featuring a race-car driver display motif for a sporty impression, while on all grades the design of the driver display changes depending on drive mode selected.

Sports Luxury and F Sport grades are also offered with a full-colour head-up display (HUD), which can be customised into three different display modes ranging from a full display showing all available information across a broad field of view, to a minimalist display showing vehicle speed only.

The display position, rotation and brightness can all be adjusted, and features an automatic function that adjusts brightness based on the amount of ambient light. The HUD position is also linked with the seat memory function to ensure no adjustment is required between drivers.

The HUD is linked to the new steering wheel switches that retain the click feel of the previous buttons but add touch sensitivity that is standard exclusively on F Sport and Sports Luxury grades.

When using the touch sensor switches, the operation guide is projected onto the HUD, allowing the driver to keep their eyes fixed on the road.

Up to four favourite functions can also be saved onto the steering wheel switches, maximising ease of operation.


1CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
2Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
3Bluetooth®, is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
4Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.
5Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-OUTPUT PETROL ENGINES PROVIDE EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE, STRONG EFFICIENCY


The all-new NX offers luxury customers maximum powertrain choice to best suit their needs and lifestyles, including a pair of thermally efficient, high-output petrol engines.

Along with the hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains (see release #6 in this press kit), the all-new NX offers greater powertrain choice than ever.


NX 350: new Lexus-exclusive 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine

The newly developed T24A-FTS engine links to a direct-shift eight-speed automatic transmission to enable spirited acceleration to 100km/h in 7.0 seconds.

The all-new 2.4-litre turbo introduces a series of Lexus-firsts, achieving dynamic performance with 205kW of power at 6000rpm, and compared with petrol-only German luxury medium SUVs, a class-leading 430Nm of torque from 1700-3600rpm.

The all-new Lexus-exclusive engine features a combination of port and direct fuel injection, with a six-hole direct injector placed at the top of each combustion chamber to provide an optimised injection angle. Its central placing above each cylinder is a Lexus-first to help stabilise combustion.

Joining the high-pressure cylinder injectors are low-pressure port injectors with a 10-hole design that lowers fuel consumption, ensuring optimum combustion at all times and delivering maximum efficiency across various engine speeds and loads.

Other key features of the new engine include a longer stroke, a more linear intake port shape, an enlarged included valve angle and laser-clad valve seats for the intake side valves. Together, they provide more stable combustion and therefore higher outputs and improved performance. A high (11:1) compression ratio enhances thermal efficiency.

A Lexus-first adoption of a lightweight all-aluminium ladder frame for the journal bearing is designed to improve rigidity. Further weight savings were realised with lightweight pistons, achieved by focusing on the thickness of the piston head and sidewall slope, while ensuring excellent strength and high-speed combustion.

Fuel savings are achieved with the fitment of a continuously variable-capacity oil pump, that can also be deactivated when the engine is cold to accelerate engine warm-up and reduce exhaust gas.

A variable cooling system has also been adopted with separate systems for the engine and turbocharger/intercooler. The engine uses a mechanical water pump at its entrance and a coolant control valve at its exit, allowing for switching between three coolant pathways for optimal engine cooling. The turbocharger and intercooler utilises an electric water pump to improve efficiency.

Intelligent dual variable valve timing has been adopted for the intake side and exhaust side with a shorter oil flow path for more powerful performance. The newly developed turbocharger optimises the ratio of the compressor wheel and turbine wheel diameters to reduce turbo lag and maximise output.

The high-efficiency turbocharger also employs a series of Lexus-firsts to ensure a level of quietness befitting the luxury lifestyle brand, adopting a peripheral fastening for the seal plate, an inlet splitter in the compressor entrance and a precision-casted integrated wastegate valve to minimise unwanted noise and vibrations.

A pair of engine covers also intelligently shift air flow from the radiator fan to provide added cooling performance along with the cleaner aesthetic look.

The exhaust system has been crafted to further enhance quietness, including an enlarged main muffler section with muffler discharge holes that reduces exhaust pressure losses and improves engine performance.

The NX 350 also features active noise control, which further reduces booming by using noise-cancelling waves within a frequency range of 30 to 200Hz.

The NX 350 employs the newly developed electronically controlled full-time AWD system, which optimises front-rear torque distribution to enhance the driving experience during both regular and spirited driving.

The system uses a range of sensors calculating wheel speed, G-forces and steering angle to assess the driving situation and distribute torque accordingly, allowing for smooth cornering from the entry of the corner to the exit.

Front-rear load transfer is constantly analysed, and pre-torque is applied to facilitate fantastic responsiveness and minimise the differential movement of the front and rear tyres. Torque is also controlled in accordance with the amount of tyre slip detected, providing smooth acceleration in low-traction conditions.

The various torque distribution parameters contribute to a smooth and assured driving feel, with the torque distribution levels of the AWD system able to be displayed on the multi-information display.

Combined-cycle fuel consumption for the turbocharged 2.4-litre engine is 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres1, with CO2 emissions of 185 grams per km2.


NX 250: 2.5-litre D-4S four-cylinder petrol engine

NX 250 grades employ the lightweight and thermally efficient A25A-FKS 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with port- and direct-injection technology, driving the front wheels.

Peak outputs for the NX 250 are an impressive 152kW at 6600rpm, and 243Nm from 4000-5000rpm.

The responsive 2.5-litre engine helps contribute to the light kerb weight of the first-ever NX 250, which at 1705kg is among the lowest in the luxury medium SUV class.

As with the 2.4-litre turbocharged engine, the A25A-FKS unit features optimised direct injection with improved valve angles and a continuously variable capacity oil pump.

Variable cooling and variable valve timing technologies contribute to further fuel economy and power optimisation, while engine quietness is improved through the fitment of a large engine cover complete with embedded polyurethane sound absorption material.

High efficiency and low weight combine to deliver fuel consumption from just 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres1, with CO2 emissions of 158g/km2.


Eight-speed direct-shift automatic transmission

Both petrol engines employ a Direct Shift-8AT torque converter automatic transmission, featuring a low first gear for agile acceleration and a tall top gear for excellent fuel economy while travelling at highway speeds.

The newly developed torque converter with multiplate lock-up clutch provides a wider lock-up range than the previous six-speed unit, with the new lock-up damper providing response from lower speeds and the direct driving feel of a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The intelligent transmission uses the Adaptive Control feature to select the optimum gear based on the driving scenario, such as downshifting when cornering or keeping engine rpm low during relaxed driving.

Designers ensured the Direct Shift-8AT is among the most compact and lightweight transmissions in its class, with the extensive use of aluminium components, lightweight casing, compact valve bodies, a resin oil pan and the removal of the one-way clutch from the pre-existing six-speed automatic.


Drive Mode Select

NX F Sport grades exclusively feature extended Drive Mode Select functionality, expanded from Eco, Normal and Sport modes to feature five selectable modes - Eco, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom.

Selecting different drive modes will adjust the powertrain, suspension, power steering and air conditioning parameters to suit the situation at hand, with the system able to help prioritise enhanced fuel economy or all-out performance.

Custom mode also allows the driver to individually select between three powertrain settings, and two settings for the suspension, power steering and air conditioning, which can be set by the driver via the multimedia system.


1 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (L/100km).
2 Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.

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HEV AND PHEV POWERTRAINS BLEND ELECTRIFIED PERFORMANCE WITH THE ABILITY TO CREATE INCREDIBLY LOW EMISSIONS


Lexus is continuing its electrification leadership with the all-new NX, which articulates the Lexus Electrified vision with both renowned petrol-electric hybrid and new plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrains.

The popular and efficient hybrid-electric (HEV) NX 350h, which is expected to be the best-selling model among all NX powertrains, will be joined by the first NX 450h+ PHEV. Together they deliver incredible choice for luxury customers, with 12 variants between them spanning from just under $66,0001 through to $90,0001.

The result of a relentless focus on evolving performance and technology, the fourth-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system in the NX 350h produces more power than a comparable German diesel four-cylinder luxury medium SUV, while offering more stringent fuel economy of just 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres2.

Available with a choice of front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), the intelligent Lexus Hybrid Drive system has seen an increase in power of more than 20 per cent compared to the outgoing NX 300h, while also reducing fuel consumption by 12 per cent in the case of the AWD.

Comprising a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor (two motors for AWD versions), a compact and lightweight lithium-ion battery and a 140kW/239Nm 2.5-litre petrol engine, the NX 350h produces a potent 179kW total system output, making it the most powerful four-cylinder Lexus HEV ever sold in Australia.

This level of power ensures acceleration from standstill to 100km/h in 8.7 seconds for front-wheel drive versions and just 7.7 seconds for all-wheel drive versions.

To help achieve the potent blend of performance and economy, the system features sophisticated technologies including a newly developed hybrid transaxle.

The compact transaxle has been facilitated by a multi-axial arrangement for the power generation and drive axles, while a reduction of loss has been achieved with a switch from a conventional planetary gear to a more simple parallel shaft gear.

A new lightweight and compact permanent magnet type synchronous motor has been adopted on the front axle, which improves shaft torque and output over the outgoing motor. AWD grades gain a second motor on the rear axle.

Two types of cooling mechanism are used for the transaxle, consisting of an electric oil pump and air-cooled oil cooler for the motor generator that help provide excellent driving performance at high speeds.

Models equipped with a towing package adopt a water-cooled oil cooler that assists in driving while pulling extra weight, particularly when travelling uphill.

Engineers were able to reduce the size of the Power Control Unit (PCU), which not only allows for increased space inside the engine compartment by being mounted immediately above the transaxle, but also offers enhanced cooling efficiency and reduced loss.

A compact and lightweight lithium-ion battery has been adopted for the fourth-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system, with the battery placed under the rear seat to ensure the mass is as low and central as possible.

The Lexus Hybrid Control System ensures the drive force characteristics are as controlled as possible to ensure smooth acceleration, imperceptible following characteristics and easy deceleration.

Accelerator pedal input is registered by the vehicle, which then controls the amount of linear G-force characteristics to provide a continuous acceleration feel with minimal drops in power.

A pre-loaded differential provides differential limiting torque at low speeds and under light loads to ensure smooth initial acceleration and straight-line stability.

Smooth downhill driving is aided by the Downhill Control function, which increases the driving motor's deceleration torque to generate optimal engine braking when the driver begins to brake in downhill situations.

Drivers can also manually engage engine braking force via the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, which applies six 'steps' to the automatic continuously-variable transmission (CVT), fostering responsive acceleration by enabling the driver to keep engine speed high where required.

The new HEV system can now switch off the petrol engine when cruising downhill at speeds of up to 125km/h, compared with 68km/h for the previous-generation model, resulting in further improvements to fuel economy and cabin quietness.

Along with a low combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres2, the NX 350h can emit just 113-114 grams of CO2 per kilometre3.

Meanwhile, the NX 450h+ debuts the first PHEV system in a Lexus vehicle, adopting the same 2.5-litre petrol engine in the NX 350h - producing 136kW/227Nm - and pairing it with a larger 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery and a permanent synchronous motor on each axle to create a new, flagship powertrain.

With a 134kW/270Nm front motor and 40kW/121Nm rear motor, the larger battery pack moves peak system output to a considerable 227kW - the most powerful of any NX to date - while also offering the most EV-only range in the luxury medium SUV segment, with a generous 87km4.

With 227kW and instant electric torque on tap, the NX 450h+ can sprint from standstill to 100km/h in just 6.3 seconds.

Lexus engineers have allowed for four different electrified drive modes that allow the driver to finely tailor engine performance for the driving situation at hand.

The default drive mode is EV Priority mode, which can operate the NX 450h+ on electric power alone until the battery's state of charge has dropped to a point where it can no longer drive the car on its own.

When in EV Priority mode, there are several conditions in which the engine will need to switch on to provide extra assistance, including when driving above 135km/h, in extreme temperatures, or when the front window defogger or defroster is turned on.

The second mode, Auto EV/HV Mode, will operate in a manner similar to EV Priority mode, but will automatically provide extra assistance from the petrol engine when the accelerator is fully depressed or the full output of the HEV powertrain is required.

The third mode is HV mode, which essentially mirrors the operation of the hybrid-electric NX 350h in that the battery charge level remains steady by starting and stopping the engine in accordance with the system status. When the battery is depleted from driving in EV priority mode, the system will automatically revert to HV Mode.

Lastly, Battery Charging Mode is provided to allow the engine to increase fuel to generate power and recover the battery's state of charge to the level required for EV driving.

Battery Charging Mode can be used to increase the battery's state of charge while the NX 450h+ is on the freeway or in remote areas, for example, to then help reduce vehicle emissions when subsequently travelling around urban areas by then switching back to EV Priority mode.

Each mode can be manually chosen by the driver by pressing one of the EV/HV mode selection switches.

Using decades of hybrid expertise to create the luxury lifestyle brand's first PHEV, Lexus engineers managed to provide a low combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of 1.3 litres per 100km2 and combined-cycle emissions of 29 grams of CO2 per kilometre3.

Both the NX 350h and NX 450h+ employ a newly developed hybrid transaxle promoting excellent fuel economy and quietness, that is shorter in overall length compared to the transaxle in the previous-generation NX 300h.

A PHEV-specific PCU has also been designed to be compatible with the higher output of the larger battery while still capable of being mounted immediately above the transaxle, like the HEV.

With a total output 1.22 times that of the HEV and boost output 2.1 times higher, the PHEV PCU is only 1.1 times larger than the smaller-output version, thanks to its eight-layer construction and the add-on boost converter, which takes the place of the DC/DC converter in the HEV version. The DC/DC converter has instead been moved under the second-row seat.

The high-density 18.1kWh battery has been neatly packaged underneath the vehicle floor, promoting a low centre of gravity while minimising any losses in cabin space.

A refrigerant-cooled battery cooling system is employed, using a thermal conductive sheet to circulate the cooling system, enhancing EV driving performance and battery life.

When charging the batteries, if the system detects that the battery stacks are hot it will cool the batteries before charging to suppress battery cell degradation. It can be turned on and off by the user in the multi-information display.

Alternatively, the battery can also be heated in cold temperatures using four heaters mounted below the each of the four battery stacks, helping to foster the ideal battery temperature regardless of environmental conditions.

The air-cooled AC charging system uses an on-board 6.6kW charger that can fully charge the battery in as little as two and a half hours when using a 32A charging current, with the charge status able to be checked on the vehicle's multi-information display. A 10A charging current will see a full charge take around seven and a half hours.

Owners can set a charging schedule that can begin charging at a desired time, or alternatively can be set up to be completed by the time of departure.

When charging, the My Room function enables the electrical equipment such as the air conditioning and audio system to be used with an external power source while the charging cable is connected.

Both the NX 350h AWD and NX 450h+ use the E-Four all-wheel-drive system, efficiently utilising battery power to drive the front and rear wheels, with a variable torque distribution ratio allowing drive to be split from 100:0 front/rear to a rear-biased 20:80.

The AWD system employs a three-axis, two-stage reduction system for the rear transaxle with high-precision tooth surface finishing on the gears and a disc spring between the side gear and side gear washer in the differential, which contribute to enhanced quietness and acceleration in low-traction scenarios, respectively.

In high-traction conditions the system will distribute the torque in line with the load transfer of the vehicle to enhance acceleration. In low-traction conditions it can distribute torque to where there is the most traction - if there is wheel slip at the front, for example, it can increase torque to the rear wheels.

The front-rear torque distribution can be displayed on the multi-information display.


1Manufacturer's list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
2Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (L/100km).
3Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.
4Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Distance is approximate and may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Based on New European Driving Cycle testing

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SUPPLE RIDE QUALITY, AGILE HANDLING OF ALL-NEW NX ADVANCES LEXUS DRIVING SIGNATURE


The all-new NX blends soothing refinement and driver engagement with its newly developed suspension, finely tuned steering calibration and highly rigid chassis combining with the dynamic powertrains to further the Lexus Driving Signature.

Underpinning the all-new NX is the sophisticated and highly regarded Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, which has been bolstered with multiple enhancements to ensure it is both light and rigid.

As a Lexus-first, laser peening welding - a laser welding technology using laser screw welding - has been applied along the upper and lower door sills, helping to improve torsional rigidity and minimise weight.

Further reinforcements are made with short pitch welding on the B-pillars, extensive use of structural adhesive along the vehicle floor and high-rigidity foam along the tailgate aperture, all of which prevent cross-sectional deformation and promote excellent handling and ride comfort.

A hash-shaped front suspension member has been adopted to enhance rigidity, while the rear body frame now offers a double annular construction which allows the vehicle body to settle after cornering or lane changes.

Even the bonnet latch has been upgraded to a twin-lock design, with designers leveraging the hood itself to promote further rigidity while reducing body deformation and unwanted bonnet vibration.

As another Lexus-first, tailor welded blanks have been applied on the outer rocker reinforcement, promoting a reduction in weight of 1.6kg.

The adoption of 1470 MPa press material on the roof of non-sunroof-equipped NX models has resulted in a reduction in panel thickness to lower the centre of gravity.

Further strength weight reduction measures include the adoption of aluminium for the bonnet and front fenders, and a new overlapping hot-stamp welding design for the centre pillar.

Lexus engineers have completely renewed the suspension of the NX, with a redeveloped MacPherson strut front set-up, with the suspension arm, bush and shock absorber all refined to further reduce shock and vibrations.

A smooth suspension stroke has been achieved by optimising the angle of the lower arm, upper support and shock absorber, helping to reduce suspension friction to a level lower than that of its main competitors.

On the NX 250, Luxury and Sports Luxury, the new front shock absorber features an optimised rod guide bush, piston band and oil seal, and has adopted a rebound spring inside the shock absorber that together provide quick response from the initial movement stage - while increasing the roll rigidity on the suspension extension stroke.

The strut bearing rotation axis has been aligned with the kingpin axis that helps to eliminate twisting of the strut bearing when the steering wheel is turned, which enhances vehicle pull resistance and steering feel.

Engineers minimised the change in rigidity of the bound stopper when deflected while optimising its shape for linear rebound. The suspension lower arm has also been redesigned to reduce displacement when subjected to lateral force when cornering.

Weight reduction measures include using a hollow stabiliser bar, aluminium construction for the front suspension knuckle and stabiliser link, and lighter high-stress materials for the coil springs.

At the rear, engineers crafted a new trailing arm type double-wishbone suspension layout, which like the front set-up, has been carefully refined to offer the superb ride comfort Lexus is renowned for.

The installation spacing between the two lower arms has been refined, encouraging toe-in during high-speed cornering and braking, therefore promoting improved stability.

The optimisation of the front shock absorbers and coil springs have been repeated at the rear, while the trailing arm shape has changed, moving the attachment point upwards and adding a burring in the name of improved ride comfort.

Engineers widened the clearance of the trailing arm bush to further improve vibration absorption.

Hollow stabiliser bars and aluminium links have also been adopted at the rear, while aluminium has also been used for the axle carrier.

F Sport grades feature Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), which employs shock absorbers that use linear solenoid actuators to actively control the damping force on all four wheels in response to driving input and road surface conditions.

Promoting shock isolation and a smooth, flat ride, the new AVS has been improved over the outgoing model by expanding the range of variable damping force, allowing for greater compatibility with a broader range of road surfaces and driving operations.

AVS uses a vast range of parameters to precisely calculate the required damping force, including vehicle speed, roll posture, pitch from acceleration and deceleration, road roughness, unsprung weight resonance and vertical oscillations.

It is also linked to the vehicle's active safety systems, making the necessary adjustments in the event that a collision is possible or if the vehicle loses traction, maximising the safety of the occupants.

Drivers can also manually select two levels of damping force through the drive mode select function, with Normal and Sport modes controlling the level of damping force to more finely prioritise either ride comfort or steering response and stability.

A rack-assist-type electric power steering system has been adopted with a focus on delivering a vehicle that is in perfect harmony with the driver, and is connected in line with the values of the renowned Lexus Driving Signature.

A motor control unit with an integrated motor and motor current control ECU have been added, with a vehicle speed function able to smoothly adjust the steering characteristics in accordance with vehicle speed.

Petrol and hybrid-electric (HEV) powertrains also gain a variable rack gear, with a low stroke ratio used up to a 20-degree steering angle, and increasing at higher angles to allow for both vehicle stability at high speeds and agility in tight corners respectively.

Controllability of the braking systems has been refined on HEV and plug-in hybrid electric vehice (PHEV) powertrins, with a pedal return damping mechanism installed for the first time on a Lexus vehicle.

Hybrid variants employ an electronically controlled brake system, while petrol versions use a vacuum brake system. A larger brake pedal with a greater foot contact area has been adopted to give drivers greater ease of operability.

For the first time on a Lexus, AWD models will feature trail mode, which provides integrated control of the AWD, braking and drive force parameters to prevent wheel slip on low-traction surfaces.

The range of measures such as improved body rigidity and supple ride quality also contribute to improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) measures.

Lexus has further introduced a number of additional brand-firsts to further refine an already hushed cabin, with particular focus on wet-weather and high-speed driving scenarios.

One such feature new to Lexus is a door opening weather strip with a new cross section. Typically, when a vehicle's speed increases, the change in air pressure produces a force that sucks the door outwards, particularly at around 110km/h.

The suction hampers sealing performance and noise reduction, however the new weather strip has been designed to improve sealing and provide a level of quietness that allows for clear conversations at the 110km/h maximum speed limit.

Further reductions in road and engine noise are achieved by dividing the dash panel into upper and lower sections while increasing the thickness of the lower part.

A damping sheet has been fixed to the roof panel to suppress vibration, while damping and noise absorbing materials and methods have been liberally applied to the underfloor, inner dash, engine undercover and fender liners.

A foam coating is applied at the base of the front and centre pillars for the first time to cover miniscule gaps that cannot be sealed by sheet materials, while the glass run in the front door has adopted a new cross-section with an added lip that promotes greater noise insulation.

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LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+ SUITE INTRODUCES THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF OCCUPANT PROTECTION


Lexus-first technologies bolster the advanced Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) and excellent levels of occupant protection in the all-new NX, combined with eight SRS airbags and a variety of other cutting-edge active safety systems1.

A Lexus-first is Safe Exit Assist (SEA), while the NX also debuts Intersection Turn Assist (ITA), Emergency Steering Assist (ESA) and Emergency Driving Stop System as standard across the range - plus an interior digital rear-view mirror on Sports Luxury, F Sport with Enhancement Pack 2 and NX 450h+ F Sport grades.

SEA works in tandem with the new E-Latch system to minimise the likelihood of a collision with a cyclist or vehicle when exiting the car. Using blind-spot monitor sensors, SEA can detect vehicles and bicycles passing from behind the vehicle, and can issue a flashing indicator on the door mirror, buzzing and voice warnings to alert the vehicle occupant. It can also prevent the door from opening to avoid a collision1.

Forming part of the latest pre-collision system (PCS) is also NX-first Intersection Turn Assist (ITA), which can help provide emergency braking when turning at an intersection1.

The system can detect oncoming vehicles in up to two adjacent lanes or pedestrians and cyclists approaching from the opposite direction, and if the vehicle is turning at an intersection with the turn signal on, it can engage in the same set of warnings and pre-collision braking as the PCS.

ITA can also detect vehicles and motorcycles crossing intersections in a perpendicular direction, and it can provide warnings or activate the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a collision.

PCS also includes Emergency Steering Assist, which can support the driver if they need to make an evasive steering manoeuvre, providing extra steering torque to enhance vehicle stability and help keep the vehicle in its lane1.

Lane Trace Assist (LTA) with lane centring function helps keep the vehicle in the middle of its lane when DRCC is activated, with the system bolstered to allow detection not only of white lines but also three-dimensional objects - helping to read the shape of the road more accurately1.

Another new feature for the NX has also been added, where the lane centring function is adjusted when passing vehicles in an adjacent lane or roadside construction works to move the lane centring towards the evasive side of the lane, emulating the natural movements of the driver1.

If the driver becomes unable to operate the vehicle while LTA is activated, for example in a medical emergency, the new Emergency Driving Stop System can judge the driver's status and gently bring the car to a stop within the lane while warning surrounding cars1.

Lane Departure Alert (LDA) has also been upgraded with broader functionality, now able to recognise road objects like utility poles, curb stones, guardrails, walls and other similar objects1.

It is also more intuitive, with a function that can prevent activation of LDA if a person or parked vehicle is identified and the system judges that the lane departure is actually an evasive manoeuvre executed by the driver.

PCS is upgraded to the latest system for the all-new NX, pairing a millimetre wave radar and monocular camera sensor to accurately read the road ahead and facilitate the execution of the pre-collision warning and braking systems1.

PCS offers pedestrian, cyclist and daytime motorcycle detection, and in the event of an impending collision, will first offer a series of audible warnings to the driver.

If the driver begins to brake, PCS can offer further braking assistance if required. If the system detects that a collision is highly likely or imminent, it can automatically provide strong braking force to either avoid or mitigate the impact of a crash.

Braking force can also remain post-impact, to help reduce the likelihood of a secondary collision.

As with PCS, the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) system also employs the millimetre wave radar sensor and monocular camera sensor to provide smooth and linear adaptive cruise control characteristics1.

Lexus has improved the DRCC system, increasing the number of distance settings for preceding vehicles from three to four while also making changes to realise smoother operation when out on the road.

The system can recognise surrounding vehicles three-dimensionally, meaning if a vehicle cuts in front of the NX from a close distance, it can recognise the vehicle's front end, registering a lane change earlier than previous systems.

DRCC can use this early detection data to provide smoother acceleration and deceleration characteristics, while also considering preceding vehicles further up the road.

A new DRCC feature has been added when travelling at 80km/h or more, where when following a vehicle that is travelling slower than the set speed, preliminary acceleration is applied when the driver engages the indicator on the overtaking side.

If no vehicles have been detected in the overtaking lane, the vehicle will begin to smoothly accelerate as it changes lanes, returning to the pre-set speed without typical delay followed by harsh acceleration.

The inverse also applies when the vehicle is merging into a lane populated by a preceding vehicle travelling slower than the pre-set speed, with gentle preliminary deceleration applied when the indicator is activated.

If a vehicle moves in front of the NX while DRCC is activated, the movement of the vehicle will show up on the vehicle display in the instrument cluster.

DRCC works with the Road Sign Assist (RSA) function that allows the vehicle speed to easily be reset in accordance with the speed limit identified by RSA, which is displayed on the multi-information display and, on F Sport and Sports Luxury grades, the head-up display (HUD)1.

The DRCC system can also intelligently handle twisting roads owing to the Curve Speed Reduction Function, which can autonomously suppress vehicle speed through curved roads where required.

The standard Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) helps facilitate safe lane changes, with a sensing range of up to 60 metres rearward1.

NX 250 and Luxury grades feature a single-unit automatic high-beam (AHB) system capable of intuitively dimming the high beam lamps if a vehicle is detected ahead of the vehicle1.

F Sport and Sports Luxury grades include the sophisticated adaptive high-beam system (AHS), which can selectively dim certain areas of the road to avoid dazzling other road users, while maintaining illumination for the rest of the road1.

Using 11 LED light modules, AHS also has four different operating modes that can suit the driving situation at hand.

At low speeds, Urban mode provides the widest field of vision possible, while reaching 30-80km/h activates Normal mode which narrows the field of vision slightly while increasing illumination distance.

High speed mode provides the narrowest field of vision but the greatest distance visibility, which can also be altered in wet weather to Rain mode which reduces light and therefore glare in the central area.

Rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), parking support alert (PKSA) and parking support brake (PKSB) make parking the NX a simple process, using sensors and cameras to detect if static objects, pedestrians or rear-crossing vehicles are in danger of colliding with the vehicle - which can then provide warnings and pre-collision braking to help prevent or mitigate a collision1.

NX 250 and Luxury grades feature a reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, while F Sport and Sports Luxury gain a panoramic view monitor (PVM) that offers a broad range of views for the driver - including the clearance on either side of the vehicle, panoramic view, a rear-oriented diagonal view and a see-through mode that shows underneath the vehicle.

The NX 350h F Sport AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 and NX 350h Sports Luxury AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 also come with Intelligent Park Assist that supports parking operations via an on-screen display, voice and audible buzzer.

Supporting both perpendicular and reverse parallel parking, Intelligent Park Assist can also be configured to enable parking in a pre-registered parking space by using a pre-recorded image and matching it with a current camera image at home or work. Up to three parking spaces can be registered.

Also standard on the all NX 350h Sports Luxury grades, the NX 350h F Sport AWD with Enhancement Pack 2 and the NX 450h+ F Sport, an interior digital rear-view mirror provides a high-resolution display of conditions at the rear of the vehicle.

The digital interior rear-view mirror, which can be switched to the conventional optical mirror mode at any time, can avoid obstructions that typically affect traditional rear-view mirrors such as a high position of the rear headrests, tall items in the boot area that obstruct the rear window glass or too-dark conditions1.


1Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely. 3-year complimentary period applies.

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LEXUS CONNECTED SERVICES EXPANDS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CONNECTED APP


Lexus will expand its advanced Lexus Connected Services1 technologies in 2022, with the launch of the new Lexus Connected smartphone app to coincide with the arrival of the all-new Lexus NX luxury medium SUV.

The all-new NX joins the new ES and LS with complimentary Lexus Connected Services1 - including Automatic Collision Notification (ACN)2, SOS Emergency Call1 and Stolen Vehicle Tracking (SVT)4 - and will now expand this functionality even further.

Customers who purchase the all-new NX will be offered complimentary new convenience and safety technologies accessed through a state-of-the-art new Lexus Connected smartphone app.

Together with the existing Lexus App, which allows seamless access to the renowned Lexus Encore owner benefits program, the new Lexus Connected app will facilitate new connectivity features seen for the first time on a Lexus in Australia.

Lexus Connected Services uses a Data Communication Module (DCM) integrated in the vehicle and connected to a mobile network.

New-functionality highlights include:

Lexus Remote Connect: allows owners to remotely lock the car's doors and boot; turn the engine on and off; activate the car's horns, headlights and hazard lights; and set the climate control - all at the touch of a button5.

NX 450h+ owners will also be able to access battery charge information and the locations of nearby Chargefox charging stations.

Lexus Status Connect: allows owners to access a wealth of vehicle information including odometer, tyre pressure, fuel level and distance to empty, recent trip information, last known location, the lock/unlock status of the doors, windows, boot and bonnet and the off/on status of hazard lights5.

It also analyses the acceleration, braking and cornering behaviour to give drivers a "Drive Pulse" rating. If another person is driving the car, owners can set thresholds and receive notifications if parameters for speed, distance, drive time or curfews are breached.

Lexus Multimedia Connect: synchronises the app with the vehicle's multimedia system to offer cloud-based connected navigation with live traffic, weather, parking and map updates, location searching, and first-mile and last-mile routing.

It also offers personalisation of the head unit display, settings and vehicle preferences; increased voice command functionality; access to notifications; and web browsing through the head unit using Wi-Fi tethering to a user's smartphone (if wireless data is available from the user's smartphone) to be released in the first half of 2022.

For NX 250 and Luxury grades, the new system uses cloud-based maps where a DCM data connection is available, further enhanced through the provision of surrounding area map data that enables temporary offline navigation.

The system allows the driver to ask their Lexus for information about the nearest petrol station, and to receive live directions, live traffic, parking and location services via the DCM.

In addition, F Sport and Sports Luxury grades feature embedded satellite navigation mapping.

For all new NX variants, accessing these features is made available after signing-up to the Lexus Connected Smartphone app and progressing through the setup procedure.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said the Lexus Connected Services updates reflect the Lexus determination to increase technology standards.

"The enhanced Lexus Connected Services follow our expansion of the leading Encore owner benefits program with additional complimentary features, both for the all-new NX and for customers who have already purchased certain Lexus models," Mr Pappas said.

"These additional features will further complement the significant new in-cabin and active safety technologies making their debut in the all-new Lexus NX and increase the delight of owning the most recent versions of the IS, ES and LS."

Lexus Australia can confirm that customers who have purchased a facelifted IS (build date September 2020 onwards), or the latest versions of the ES and LS, will be offered the Lexus Connected smartphone app with complimentary new convenience and safety technologies.

Anticipating customer needs by providing additional no-cost technologies as they become available, new IS and LS customers will be able to enjoy the following features: myGarage (with e-Manual, and remote odometer and fuel level readouts), Guest Driver Settings, Drive Pulse, last parked/last known location and remote vehicle status confirmation with windows open/closed notification.

New ES customers enjoy the above features, as well as remote distance to empty readout, remote confirmation for doors open/closed, locked/unlocked, boot and bonnet open/closed, hazard lights on, tyre pressure information and Trip A/Trip B details. The Lexus Connected smartphone app can also send alerts should the status of hazard lights, door locking, or windows, bonnet or boot opening change.

New features support existing Lexus Connected Services technologies that debuted as standard on the new IS, ES and LS, and now the all-new NX.

This includes the Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) service, where the vehicle will initiate a voice call to a 24/7 Lexus Emergency Call Centre in the event of a crash2. If required, the agent will contact emergency services and provide them with the vehicle's location information.

Drivers can also press an integrated roof-mounted SOS button to call for help3, and can have their vehicle tracked in the event it is stolen, via the Stolen Vehicle Tracking4 function.

Lexus offers three-year complimentary subscription to Lexus Connected Services from the registration date of applicable vehicles.

The three-year subscription to Lexus Connected Services complements the three-year membership of the Lexus Encore owner benefits program standard on the NX, as well as the UX, ES and RX - which is upgraded to the Lexus Encore Platinum owner benefits program for the LS, as well as the LX, LC, UX 300e and now the flagship NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV).


1Not available outside Australia or if services are disabled or terminated. Dependent on 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if a service is disabled or terminated. Only activates if vehicle's DCM detects airbag deployment or an impact sensor notification. Dependent on 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only operates if vehicle's SOS button is pressed. Dependent on 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Dependent on sufficient battery power, 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components & other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Guest required to obtain Police report. Vehicle location information, if available, only provided to Police. Vehicle recovery not guaranteed. For details, visit https://www.lexus.com.au/owners/apps/lexus-connected-app/faq
5For details, visit https://www.lexus.com.au/owners/apps/lexus-connected-app/faq

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LEADING ENCORE PLATINUM OWNER BENEFITS PROGRAM EXPANDED TO INCLUDE FLAGSHIP NX 450h+ SUV


Lexus is offering customers of the flagship, all-new NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) complimentary home charger installation1 and membership to the leading Encore Platinum owner benefits program2.

As Encore Platinum members, Lexus NX 450h+ owners will have access to Lexus vehicles when travelling interstate or to New Zealand, access to exclusive events and offers, and a home recharger including complimentary installation.

Installed by electric vehicle recharging specialists JetCharge, the home recharger can reduce charging times to as little as two-and-a-half hours for the NX 450h+, and which can deliver a class-leading up to 87km of zero tailpipe emissions driving3.

NX 450h+ customers can also choose to upgrade to a premium charger additional scope of functionality, with a touch-display, Wi-Fi and Ethernet compatibility, smartphone app connectivity, and dynamic load management - which can avoid blackouts and surprise energy bills, measuring a home's live energy usage and automatically adjusting the charge to the NX 450h+ in harmony with the local grid.

NX 450h+ owners will also be provided with two charging cables.

The NX 450h+ joins the Lexus UX 300e battery electric vehicle (BEV), LX flagship SUV, LC sports car, and LS flagship sedan with a three-year membership to Encore Platinum with owner benefits accessed seamlessly via the Lexus App.

The Encore Platinum owner benefits program includes the pioneering Lexus on Demand, where members are invited to borrow another Lexus up to four times during their membership, for up to eight days at a time2.

For example, NX 450h+ owners could borrow the luxurious LS for an important business trip, the stunning LC coupe for a stylish weekend getaway, or a UX 300e to experience the first Lexus BEV4.

Vehicles can be booked through the Lexus App for collection at the Qantas valet of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth airports, or even internationally at Auckland and Queenstown in New Zealand.

Alternatively, for ultimate convenience members can book a vehicle for collection at a significant number of Lexus dealerships nationwide - including, most recently, the addition of Lexus of Cairns in far north Queensland.

The NX 450h+ will also be added to the fleet of available Lexus on Demand models, allowing all members to experience the thrill of the first Lexus PHEV in a luxurious and high-performance SUV package4.

Encore Platinum membership also includes complimentary valet parking at participating Westfield shopping centres nationwide or Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne5.

Available for use up to eight times, there is no need to book - simply drive your NX 450h+ in and show the valet your Lexus App with remaining valet parking passes.

The Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h feature a three-year Lexus Encore membership providing comprehensive Lexus Service Experience assurance along with exclusive rewards and event opportunities.

All grades will come with Capped Price Servicing to three years or 45,000km, at $495 per service. As with all new Lexus models covered under the program, the NX can be collected from the owner's home or place of work, with a complimentary loan vehicle delivered door to door for ultimate peace of mind.

Three years of coverage is also provided for the above-and-beyond DriveCare roadside assistance, affording customers round-the-clock breakdown assistance, towing, entry assistance, coverage for one-way metropolitan taxi fares up to $150, and more6.

Befitting a leading luxury lifestyle brand, all Lexus Encore members also gain exclusive access to luxurious event experiences, such as golf days, dinners, track events and money-can't-buy experiences with Lexus ambassadors5.

Encore members also gain special offers with hotel partners Raes on Wategos in Byron Bay, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains and Jackalope Hotel on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula5.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said yet another expansion of the Encore Platinum again demonstrated the luxury lifestyle brand's commitment to delivering the industry-leading owner benefits program to even more customers.

"Lexus is ensuring that our high-performance, low-emissions NX 450h+ is backed by the incredible Encore Platinum owner benefits program along with a home recharger and two charging cables," Mr Pappas said.

"It's all designed to ensure owners of the first Lexus plug-in hybrid enjoy a luxury lifestyle experience to match the electrifying performance and class-leading tailpipe emissions of the flagship NX 450h+."

The Lexus Encore program was expanded in 2020 to include the flagship Lexus Platinum tier, and was expanded further in 2021 with the pioneering Lexus on Demand extended to incorporate Auckland and Queenstown pick-up points in New Zealand.

With the UX 300e joining the Encore Platinum owner benefits program in late 2021, the addition of the NX 450h+ is the latest in a long line of upgrades delivered to Lexus customers.


1Complimentary ABB Single Phase 7kW AC wall charger supplied and installed by Jet Charge. Eligibility determined at Lexus and Jet Charge's discretion. Vehicle owner must obtain appropriate site permissions and access prior to installation. Electricity consumption charges are owners responsibility. Refer to operating instructions for usage guidance. Upgrades and equipment add-ons at additional cost. Rainchecks not available. Cannot be redeemed for monetary value. See jetcharge.com.au for T&Cs and lexus.com.au/encore for details.
2Encore and Encore Platinum Benefits apply on selected new and demonstrator vehicles for a 3 year period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Inclusions may change without notice. Subject to availability. For full T&Cs, details and eligible models, see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/encore.
3Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Distance is approximate and may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Based on New European Driving Cycle testing.
4Subject to availability. For full T&Cs and details see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/Encore.
5Encore Benefit partners and inclusions are subject to change without notice.
6DriveCare as part of Encore Benefits applies for a 5 year period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Coverage and service inclusions vary dependent on vehicle location. For full T&Cs see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/smallprint/encore-terms

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LEXUS NX SPECIFICATIONS


DIMENSIONS
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Overall length 4660mm
Overall width 1865mm
Overall height NX 250, NX 350h 2WD and AWD Luxury (18” tyres): 1660mm
F Sport, Sports Luxury (20” tyres): 1670mm
Wheelbase 2690mm
Front track 1605mm
Rear track 1625mm
Front overhang 1007mm
Rear overhang 963mm
Running clearance1 (Location: exhaust pipe) NX 350h 2WD and AWD Luxury: 180mm
NX 250: 185mm
Others: 190mm
Approach angle 16 degrees
Departure angle 25 degrees
Towing capacity2 (braked) NX 350h: 1500kg
Other variants: 1,000kg
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Length 1805mm
Width 1542mm
Height 1195mm, 1183mm (moonroof), 1171mm (panoramic roof)
Luggage volume (VDA) All seats up: 520 litres; maximum: 1,141 litres
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES
  NX 250 NX 350 AWD NX 350h 2WD NX 350h AWD NX 450h+
Gross weight3 2205kg 2370kg 2320kg 2380kg 2540kg
Kerb weight3 1705kg 1860kg 1810kg 1870kg 2050kg
Seating capacity 5
Fuel tank 55 litres
POWERTRAIN
 PETROL-ONLY MODELS
  NX 250 NX 350
Type A25A-FKS T24A-FTS
Arrangement, valve mechanism 2.5 litres, in-line 4 cylinder, DOHC, Dual VVT-i 2.4 litres, in-line 4 cylinder, DOHC, Dual VVT-i
Fuel-injection system D-4S sequential multiport, direct and port fuel injection D-4ST sequential multiport, direct and port fuel injection
Intake system Naturally aspirated Turbocharged
Capacity 2487cm3 2393cm3
Bore x stroke 87.5mm x 103.4mm 87.5mm x 99.5mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1 11.0:1
Power 152kW @ 6600rpm 205kW @ 6000rpm
Torque 243Nm @ 4000-5000rpm 430Nm @ 1700-3600rpm
Min fuel octane 95 RON
Emissions EURO 6b
 PETROL-ONLY TRANSMISSION: EIGHT SPEED AUTOMATIC
Type UB80E UA81F
Ratios
1st 5.250 5.519
2nd 3.028 3.184
3rd 1.950 2.050
4th 1.456 1.491
5th 1.220 1.234
6th 1.000 1.000
7th 0.808 0.800
8th 0.673 0.673
Reverse 4.014 4.220
Differential gear ratio (front/rear) 3.417 / - 3.329 / 2.277
2.5-LITRE HYBRID PETROL ENGINE (Atkinson Cycle)
  NX 350h 2WD, AWD NX 450h+ AWD
Type A25A-FXS
Arrangement, valve mechanism 2.5 litres, in-line 4 cylinder, DOHC, Dual VVT-i
Capacity 2487cm3
Bore x stroke 87.5mm x 103.5mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power (petrol engine only) 140kW @ 6000rpm 136kW @ 6000rpm
Maximum combined output 179kW 227kW
Torque 239Nm @ 4300-4500rpm 227Nm @ 3200-3700rpm
Fuel system D-4S sequential multiport, direct and port fuel injection
Intake system Naturally aspirated
Min fuel octane 95 RON
Emissions Euro6b
TRANSMISSION
Type P810 e-CVT
Differential gear ratio (front/rear) FWD: 3.412 / -
AWD: - / 10.781
- / 10.781
HYBRID SYSTEM
Type Series/parallel, full hybrid
Motor Generator Synchronous, permanent magnet
MG maximum power 134kW
MG maximum torque 270Nm
Motor Generator Rear (AWD) Synchronous, permanent magnet
MGR maximum power 40kW
MGR maximum torque 121Nm
High-voltage battery Lithium-ion
Nominal voltage 259V (3.7V/cell) 355.2V (3.7V/cell)
Number of cells 70 96
Battery capacity   18.1kWh
FUEL ECONOMY (litres/100km )4
  NX 250 NX 350 NX 350h 2WD NX 350h AWD NX 450h+
Combined 6.9 8.1 5.0 5.0 1.3
Extra-urban 5.8 6.4 5.0 5.0  
Urban 9.0 11.1 5.2 5.3  
CO2 emissions (g/km)5 158 185 113 114 29
EV driving range (km)6         87
CHASSIS
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson strut, stabiliser bar
Rear Trailing Arm Type Double-Wishbone
STEERING
Type Rack and pinion with electric power steering
Turning circle (kerb) 11.6m
Turns lock to lock PHEV: 2.65; Other variants: 2.35
BRAKES
Front 328mm/28mm ventilated discs
PHEV: 328mm/34mm ventilated discs
Rear 317mm/18mm ventilated discs
Parking brake Electronic (centre console switch)
Brake systems ABS with brake assist; ECB on hybrid
WHEELS & TYRES
NX 250, 350h Luxury 18 x 7.5J alloy, 235/60R18 103H (run flat)
F SPORT 20 x 7.5J alloy, 235/50R20 100V (run flat)
Sports Luxury 20 x 7.5J alloy, 235/50R20 100V (run flat)


1 Dimensions are approximate and are subject to individual vehicle variances, accessory fitment and weight carried.
Towing capacity subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
3 Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.
4 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined/urban/extra urban (L/100km) for manual / auto models.
Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted
Based on the European Driving Cycle (NEDC) mode.

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(Left to right) Lexus NX 250, NX 450h+ F Sport, NX 350 F Sport EP2, NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD.
(Left to right) Lexus NX 250, NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD, NX 450h+ F Sport, NX 350 F Sport EP2.
(Left to right) Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport and NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD.
(Left to right) Lexus NX 350 F Sport EP2 and NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD.
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Lexus NX 350 F Sport EP2.
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Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport.
Lexus NX 350 F Sport EP2.
Lexus NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD.
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Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport.
Lexus NX 350h Sports Luxury 2WD.
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