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LEXUS NX ESTATE

350h 2.5 5dr E-CVT [Premium Pack] 2WD

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions129.00g/km

Driver Convenience

  • 4 driving modes EV/Eco/Normal/Sport
  • 7" display in instrument binnacle
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • eCall emergency system
  • Electric speed sensitive power steering
  • Intelligent parking sensors - 4 front and 4 rear
  • Lane change flasher function
  • Lexus link connect - Cloud based navigation, cloud based voice assistant, always online and 9.8" VGA touchscreen
  • Push button starter
  • Reversing camera with back guidelines
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
  • Wireless Smartphone charger

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Hybrid automatic transmission
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Entertainment

  • 10 speakers
  • 4 USB ports
  • DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlights
  • Bi LED headlights
  • Front and rear one touch power windows, with anti-jam protection
  • Heated, auto-folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors with reverse tilt function and turn indicators
  • Hidden exhaust pipe
  • Illuminated door handles with puddle light
  • LED brake lights and rear lights with emergency brake signal
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front and rear sequential indicators
  • LED front fog lights
  • Power back door system
  • Privacy glass, rear doors and tailgate
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof rails

Interior Features

  • 12V accessory port centre console and luggage compartment
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 2 x fixed shopping bag hooks in boot
  • 2 x sun visors with vanity mirror and lamp
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 6 tie down hooks in boot
  • 6 way manually adjustable front seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Adjustable rear seat backrest
  • Ambient light 1 colour
  • Card holder installed in driver and passengers sun visors
  • Centre armrest with storage box
  • Dual climate control air conditioning system
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Front and rear textile carpet mats
  • Front passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather gear lever
  • LED interior illumination
  • Power adjustable leather steering wheel with paddle shifts
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Tahara leather upholstery
  • WIL - Whiplash Injury Lessening seats

Passive Safety

  • 2 x Isofix child rear seat restraints
  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Adjustable seat belt anchor points
  • Driver and front passenger 2 stage airbag
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • E-Latch with safe exit assist
  • EBD + Brake Assist
  • ECB (Electronically Controlled Brake System)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front and rear curtain shield airbags
  • Front center airbag
  • Front passenger seat cushion airbag
  • Hill assist control
  • Lexus safety system - dynamic radar cruise control, pre collision system day and night, lane tracing assist, road sign, automatic high beam, OTA
  • Manual rear child locks
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure warning

Security

  • 2 x remote key fobs
  • Anti-theft system with alarm, intrusion sensor, glass breakage sensor, tilt sensor and engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Two motion door lock with double lock
  • VIN Window etching

Trim

  • 3D prism black Inlay

Wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    18.1
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    67
  • NOx
    0.0016
  • Particles
    0.0008
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    129
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    129
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    155
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    160
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    155
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    110
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH
    115
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL
    110
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    135
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH
    139
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL
    135
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    106
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    106

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2487
  • Compression Ratio
    14.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    87.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    103.4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    49.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    47.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    49.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    40.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    39.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    40.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    55.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    47.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    47.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    60.1

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.5
  • Badge Power
    244
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    h
  • Coin Series
    [Premium Pack]
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    31E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    83
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    91
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    244
  • Engine Power - KW
    179
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    176
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    24.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    239
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4300

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/60 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/60 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1640
  • Length
    4660
  • Wheelbase
    2690
  • Width
    1865
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    55
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2380
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    521
  • Max. Loading Weight
    580
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1800
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.6

With its second generation NX, Lexus at last fields a properly class-competitive contender in the segment for mid-sized premium brand SUVs. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

At last, Lexus seems to have sorted out its SUV and drivetrain strategy. The brand has never had a properly-sized mid-shaped model similar in aspiration and shaping to key premium models like the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes GLC. The company's first generation NX crossover wasn't quite big enough to fill that role, but it was just a little too large and pricey to fill the compact premium SUV niche now taken by the smaller Lexus UX. This second generation NX, in contrast, is a direct Q5 and GLC rival, also taking on cars like the BMW X3 and the Jaguar F-PACE on equal terms. All of these models now offer a plug-in hybrid option, something no Lexus in history has ever provided. Well this second generation NX can give you that too - if you don't want its standard self-charging hybrid powertrain. In short, this car looks a rejuvenated proposition.

Driving Experience

Most NX sales will be of the standard self-charging hybrid NX 350h model, which as before uses a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol electric engine. This car though, uses a re-engineered fourth generation hybrid system offering 241bhp (20% more power than the previous version of this engine could produce). As before, sales are focused across the range on AWD versions. The extra power means a 15% improvement in acceleration, so 62mph from rest in the 350h AWD takes 7.7s. Plus this MK2 NX will handle the turns better thanks to a stiffer body shell, a 20mm lower centre of gravity, better weight balance and increased track width at each end. Professional racing drivers were apparently used to tune the handling responses. This time round, there's also an alternative NX model, the NX 450h+ plug-in variant which uses the same PHEV powertrain we've already tested in the Toyota RAV4 and the Suzuki Across. Here, a 182bhp 2.5-litre normally aspirated four cylinder engine is paired with a 180bhp electric motor on the front axle and a further 54bhp motor on the rear axle. That means a total power output of 305bhp, channelled through permanent 4WD, with a 0-62mph time of just 6.3s. The motors are powered by an 18.1kWh battery which when fully charged has an electric driving range of up to 47 miles and can run at speeds of up to 83mph.

Design and Build

This second generation NX takes the styling themes established with the brand's smaller UX crossover and interprets them into a slightly larger size, with various cues from the first generation NX model. Owners of the original car might notice and find familiarity with the complex side surfacing, the signature Lexus front grille and the 'kick up' around the rear C-pillar. There's a neat tailgate arrangement that sees the rear lamps adopt a slim wraparound signature over the rear bodywork. Most significantly, this MK2 NX is quite a lot larger than its predecessor. The overall length is now 4,660mm, 20mm more than before, making this car now only about 2cm shorter than an Audi Q5. This NX is now also 20mm wider and 5mm taller than before. Under the skin is the same TNGA-K chassis used in the Toyota RAV4. Inside, the cabin has been significantly updated, primarily with bigger screens which no longer operate using the much-criticised previous touchpad system. The standard centre screen offering - 'Lexus Link Connect' - is 9.8-inches in size. Alternatively, there's the top 14-inch 'Lexus Link Pro' set-up. Around the cabin, there's the brand latest 'Tazona' cockpit design with its high-quality materials and a dashboard that curves towards the driver's seat. Lexus has also introduced touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel. The back seat offers class competitive space for two adults. And there's a decently sized 521-litre boot.

Market and Model

Expect a starting price for the NX 350h self-charging AWD model of around £40,000 in base form, with prices up to around £55,000. The three equipment grades are base NX, 'F SPORT' and 'Takumi' and within these, there are various pack options you can specify. You'll be paying quite a lot more for an NX 450h+ plug-in model - in the £51,000-£61,000 bracket. You do at least get lots of equipment for that. Including the latest Lexus multimedia platform that meets customer priorities for fast, intuitive on-board connectivity. It introduces smart services, including a cloud-based navigation system, via the car's data connection module (DCM). This provides real-time journey information and traffic updates without using up the customer's data plan. There is also a new "Hey Lexus" assistant, which responds to natural voice commands, as if you are conversing with the car. This NX is Lexus's first model to feature the third generation of Lexus Safety System+, equipping it as standard with a comprehensive package of active safety and driver assistance features. These include further expansion of the brand's Pre-Collision System capabilities so that motorcycles and some solid objects in the car's path, such as trees, walls and utility poles, can be detected. It also gains a new function that identifies collision risks with oncoming traffic or crossing pedestrians when making a turn at a junction. With these developments, the Pre-Collision System can recognise and help to avoid 36 per cent more accident scenarios than previously.

Cost of Ownership

Improvements made to this car's fourth generation self-charging Hybrid system have enabled CO2 emissions to drop by about 10% compared to the previous generation model, which gives the front driven NX 350h variant an emissions reading of up to 129g/km and up to 49.5mpg on the combined cycle. It's up to 130g/km and 47.0mpg for the 350h AWD. Lexus expects the NX 450h+ Plug-in variant to deliver CO2 emissions of up to 21g/km and up to 313.8mpg (yes, really). With the NX 450h+ PHEV variant, you can set charging times is by using the provided 'Lexus Link' app, which also allows you to set charging schedules according to when the vehicle is next expected to be driven - or when energy prices are low. Via this app, you can also defrost the windows and either pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin before you reach the car, so you won't have to spend climate system energy doing so once you're underway. The LexusLink app additionally allows NX 450h+ owners to check battery charge and driving range - and find public charging stations in the 'Lexus Charging Network' - there are about 160,000 of them across Europe, with around 30,000 of those in the UK. NX 450+ charging takes 2 hours 45 mins from a 7kW garage wallbox - or 8 hours 15 minutes from a domestic plug. As for after-sales, there's the usual three year vehicle warranty, which you can extend by a further year with every service at a Lexus dealer - up to a maximum of ten years. There's also five year/100,000 cover on drivetrain defects.

Summary

The NX has been a very significant car for Lexus, the first generation version generating over 170,000 European sales, most of them customers new to Lexus. This second generation model, 95% of which is completely new, is tasked with continuing that the brand's growth across Western markets. So Lexus needs the NX - and needs it to do well. For that to happen, this car has to offer more than the traditional attributes that spring to mind when you think of this brand, things like reliability, quality, refinement, technology and great dealer back up. Of course, the company's proud of the reputation it's built upon these virtues, but it's well aware that for this model to succeed against well-established rivals like those from BMW, Volvo, Mercedes and Audi, worthiness isn't enough. Lexus needs desirability. It needs design flair. It needs excitement. It needs..... an X-factor. Take a close look at this enhanced NX and increasingly, you find yourself agreeing that this is just what's on offer here. That might not necessarily mean you'll want one. It's obviously not intended for the few who regularly want to get their tyres muddy in this segment. Nor will it really suit family-minded driving enthusiasts. And the NX may still be a little too individual to sell in the kind of numbers its maker would like - but then that's all part of its appeal. It's not perfect but it's never boring. And in a market sector that's getting just that little bit stale, it's a breath of fresh air.

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