The all-new 2022 Lexus NX is debuting with a long list of firsts, including the all new Lexus Interface multimedia system that’s designed with the North American market in mind. It embodies powerful design, intuitive innovation and boundless utility as a result of the lower center of gravity and stronger stance. I will give you the release date, specifications and price of 2022 Lexus NX in Nigeria.
The all new NX comes with a lot of new features, it include the Lexus Interface, integrated multimedia and digital support on the optional 14-inch touchscreen display.
The new design
For the 2022 Lexus NX, the spindle grille has been refined to the new full-width blade taillamps and LEXUS rear badging. The updated grille pattern and frame create a more aggressive look at the front. Its framed on top by the L-shaped daytime running lights (DRL), the optimal three projector headlamps create balance with a more subdued impression.
Lexus carried out a full redesign. The Lexus logo at the rear has been redesigned to create an advanced and modern expression. The use of L emblem has been replaced by a new unified LEXUS logo that’s located at the center of the vehicle.
Lexus introduced the full width blade rear combination lamp that is previously found in the UX and IS model to the 2022 NX. To make the car unique, the company seperated the L-shaped lamp on the rear fender. The light bar lamps are constantly illuminated at night to function as a taillight and also illuminated the rear brand signature.
Lexus customers can now select from a variety of new colors that suits their taste. The color options include Redline, Cloudburst Gray and Grecian Water. Ultra White, Obsidian and Ultra Sonic Blue Mica 2.0 are also available but they are exclusive to F SPORT models.
The cockpit of the 2022 NX is designed to keep the driver connected. The new 7-inch Multi Instrument Display (MID) and the optional 10-inch Head Up Display (HUD) are designed to convey vehicle information, alerts, and updates to the driver within his line of sight to reduce distractions. Most driving-related functions are concentrated on the steering wheel to allow for intuitive operation while keeping the driver’s eyes on the road.
A standard 9.8-inch touchscreen displays an array of multimedia feature. Also available as an option is a 14-ich touch screen that delivers an immersive experience.
Lexus retained the dial controls for frequently used functions, like climate control and media volume. Comfort features such as heated seat selection are more readily accessible.
Engine and power
New for the 2022 Lexus NX is a higher horsepower 2.4 turbo gas engine. The engine is mated on a new 8-speed transmission. The company made some improvements to torsional rigidity through laser peening wielding and the addition of high rigidity foam in other to pave way for the new high performance engine.
The engine produces a whooping 275 horsepower and 317 lb.ft of torque. With the turbo gas engine, the SUV can accelerate from rest to 60 in just 6.8 seconds.
Additionally, the NX 250 provides a naturally aspirated gas engine to round out the options for guests interested in a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine with start/stop functionality. With an eight-speed transmission, this model is available in both FWD and AWD options. Delivering an estimated 203 horsepower and 184 lb. ft. of torque, combined results in 0-60 times of 8.2 seconds (FWD) and 8.6 seconds (AWD) respectively.
The NX 450h Plug-in Hybrid
The all new 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ comes with a manufacturer’s estimated 36-mile range on electric power only. This is made possible by the newly developed, high capacity lithium ion battery. A 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine when combined with the newly developed hybrid transaxle can accelerate from 0 -60 in just 6.0 seconds.
The new NX Plug-In can be fully charged in approximately two and a half hour using a maximum charging current of 240V when equipped with the optional 6.6 kW Expedited Onboard Charger. Using the standard 3.3 kW on board charger, it will take about four and half hour to be fully charged.
The NX450h+ adopts an electronically controlled, full-time AWD system for a confident, sporty driving experience. This new system optimizes the front and rear torque distribution according to the driving conditions, the driver can control the vehicle as intended. In turns, the NX AWD provides exhilarating yet elegant control for normal to aggressive driving styles.
Hybrid Combines Performance and Fuel Economy
With the all-new Lexus NX 350h, guests can have both great performance and fuel economy. With a combined 239 horsepower (a 20 percent increase over the current model) and impressive manufacturer estimated 36 MPG (an increase of 6 MPG over the current model), the NX hybrid brings a powerful performance that illustrates the brand’s hybrid leadership. Guests will also notice the quicker 0-60 time with 1.5 seconds shaved off the time from prior generations at 7.2 seconds.
The Lexus Hybrid Drive system pairs the D4-S fuel injection 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with two hightorque electric drive motor-generators for strong acceleration and passing performance. Instead of transfer gears and a driveshaft to the rear wheels, the AWD system employs a second, independent electric motor to drive the rear wheels when it detects it is needed to help maintain optimal traction.
The new eye catching standard 9.8-inch touchscreen provides intuitive technology at the occupants’ fingertips. The screen’s new Human Machine Interface (HMI) enhances user interaction through sight, touch and voice, while balancing accessibility needs. An optional 14-inch touchscreen maximizes the experience with integrated automatic climate control functions.
Lexus Interface also incorporates a new Virtual Assistant developed with a human-centered approach. The Virtual Assistant is intended to be the primary way guests interact with the new multimedia system. Designed with dual microphones, enhanced noise-cancellation, seat detection and speaker location capabilities, the system enables a voice-first approach allowing front seat occupants an expanded and interactive experience to access navigation, media, phone and certain vehicle settings such as climate control and window opening/closing.
With the ubiquitous use of smart phones, an intuitive and simple guest experience is now possible with Lexus Interface. With the Lexus Interface User Profile feature, the driver’s personalized settings and experience can be retained in the cloud and accessible on the go in other Lexus Interface equipped vehicles. Once a profile is created in the Lexus App, guests can use a Bluetooth handheld device, smart key or manual login to access it.
An extension of the User Profile feature, Digital Key allows guests the ability to lock/unlock and start/stop their vehicle through their smartphone when within Bluetooth proximity. The Digital Key can be shared with up to seven additional guests, creating a seamless experience for users registered on the Lexus App.
The Lexus Interface native navigation system was designed with ease of use and functional beauty in mind. Featuring 100 percent cloud capability and integrated Google POI data, the system allows faster and more accurate directions and mapping. Over-the-air (OTA) updates offer real-time updates for mapping, and enriched media experiences. The native navigation is also available to occupants with or without a network connection. Offline mode detects when the vehicle is near or entering an area with low connectivity and downloads applicable maps and services in advance.
For 2022, the Lexus NX also features standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Guests can charge and stream wirelessly with the new optional wireless charger which can be stowed away to maximize storage.
Enhanced Safety systems
The all-new NX is equipped with the latest Lexus Safety System+ 3.0. for additional safety. The new safety system is made of:
- Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist – this helps support collision avoidance within the lane by providing gentle braking and steering operation.
- Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection/Braking – designed to provide a warning and automatic braking if the driver turns left in front of an oncoming vehicle.
- Right/Left Turn Oncoming Pedestrian Detection/Braking – designed to provide a warning and automatic braking if a driver turns left or right in front of an oncoming pedestrian or cyclist.
- Oncoming Vehicle Detection added to the Pre-Collision System – designed to alert the driver, and, potentially activate automatic emergency braking to help avoid a frontal collision.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management – maintains a cruising speed in alignment with the flow of traffic while managing speed on curves.
The following will be added to the current Lexus Safety System features for NX:
- Road Sign Assist – displays select road sign information in the instrument panel.
- Pre-collision System – provides the potential to detect a preceding vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist in lowlight situations.
- Lane Assistance – designed to provide an audible alert if an inadvertent lane departure is detected.
- Intelligent High Beam– provides greater visibility for drivers with added illumination when the road ahead is clear, then temporarily switches to low beams when it detects the headlamps or taillamps of vehicles ahead.
- Road Sign Assist – uses a built-in camera to help provide road sign information in the instrument panel or even on the available Head-Up Display. The system can also alert the driver of certain detected signs that otherwise might have been missed.
The all-new Digital Latch system enables doors to open smoothly at the touch of a button when entering or exiting the vehicle. And by scanning the environment, Safe Exit Assist alerts the driver and passengers to avoid the risk of accidental contact with vehicles and cyclists, helping ensure safe openings and closings. The new, optional Digital Mirror provides a clear view of obstacles behind the vehicle.
The production of the 2022 Lexus NX will start in the third quarter of 2021, it will go on sale towards the end of the year.
Price of 2022 Lexus NX in Nigeria
The price of 2022 Lexus NX in Nigeria has not yet been released by the company, once they release the MSRP, I will update this post accordingly
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