2022 Lexus NX Launched with New Engine & New Design
2022 Lexus NX Launched with New Engine & New Design

2022 Lexus NX Launched with New Engine & New Design

June 12, 2021

The latest NX will come in NX250, NX350, and NX350h versions, and a plug-in-hybrid NX450h+ joins the lineup with the RAV4 Prime’s 302-hp AWD powertrain.

  • The redesigned 2022 Lexus NX features a broad powertrain lineup including a new plug-in-hybrid model.
  • The versions comprise gasoline NX250 and NX350 models, and NX350h and NX450h+ hybrids.

The biggest changes are seen inside, as the NX debuts a completely new infotainment interface for Lexus. We’re glad to see the old touchpad controller disappear, and the new system uses a centrally mounted touchscreen and a few physical knobs. A 9.8-inch screen is standard, while a huge 14.0-inch touchscreen is optional and incorporates many of the climate controls into the screen. Lexus claims that the new model has more rear-seat room and cargo space than before, but hasn’t yet provided specific dimensions for the 2022 NX.

An F Sport package will be offered for both the NX350 and NX450h+ models that adds appearance tweaks—including dark trim and black 20-inch wheels—along with adaptive dampers. New options include a panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats, and upgraded driver-assistance features including a system that prevents you from opening the door from inside the car if it senses that a bicyclist or another vehicle is approaching.

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