What’s new for the 2017 Lexus NX

December 14 2019
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The new 2017 Lexus NX offers a greater sense of designer creativeness with an even more pronounced performance than their core models, for example, the RX SUV and ES sedan. The highly responsive acceleration of the NX 200t assisted by an equally reactive transmission is to a degree counter-acted in the less-potent 300h version. This model has sustained a loss of power in preference to an improved fuel economy. In the volatile economies of today, this could be seen as a determining factor for some buyers.

Present luxury brands market-related conditions indicate that compact crossovers are highly popular products and the 2017 Lexus NX has plenty to offer buyers in this respect. An example of this is the compact NX 200t that utilizes a turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine, supported by a six-speed automatic transmission, offered in the base and F-Sport levels of trim. By comparison, the Lexus NX 300h offers a 2.5 litre four-cylinder, automatic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) assisted by electric motors powered by a nickel-metal-hydride battery.

Competition factors

Competition in this day and age is always a significant consideration, and in this respect, the Lexus NX performs positively against other luxury crossovers, both in features and price. Therefore the NX should be regarded as a serious contender in depleting your bank balance!

The fact that the front-wheel drive option is no longer available could create an issue. However, the all-wheel-drive advantage effectively adds a relatively minimal sum to the MSRP factor and a similar factor in relation to fuel consumption. Accordingly, the differences in value are insignificant when taking into account the advantages offered by the Lexus brand vehicle.

NX Model Changes

Of particular note is that with the elimination of the front-wheel-drive NX300h, the AWD alternative is now standard equipment for the gasoline-electric versions. A new 45.72 centimeters wheel design adds a degree of exterior enhancement to the 2017 Lexus NX X200t and NX300h versions. In addition, two new colours, identified as Ultrasonic Blue Mica and Molten Pearl are options for the NX200t F Sport.

Also known as the NX200t, it is now also referred to as the Lexus NX Turbo. This is an identity change that has also been implemented elsewhere in the Lexus vehicle range. This is a model that offers the expected level of Lexus quality and luxurious comfort, linked to features and performance that is worthy of the brand name.