Lexus has released pricing details for the 2015 NX sold in United States where it kicks off at $34,480. For this money you will be getting the base model which comes with 17-inch rims, NuLuxe upholstery, leather-covered steering wheel, power front seats, power windows & locks along with an infotainment system that has a seven-inch display. Motivation comes from a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 235 bhp (175 kW) and 349 Nm (258 lb-ft) sent to the front wheels but for an extra $1,000 the crossover can be had with an all-wheel drive system.
Lexus is asking $39,720 for the NX 300h in front-wheel drive guise and $41,310 for the AWD model. These two come with an Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter engine working together with an electric motor to provide a combined output of 194 bhp (145 kW).
As a final note, it should be mentioned all the mentioned prices do not include the $925 destination charges.
The 2015 Lexus NX has made its official appearance online today, prior to its first public outing scheduled for next week in China during the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. This is Lexus’ first ever crossover and sports an angular design together with standard 17-inch rims or 18-inch alloys for the F SPORT model. It has received a rather attractive sloping roofline and packs strips of LED daytime running lights, the same technology used at the back for the L-shaped combination lamps. Also at the rear there are dual chromed exhaust pipes.
The vehicle will be available as an NX 200 model with a naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder gasoline engine and also as an NX 200t equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder motor, a first for Lexus. The Japanese marque also plans on offering it as an NX 300h equipped with a hybrid powertrain. Regardless of the engine selection, front-wheel drive will be standard but for more money AWD will be an option.
Lexus is preparing the production version of the NX crossover which will be shown in full in just a couple of weeks at this year’s New York International Auto Show. They actually previewed the model in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a concept and then in November by an updated version of the concept equipped with Lexus’ first ever turbocharged gasoline engine. However, actual details about the production model are not known at this point but as you can see from the teaser it will have a huge spindle grille and LED technology in the headlights and daytime running lights.
What will power the 2015 Lexus NX production version? Most likely a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that will probably be coupled to an optional all-wheel drive system. There are also talks about taking the hybrid system from the ES 300h where there’s a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine working in collaboration with an electric motor.