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Lexus India Teases Updated NX 350h, Launch Expected Soon

Lexus NX 350h

Lexus advertises itself as a luxury carmaker and in the real world, it is definitely true. The carmaker has time again proved why they are good enough and this time, they are planning to introduce the all-new Lexus NX 350h in India to serve a similar purpose.

Recently, the same SUV has been teased on several different platforms and for your information, even Lexus has started accepting bookings for the same. Want to learn more about this new SUV? Well, let’s check out some crucial details related to it down below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lexus India has teased the upcoming NX 350h on several platforms.
  • It will be getting several cosmetic and feature updates for MY2022.
  • To be available with a 2.5-litre petrol engine and a mild-hybrid setup.

Lexus NX 350h

What can we expect?

The overall silhouette of the updated NX remains similar to the outgoing model. However, just to differentiate, the 2022 range will get a new pair of LED headlamps, a revised grille, a fresh bumper and a large bonnet hood. The rear profile also features a minor change in the form of new LED headlights. Also, to make it look fresh, Lexus will also update the alloy wheels for MY2022.

The cabin indeed feels fresh with lots of new panels and a clean layout. For starters, the 2022 Lexus NX will now get a massive 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features, including wireless charger, electrically adjustable front seats, sunroof, etc are also a part of this update.

2022 Lexus NX Interior
Image Source: Pressroom Lexus

Engine

The outgoing 300h model used to come with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a mild-hybrid setup onboard. According to the brand, the ICE was capable enough of churning out a decent 155HP while the electric motor was good for a decent 143HP. Talking about the combined output, this setup altogether used to produce 197HP.

Exact details related to the powertrain will be out on the day of its launch. However, we can expect a similar setup to arrive again.

Alternatives

In India, the upcoming Lexus NX will compete with other luxury compact SUVs such as Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and BMW X3. Want to learn more about the recently launched Q5? Let’s check out all the details related to it down below.

Audi Q5

Audi-Q5-Facelift
Image Source: Audi Media Center

Looking for a practical SUV? The new Audi Q5 does make sense with a price tag starting at Rs.59.2 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) onwards. The only problem with Q5 is that it is not available with a diesel motor. Interestingly, even Lexus is expected to stick to a petrol or a mild-hybrid powertrain. This way, both these SUVs will be perfect competitors to each other.

Currently, Q5 is available with a powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. In terms of features, it will be getting automatic climate control, wireless charger, ambient lighting and a massive 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. For more details related to Q5, click here.

Specifications

Audi Q5
Engine 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol
Power 245BHP
Torque 370Nm
Key Highlights
  • Six drive modes
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless charger
  • Ambient lighting
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.59.22 Lakhs to Rs.64.09 Lakhs

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Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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