2023 Lexus NX After the Lexus NX re-entered the game through its own redesign, having sat down and watched the development of other luxury SUV markets in recent years.
Model 2023 is new and slimmer than the previous generation, equipped with LED headlights and a more aggressive windshield. Although the NX shares the chassis and power system with the Toyota RAV4, Lexus is more like the brand. Small UX crossover is more compact, but taller and wider.
Lexus will likely offer a 2022 model with two different petrol-powered engines as well as two different hybrids, one of which is a plug-in.
The newly minted 2023 Lexus NX will pose an even greater threat to rival small luxury brand SUVs—namely the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-class—than their predecessors.
Lexus has redesigned its subcompact SUV for the 2023 model year. It is slated to arrive at US dealers in the fall of 2022.
2023 Lexus NX Preview
This 2023 Lexus NX luxury SUV features a new powertrain, a new bolder styling, and an all-new infotainment system. Ever catch up with the skinny kid from high school.
This was roughly the case when the Lexus NX 2023 and its predecessors were launched in 2015. Compared to the small luxury SUVs it replaces, the new NX is more powerful, easier to use and more luxurious.
Lexus NX 2023 mainly based on the Hyundai Toyota RAV4, which is roughly the same size, but looks sturdier.
The NX still has an eye-catching domed roof that is taller than the second-row seats, a Lexus axle grille and narrow headlamps.
The body has become significantly wider, especially at the rear. The new wide taillights further emphasize visual thickness.
Back door It has a broad LEXU S (not the general Lexus L logo that remains on the NX’s nose), and the font is different from the font the company has used since 1990.
It seems the old font is still there, but the new font is better at filling the large space in the back door.
2023 Lexus NX Redesign: New Lexus NX 2023
New Lexus NX 2023 The redesigned Lexus NX 2023 luxury small SUV has received a new look and the new NX250 and NX350 names identify the new engines.
The second generation of the Lexus NX crossover is almost here, and we’ve got our first official look at the new model thanks to these teaser photos. Ahead of the 2023 Lexus NX debut on June 11, we can see that it has a taillight setup with a full-width LED light bar and a Lexus script on the tailgate that appears to be sporting a new font.
We’ve seen sneak peeks of the new NX, which show a silhouette similar to the current car. We think some of the bigger changes might be visible on the inside, as the current car interior is outdated.
We really hope the 2023 Lexus NX gets rid of the annoying infotainment touchpad that controls the center display screen in favor of a more modern touchscreen.
The brand says that the NX series will include the NX250 (possibly powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine) and the NX350 (possibly powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine). The hybrid version could continue to be labeled the NX350h, which indicates it could use the RAV4 Prime 302bhp plug-in hybrid system.
2023 Lexus NX Leaked
The front grille remains axle-shaped but adopts a new design. At the rear, there is a combination of LED taillights and a light bar just below the rear window.
The interior design of the 2023 Lexus NX is very modern, thanks in large part to the large infotainment screen encased in elements that also frame the digital instrument cluster.
The redesigned 2023 Lexus NX benefits from a new platform that offers increased safety and a more powerful powertrain. This platform is most likely the TNGA-K design featured in several Toyota models including the RAV4, which is likely to be coupled with the new NX.
There may be more electrification options, including 350h and 450h+ levels. The “+” sign indicates that the 450h+ is a plug-in hybrid, likely the same configuration as the 302-horsepower plug-in hybrid that powers the RAV4 Prime.
Oddly enough, the original NX was also leaked by Lexus, during a presentation at the 2014 Detroit auto show, so maybe this latest leak was intentional. Stay here.
2023 Lexus NX Interior
The cabin design of the 2023 Lexus NX takes a big leap with the new NX, with a more modern look and classier materials. The previous model offered one of the more spacious cabins in the luxury-subcompact crossover segment, but according to Lexus the new model offers more passenger space in the rear seats—as well as additional cargo space.
Other equipment features include a panoramic sliding sunroof, heated rear seats, 64 different interior lighting colors and ebony decorative elements.
The NX’s cab has been completely redesigned, featuring a large horizontal control panel, which is complemented by a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen or an optional 14.0-inch touchscreen.
The display is used in conjunction with the new infotainment system, which simplifies menu, map, and search functions powered by Google, as well as the Apple Music and Amazon Music apps themselves. You can log in without a mobile phone because streaming is done through the car. Data transmission connection.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard configurations. The screen, especially on a 14-inch device, is impressive; in a short demonstration, the whole system runs quickly and smoothly. The user interface (UX) also benefits from physical climate control and actual volume control.
The old NX suffered from an infotainment system controlled by the annoying touchpad from the Japanese luxury brand.
Practicality is also improved, with a more accommodating center console holder and a convenient charging area/pad in front of the shifter for storing smartphones. The center tunnel feels less bulky and taller than before, increasing the sensation of greater spaciousness up ahead. Eagle-eyed Lexus NX fans will notice the tiny removable vanity mirrors of the previous generation SUV are missing.
Why is it there in the first place? So you could pass it on to the back seat passengers, or maybe inhale drugs? Either way, the mirror no more, has been sacrificed along with the touchpad controller on the altar of the rising center console space.
2023 Lexus NX Exterior
At the intersection of the exterior of the 2023 Lexus NX is a new electronic door release system. The outer handle does not move; You simply clasp one of your hands, push the switch on the inside of the handle, and the door releases in one fluid pull.
To exit the NX, press the thin metal button on the door armrest next to the handle, and the door will open again towards your hand.
For example, when the battery runs out, there is a way to get in and out, this is where Lexus gets really smart. Unlike other vehicles equipped with electronic door openers (such as the Chevrolet Corvette), the NX’s manual door opener is located on the inner and outer door handles near the main switch.
From the inside, simply pull the end of the metal door opening switch twice (both handles are attached to prevent accidental opening) and the door will open. The same goes for the outer handles, each of which incorporates a small flat metal rod that you can pull toward you to manually open the door.
Lexus even combines an electronic trigger with an on-board active safety feature. For example, when a car or cyclist approaches, the doors on some sides of the vehicle will not open; In an emergency, the blind spot monitor in the rearview mirror flashes and emits a warning sound.
Occupants can override safety features by pressing and holding the door switch for a few seconds or by releasing the door manually.
2023 Lexus NX Powertrain: Lexus NX 300h 2023
Where the first generation NX was offered only with a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine or a hybrid with a four-cylinder gas engine powered by two electric motors (one per axle) and a starter/generator.
The 2023 Lexus NX offers two additional options. Oh, and all four new powertrains. This resulted in a shift in the NX naming structure; The old NX300 and NX300h hybrid monikers are dead. The 2022 NX lineup consists of the NX250, NX350, NX350h hybrid, and NX450h+ plug-in hybrid.
The NX250 uses the same 2.5-liter I-4 as the Toyota RAV4, producing 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque; front and all wheel drive available. Next up in the chain is the NX350, which gets a turbocharged 2.4-liter I-4 engine that no other Toyota product has.
This turbo engine pumps out 275 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque—a marked improvement from last year’s 2.0-liter turbo, which produced 235 hp and 258 lb-ft. Each NX350 comes standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
With two hybrid models, the NX is close to its RAV4 cousin. The NX350h is, in essence, a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor borrowed from the larger Lexus RX450h and a 2.5-liter petrol engine tuned to run on premium fuel.
These two differences explain why the NX350h can produce a steady 239 horsepower. That’s 20 horsepower. More than the RAV4 hybrid vehicle.
Lexus claims that the NX350h’s new upgrade should reduce the NX300h’s acceleration time from its old 194 horsepower acceleration time by 1.5 seconds. (060 mph) NX300h up to 7.2 seconds. The NX350h is said to hit 36 mpg on the highway, which is better than the NX300h’s 6 mpg.
In the first generation of NX, 2022 will provide a plug-in hybrid model. This model is called the NX450h+ and is mechanically similar to the RAV4 Prime. In this form, the car is very powerful, with 302 horsepower! Provides the best performance on the spot (accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h, takes about 6.0 seconds).
Like the regular NX hybrid, the PHEV NX450h+ uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine assisted by an electric motor (and starter/generator) to drive the front wheels and another motor to turn the rear axle.
Using a fully charged lithium-ion battery, the NX450h+ can cover a distance of 58 kilometers on electricity; compared to the RAV4 Prime, the NX’s wider tires and added weight result in less power range.
Includes a 3.3 kW internal charger, but opting for an available 6.6 kW device can shorten charging time from 4.5 hours to 2.5 hours.
2023 Lexus NX Engine
Unlike the latest generation models equipped with one of two engines, the 2022 NX will have four drive options.
The base model NX250 is equipped with a 2.5 liter 203 horsepower four-cylinder engine, while the NX350 is equipped with a 2.4 liter 275 horsepower turbocharged engine. Both are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the NX250 can be front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The NX350 comes standard with all-wheel drive. There are two different hybrid options on the menu, starting with the NX350h, combining two electric motors and a 239-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
Of particular interest is the high-performance NX450h+, which borrows the 302 hp plug-in hybrid powertrain from the RAV4 Prime. Both hybrid vehicles are equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. When we had the opportunity to test the NX series configurations.
2023 NX MPG
There’s no word from the EPA yet on the NX 2022’s fuel economy ratings. We also didn’t have a chance to test the redesigned SUV on our 75 mph highway fuel economy test route.
The 2023 Lexus NX claims the plug-in NX450h+ will offer up to 36 miles of electric driving per charge, but the EPA hasn’t taken that estimate into account. When the new NX shows up in our offices for testing, we will update this story with results. For more information on NX’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
2023 NX Safety
As before, NX buyers can opt for the F Sport treatment, though only on the NX350 and NX450h+.
This trim splashes some of the sportiness of the NX, plus an adaptive suspension with sportier tuning, 20-inch glossy black alloy wheels, and exclusive Ultra White and Ultrasonic Blue 2.0 paint options.
While the previous NX model with the F Sport kit was separated from its less sporty sibling by a prominent lower front bumper, all of the 2022 NX models have more or less the same underbite.
The reason is, Lexus increased the ground clearance of the NX, thus allowing the SUV to pass the European Light Duty Truck classification.
Also consistent across the NX board? Safety technology. The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 is standard on every NX and includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, oncoming and left-turning vehicle detection, detection and braking of oncoming pedestrians, evasive steering assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beam control, beacon road detection, and collision warning.
The 2023 Lexus NX goes on sale this fall, and final pricing and dimensions details are coming soon.
2023 Lexus NX Price
We’d expect the redesigned NX to keep its starting price at around $40,000, but that base model might be too simplistic for some luxury buyers.
Opting for the mid-range NX350 brings a new 275-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and going with the top-spec NX450h+ offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain borrowed from the RAV4 Prime with up to 36 miles of driving distance on electric only.
We’ll find out more about the price, standard features and options of the 2023 Lexus NX closer to the SUV’s sales date and will update this story with forecast details as we have them.
- NX250 $41,000 (est)
- NX350 $44,000 (est)
- NX350h $48,000 (est)
- NX450h+ $52,000 (est)
2023 Lexus NX Release Date
The journey ahead regarding the release schedule, until now for the 2023 Lexus NX we have not received official information. However, we estimate the 2023 Lexus NX will be released in the coming year with some significant changes.