The new Lexus NX Hybrid Range has been confirmed for the South African market and orders are open despite the carmaker experiencing supply constraints like all motoring brands.
Lexus is fully committed to its carbon-neutral strategy and focusing on lowering fuel emissions by taking yet another confident step on the path to providing realistic electrified motoring.
The Lexus NX hybrid range joins its petrol grade siblings – the 2.5-litre normally-aspirated eight-speed automatic EX grade and the 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol grade which comes in F Sport guise. In the newly-minted hybrid range, the models comprise three derivatives, namely: NX 350h EX (standard grade), NX 350h SE (luxury spec) and NX 350h F Sport.
The NX 350h EX retails for R888,500, the 350h SE grade is R1,040,700, while the flagship F-Sport hybrid grade carries a price-tag of R 1,065,500.
With an extensive list of firsts, from the introduction of the all-new 14-inch Lexus Interface multimedia system and the “Hello Lexus” voice command to the E-latch door system, the 2022 Lexus NX sets the stage for the next chapter of the Lexus brand.
Lexus Safety System Across the Range
The Lexus NX 350h EX opens the range with Lexus-first technologies including new e-latch electrically-activated door handles. The SE grade and F-Sport mechanism goes a step further and incorporates safe exit assist (SEA)- which can detect cyclists or vehicles passing close to the vehicle and can keep the door closed to avoid a collision.
Standard across the range is the Pre-crash system which has now been improved and includes Front Cross Traffic Alert. This system alerts the driver when a vehicle is approaching from either side in front of the vehicle.
Other safety gizmos include a Parking Support Brake (PKSB) with obstacle and vehicle detection, Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM), Dynamic Radar Active Cruise Control (DRCC) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA).
Lexus NX – Next Is Now
Lexus South Africa says: “The all-new Lexus NX range will reset luxury medium SUV benchmarks with its brave design, exhilarating performance and imaginative technology.
“It combines luxury specification and famous Takumi craftsmanship with next-generation design and a level of technology that extends from active safety and security to infotainment and powertrains.”
The all-new Lexus NX hybrid has arrived, and customers can start placing orders at their nearest Lexus dealership, taking cognisance of the fact that delivery may take longer due to the aforementioned supply issues.