Lexus NX is the newest and greatest compact luxury SUV that Lexus has to offer. Specifically, with the NX450h+ plug-in-hybrid variant. The NX exterior has sleek minimalism as could ever be present in Lexus models. The NX gives off a pinched perspective with double-angled grilles and checkmark-shaped running lights. Additionally the interior has more room inside it than han before, all with small windows that could shrink that look. Lexus has all interior touchpoints with leather steering wheels. All of the touchpoints with electronic exterior and interior door handles, while giving off a gentle press. The inside handles themselves get disabled for a vehicle to approach on that side. It’s apparent that the NX450h+ has an electronic shifter with a new double-J shift pattern.
What are the specs on this Lexus?
Lexus is at long-last distancing from remote touchpad infotainment. Which in itself, is highly offensive. The size of the touchscreen comes in at about 14.0 inches. And while the display looks awesome, it is only able to show two functions at once when smartphone mirroring.
The plug-in-hybrid powertrain as is uses a combination of naturally aspirated base engines, turbocharged up-level engines, regular hybrids and each with four-cylinders. At 302 horsepower, the plug-in NX450h+ cannot be beat.
Electric motors help out the gas-side of things and therefore is responsible as the motive source for the rear wheels. As a result, it provides all-wheel-drive capability for anyone that wants to drive well. All thanks to the 18.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. With 37 miles of range according to the EPA, you can’t go wrong. It’s able to hit about 60 miles per hour in only 5.6 seconds, while changing speeds from 50 to 70 miles per hour in only 3.8 seconds. Honestly, one of the perkier EVs you might encounter out here in the streets. But with battery power alone, 9.4 seconds to 60 miles per hour isn’t quite the top speed in the industry. That’s just being honest with ourselves as we look at this PHEV SUV.
You can only have so much luck with this model as the wheels are 20-inches long while the sidewalls of those wheels have cushiony sharp-edged bumps to operate with in spite of running as standard tires. Such tires were able to grasp at 0.81 g at the skidpad, while the NX450h+ F sport doesn’t care to corner. Take that into account and you might have a very lovely vehicle to admire.