BMW have the X1, Mercedes have the GLA and now Lexus have the NX its new premium compact crossover which is so sharp and stylish it hurts your eyes just to look at it.
The NX is now available to order in the UK and first deliveries should reach customers by October. The NX will initially be offered as a hybrid only version to begin with, the 2.5-litre, 195bhp NX 300h will run either as a 2WD or 4WD variant and will be propelled via a six speed automatic transmission.
Takeaki Kato, the NX Chief Engineer, revealed: “The NX is a premium crossover, combining performance, numerous on-board technologies and alluring design.
“Luxury is epitomised by small but important details, as can be witnessed in the attention to detail in areas such as the feel of the switchgear, the arrangement of the courtesy lights, the metallic finishes for the wheels and other innovations that will set the standards for future Lexus models.
“Luxury touches apart, the NX was designed both to complement daily life and support active lifestyles at the weekend.”
A first for Lexus will be the introduction of the 200t, a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which will be added to the model range by March 2015, Lexus have no plans to release a diesel version just yet. Five equipment/trim grades will be available with prices starting from £29k.