2021 Lexus NX Redesign, Hybrid, Specs, and Release Date. The 2021 Lexus NX charms with daring style and impressive performance. The small luxury-crossover gets a mid-cycle refreshing but it will keep the all the elements from the original vehicle.
The NX comes with bold visual design, that certainly is one of the focal points of the new model. The hybrid model will be included, which is something that separates NX from the competition.
2021 Lexus NX Specs
The 2021 Lexus NX standard drivetrain is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The new model will be available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while the hybrid comes only in AWD. EPA city/highway fuel economy for the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 is 22/28 mpg and for F Sport 22/27 mpg. For 2.5-liter inline-4 engine plus electric motor numbers are 33/30 mpg AWD.
2021 Lexus NX 300
The new 2021 Lexus NX 300 is a very good choice in the popular compact luxury SUV class. Originally known as NX 200t back in 2015, the new model brings comfort and smooth ride quality. With plenty of advanced safety features and spacious rear-seat accommodations, this model will be ideal for the vast majority of customers. With its bold styling new NX 300 will definitely grow interested outside the circle of Lexus admirers. The 2021 Lexus NX 300 is a 5-passenger compact SUC that comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This unit is producing 235 hp at 260 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic gearbox. The new model comes with a standard front-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive is optional.
As for standard equipment, NX 300 includes 17-inch wheels, LED highlights, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, just to name a couple of features. The front seats are upholstered with Luxus’ NuLuxe simulated-leather and can be power adjustable. Lexus Enform Safety Connect emergency communications with in-car Wi-Fi is available in the standard package. The infotainment system consists of an 8-inch display with a touchpad interface and you will love the new eight-speaker sound system.
2021 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h brings outstanding fuel economy with the new model. The EPA-estimated 31 mpg in combined city/highway driving new NX300h is the absolute leader in the class. The hybrid model joining a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors that together puts 195hp. The NX 300h isn’t very quick or have the greatest acceleration, from 0-60 it takes 8.4 seconds but on the road, NX 300h is fairly perky. Like all of the Luxus NX models, the NX 300h also has a lot of rear seat space. You’ be surprised how the cabin is amazingly quiet at highway speed. With the additional Navigation package, you get a larger 10.3-inch display, Enform Destination Assist, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Audio aspect of this package is sheer class.
With the 10-speaker audio system, you can actually hear and understand every word in the popular mumble-rap songs. You will agree that isn’t possible with normal sound systems around. The Premium package adds a sunroof, 18-inch wheels, a power adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory setting and much more. To sum up, great fuel economy, back seats with enough room, luxury and the comfy interior is what you can expect from 2021 Lexus NX 300h
F Sport Gets More Features
King of the hill for 2021 Lexus NX is F Sport model. As you can conclude from the highly creative name, this crossover has sportier performance, thanks to the unique suspension setup. Aluminum pedals, heated and ventilated sports seats are the part of upgrades that will make the smoother ride with this version. Under the bonnet, you will find a 2-0-liter turbo inline 4 with an output of 235 hp. The torque of the F Sport is 258 lb-ft at 1,650-4000 rpm. Estimated fuel economy for the front-wheel system is 22/28 mpg city/highway and 25 mpg combined.
The acceleration from 0-60 mph is 7.2 seconds and the top track speed for the F Sport is 124 mph. What makes all the difference in front and rare suspension system. At the front, there are independent MacPherson struts with coil springs, with gas-pressurized shock absorbers, performance damper and stabilizer bar. Rear suspension is the independent double-wishbone type with coil springs. 2021 Lexus NX F Sport comes with standard 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with machined finish and 225/60RV18 all-season tires.
2021 Lexus NX Redesign
The upcoming 2021 Lexus NX brings a bit more aggressive front end and significant interior updates. The redesigned exterior will certainly gain the visual impact on the customers and make them look in awe. The effectively wide open grille and detailed LED headlights with the 3-dimensional sculpting on the taillights are indicators of elegant style. When it comes to the interior, Lexus equals luxury. Some of the things are expected, power seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob of course. New features are 7-inch screen Lexus Display Audio, voice recognition and option to split the screen into three sections. LED interior lighting, LED taillights and low-beam headlights are also included. Standard driver assists include a lane-departure warning, auto high beams, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning.
2021 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
The MSRP on a front-wheel drive for the new 2021 Lexus NX starts around $38,000. All-wheel drive will cost you an additional $1,500. The hybrid starts prominently higher, around $42,000. The NX is more expensive than the competitors like Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30, and BMW X1 but still costs less than the Jaguar E- Pace. The new 2021 Lexus NX is expected by the end of 2019 and the hybrid model soon after that.