For this second version of the NX, it is clear that Lexus has not taken too many stylistic risks: only a few details such as the grille are changing, for more dynamism.

However, this SUV has a new platform 2 cm longer and wider, which gives it a little more roominess.

Inside, it is above all the presence of a 9.8-inch screen (14 on high-end versions) oriented towards the driver that makes the difference, as well as simplified ergonomics, keeping certain physical controls. .

Very good autonomy

For the European market, the NX is available with a hybrid engine (NX 350h) of 244 hp and, for the first time at Lexus, a mechanical rechargeable hybrid (NX 450h +) of 309 hp. Combined with an 18.1 kWh battery, this version has a range of 69 to 76 km and can travel up to 135 km / h without CO2 emissions. The power of the 2.5-liter engine and its two electric powertrains (one at the front, the other at the rear) is transmitted to all four wheels via the E-Four system.

With a very pleasant behavior thanks to its chassis sharper than in the past, the NX 450h + seems to keep its promises with regard to autonomy and average consumption, which does not exceed 6.5l / 100km.

An argument which, combined with the excellent overall comfort and a flattering finish, makes it a good alternative to the perennial Germans.

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The Lexus NX 450h + in a few figures

  • Engine: 2.5 Plug-in hybrid gasoline;

    309 hp;

    497 Nm

  • Transmission: to 4 wheels.

  • Gearbox: 8-speed CVT auto.

  • L / W / H (mm): 4.660 / 1.865 / 1.660

  • Empty weight (kg): 1.990

  • Chest (l): 545

  • 0 to 100 km / h (sec.): 6.3

  • Max speed (km / h): 200

  • Conso.

    Combined (l / 100 km): 1.1

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