Lexus nx 200t: lexus in the premium mid-size suv segment

'The NX was developed as a premium SUV delivering high performance, packaged with an alluring exterior and interior design which creates a sense of desire. On its practical side, the NX was designed to complement daily life while also being capable of supporting an active lifestyle on the weekend.'

Takeaki Kato, NX Chief Engineer

Following the 2014 launch of the full hybrid Lexus NX 300h, the new NX 200t introduces the company's first turbocharged petrol engine to the model range.

The highly sophisticated 2.0 litre, in-line 4-cylinder engine features direct injection, variable compression and twin-scroll turbocharging, offering outstanding responsiveness with no turbo lag and enhanced low speed torque. It is the world's first petrol engine to combine twin -scroll turbocharging with an integrated exhaust manifold cylinder head.

The NX marks Lexus' entry into the mid-sized premium SUV segment. It has been conceived under the development concept of "Premium Urban Sports Gear", much like high quality sports watches, bikes and fashion, as an edgy and emotional design to appeal to new customers who lead urban and active lifestyles.

The highly competitive mid-size sports utility vehicle market is one of the fastest growing in the auto industry. Globally, demand for mid-size SUVs has grown almost seven-fold in the last seven years and it is expected to top one million per year in 2015.

Lexus pioneered the premium SUV segment with the launch of the RX in 1998. With the subsequent arrival of both the GX and LX, the company has gone on to established an enviable reputation for setting new benchmarks in quality, design flair and advanced technology in the premium SUV and 4x4 markets.


Its styling clearly influenced by the LF-NX concept vehicles revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt and Tokyo Motor Shows, the NX represents the latest and most progressive expression yet of the Lexus design language.

An exterior combining highly individual front grille styling with a low, cab-forward silhouette creates an aggressive, eye-catching SUV with a particularly powerful road presence designed to attract a new generation of younger, style-conscious customers to the Lexus brand.

The NX also delivers practical solutions to space and luggage requirements.

The F SPORT version provides a more aggressive and bolder design with exclusive styling and trim throughout.


The new heights in innovation scaled by Lexus in the SUV market are widely represented on board the new NX with a comprehensive array of advanced, user-friendly technologies.

These include a Wireless Charging Tray for portable devices such as mobile phones, the first application of a new Lexus Remote Touch Interface with a Touch Pad, a 360 degree Panoramic View Monitor, an enhanced Multi-Information Display which includes a turbo-boost meter and a Lexus-first G sensor, and a 6.2'' Head-Up Display.


Available in either front- or all-wheel drive powertrain formats, the NX 200t has been designed to combine a sporting driving experience with the ride comfort associated with any Lexus and high levels of fuel efficiency.

Developing 238 hp, it makes extensive use of electronic advancements and chassis dynamics to produce a highly engaging ride and handling package that is spirited, agile and dynamic, yet still returns an average fuel consumption from just 7.7 l/100 km.

The driving dynamics are even more enhanced through the adoption of performance dampers on the F SPORT version.


Lexus has also redefined standards of safety and driver assistance in the SUV and 4x4 markets with the introduction of advanced active, passive and pre-emptive technology.

The new NX benefits from the company's most sophisticated safety systems, including the advanced Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), All-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).