2021 Lexus NX Hybrid, A Budget-Friendly Luxury SUV

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Lexus as one of the most used car model, will mark the year of 2021 with the new 2021 Lexus NX Hybrid. This compact crossover is well known for its innovation in performance and design. It is said that the new Lexus NX will have a thorough redesign interior and exterior.

The exterior design definitely reflects toughness. It gets both the impression of elegance and uniqueness. Meanwhile, the interior design looks sporty yet luxurious. Although there is no official information about the redesign and all yet, here the article will discuss further the probability of improvements on the 2021 Lexus NX Hybrid.

Engine Performance

Under the hood, the Toyota’s luxury department seems to offer a simpler powertrain. The choice is only the 235 horsepower turbo engine with a six-speed auto gearbox. It moves the power to the front sides or to the four wheels.

The plug-in hybrid is seemingly not the only option. They also offers the EV drivetrains. The mode works under 25 mph. The function of this EV mode is shown by the green light on the instrument cluster.

In other words, the mode is limited only to low speed. Unfortunately there is no further valid information except a very small probability that the brand will apply a new 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 engine.

The Lexus NX offers selections of driving mode; sport, normal, and eco settings. All modes are selectable with a knob on the center console.

Having the values of comfort and economy, Lexus stated that it can reach 33mpg on the highway, 30mpg on the city, with a general figure of 31mpg. Meanwhile, the non-hybrid version is reviewed to reach 28mpg on the highway and 22mpg on the city.

2021 Lexus NX Hybrid Exterior
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Exterior And Interior Design

Issues has spread about the actual design of this luxury car. The SUV is assumed to be lighter by getting rid of some weight. Meanwhile, the 2021 Lexus NX crossover will add some measurement in length.

Therefore, you will definitely have more space in the cargo. This spacious room is one of the most anticipated improvement from the existing model. Overall, the new generation of Lexus NX is a surprise. Rumor has it that the redesign is quite massive that it seems to not retain the previous look.

Furthermore, the spindle grille and the sweeping roofline are assumed to have enhancement too. The signal was shown on the carmaker’s Lexus LF-1 debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Meanwhile, the SUV’s interior design will offer a more spacious legroom for more comfort. Infotainment and entertainment are supported with new technology. A standard driving assistance is obviously featured with probability of self-driving feature.

2021 Lexus NX Hybrid Interior
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The standard driving assistance includes a rearview camera, lane departure alarm, customizable cruise control, and a pre-collision system. On the actual date of release, the new Lexus NX is expected to expand those features of driving assistance such as parking censors, automatic braking, and blind spot censors.

Overall, the interior is comfortable with 2 rows of seats. For music and navigation, there is an in-car tech you can use.

Release Date And Price

The 2021 Lexus NX Hybrid is expected to be publicly introduced in the first half of 2020, presumably at the 2020 New York Auto Show. Presumed to be priced at $43.000, the car is thought to be a friendly-budget luxury SUV.

Compared to others of the same class from its competitors, Audi and Volvo, you have to spend some thousands more but with better acceleration. The car is certainly one to consider if you are looking for hybrids which is produces by luxury automakers.