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Research 2018 Lexus NX: Worthwhile changes?

19:22  22 november  2017
19:22  22 november  2017 Source:   msn.com

RX-tra: First Look at the Three-Row Lexus RX

  RX-tra: First Look at the Three-Row Lexus RX RX-tra: First Look at the Three-Row Lexus RX The Lexus RX pioneered the luxury-crossover idea long before the term “crossover” came to have a vehicular meaning. Introduced in 1998, the RX quickly established the viability of the idea by becoming the brand’s best-selling model. But given Lexus’s early lead in the space, it’s surprising that the brand never followed up with a three-row model. Last year, Lexus general manager Jeff Bracken confirmed that such a vehicle finally was under development. Now we have spy pictures that provide our first look at the three-row RX.

Surprisingly, the Lexus NX 200t has been renamed the NX 300 this year, and we’re still wondering why, as it keeps its turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The NX 200t is one of the newer kids on the block in the compact crossover segment, having been introduced just a few of years ago in 2014.

The 2018 Lexus NX 300 serves up the luxury brand’s most desirable features in a compact-luxury-crossover SUV as efficient as it is fun to drive. Advanced engineering ideas, such an exhaust manifold-mounted turbocharger, reduce turbo lag while improving responsiveness and fuel economy.

Introduced in 2014, the NX clearly signalled a design philosophy change for Lexus. The compact luxury SUV became the first to boast the spindle grille that’s now featured on all Lexus models, and its success was instantaneous.

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To keep it competitive with well-tooled German adversaries, the NX gets a refresh for 2018, and the model was presented at the most recent Shanghai Auto Show. The Car Guide is now heading to British Columbia in order to try out this new NX and see if the changes are beneficial. While the NX doesn’t have the same prestige as a Mercedes-Benz GLA, an Audi Q3 or a BMW X1, but it compensates nicely with reliability, a purchase criterion many buyers appreciate.

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The 2018 Lexus NX 300 is an aggressively styled compact crossover SUV that features generous rear-seat For those going all in with the aggressive looks of the NX , we think it's a worthwhile path. Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Lexus NX 300 SUV and all its trim types.

Research the 2018 Lexus NX 300 with our expert reviews and ratings. There's also a Navigation package with a larger 10.3-inch screen and a premium sound system. A few stand-alone options worth mentioning include a power liftgate, upgraded LED headlights and power-folding rear seats.

Surprisingly, the Lexus NX 200t has been renamed the NX 300 this year, and we’re still wondering why, as it keeps its turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. After all, the previous name better reflected the vehicle’s displacement, right? Maybe the company wanted to enhance the sense of power or bring it closer to the hybrid variant, the NX 300h. Yes, the NX is also offered in a hybrid version, another advantage compared to its rivals.

Don’t miss our full review of the 2018 Lexus NX this week on The Car Guide.

Lexus Open To The Idea Of LFA Successor .
"So you're telling me there's a chance?"Between December 2010 and December 2012, Lexus assembled a total of 500 LFAs and 10 percent of the production was reserved for the hardcore version equipped with the Nürburgring Package. Despite being hugely desirable, there were still a dozen of brand new LFAs waiting in stock at dealerships in the United States in August last year, so it’s safe to say the model wasn’t exactly a huge commercial success. Since the supercar’s demise, many rumors emerged about a possible follow-up to the V10 machine, even though Lexus kept saying no.

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