About Lexus NX
Lexus is gearing up to launch the NX 300h hybrid SUV in the Indian market, in January 2018. The company has been quite secretive about the new product and said no comments when we tried to confirm, but judging by the front silhouette of the car in the official invite, it's quite identical to the NX 300h, specifically the F Sport trim. Globally the Lexus NX 300h is the company's smallest SUV and is likely to be positioned below the RX450h hybrid
Lexus NX Preview
As the Lexus NX 300h name suggests, we will be getting the hybrid version of the car which is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine paired with an electric motor that produces a combined output of 194 bhp. The motor comes paired to an electronically controlled CVT unit and the car runs on pure electric or petrol or a combination of both. The engine will remain the same, but we will get the top-end F Sport trim option as well.
Fitting a fully-function set of ice-made wheels to a vehicle was extremely challenging, with a team of ice sculpture specialists creating exact scale versions after 3 months of research, design and testing. The whole project was undertaken by London-based Hamilton Ice Sculptors, who have 35 years of "world-leading experience in producing innovative and large-scale works". Each 'cool' wheel took 36 hours to produce with 4 sculptors working on one. The entire process involved hand-crafting, using Japanese steel chisels and shaping tools.
The Lexus NX is available internationally with 3 engine options - a 2-litre turbocharged inline 4-cylinder direct injection petrol unit, a 2-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol mill, and a hybrid variant with a 2.5-litre inline 4-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor. The crossover SUV comes in front-wheel drive and 4x4 versions, and competes against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque, etc.