The Lexus NX F-Sport is the next generation in the luxury SUV segment, with over 95% of its components upgraded and renewed. This bold model has a chiselled body and a pronounced spindle grille featuring the brand’s new grille mesh with criss-cross patterns above the sporty satin silver front bumper splitter. Boasting a sleek profile, the impressive and dynamic design includes LED projector headlights with a black extension and flared wheel arches.
“The Lexus NX has endeared itself by combining intuitive design and nimble performance in an attractively sized package,” says Lexus Malaysia president Ravindran K. “It is unlike any other SUV in its segment and has proved to be very popular here, making up one in three Lexus vehicles sold by Lexus Malaysia. This model raises aspirations even further as it brings greater innovation and superior engineering, promising a rewarding and truly satisfying ownership experience.”
Equipped with a 2.4L turbocharged engine that produces 275hp at 6,000 rpm, the NX F-Sport has a 430Nm torque, ensuring a smooth ride and great performance. On top of that, it has an eight-speed automatic transmission with AI shift control that can scan the road with a camera. The Luxury variant of this new SUV is available with a 2.5L naturally aspirated engine boasting 204hp at 6,600rpm with 243Nm of torque.
Safety is a key characteristic of this vehicle, which is stylish and comfortable. With the help of the Lexus Safety System Plus umbrella, users can breathe easy with the impressive list of features. This includes the Pre-Collision System, which keeps an eye out for pedestrians and bicyclists; Lane Tracing Assist; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Road Sign Assist, to remind you of speed limits; Panoramic View Monitor; and Parking Brake Support.
The new Lexus NX F-Sport is available at RM389,888 on the road without insurance, while the Luxury variant is RM370,888.
This article first appeared on June 6, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.