For the 2018 iteration, Lexus has updated the NX lineup’s styling, renamed its base model, add some new equipment and revised its suspension system. Just one year after these updates, Lexus is going to release the 2020 Lexus NX. For this upcoming iteration, what kind of redesign and engine Lexus has in store? Also, when will it enter the market? We have the answers below.
2020 Lexus NX Exterior Changes & Update
Let’s talk about 2020 Lexus NX redesign of the exterior. The 2018 NX is using underpinnings as Toyota’s RAV4. However, it receives distinctive attitudes and styling. For instance, you can see its spindle grille and stylish body lines sculpture.
With the upcoming 2020, however, the front fascia will look more aggressive thanks to its L-shaped LED headlights and gaping spindle grille. Also contributing to its distinctive look is its updated taillights, which also include L-shaped LED lights. Other additions, such as side mirrors, lively accents, and black grille will be included in F Sport package.
What is great about the redesign is that while the changes and updates can be seen clearly, the NX lineup’s distinctive character is still there.
Interior New Features
The interior is going to get some redesign as well. Inside, you will be able to find soft, padded sections which include stitched materials. Its cabin is cozy and quiet. All the seats are comfortable although it is very apparent for the front seats.
The standard equipment for the upcoming NX are LED cabin lighting, power seats, an 8-inch display, voice command, steering wheel covered in leather as well as various safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
Engine Specs & Transmission
Unlike the exterior and interior that will get some updates, the engine variants are likely to stay the same. Indeed. The upcoming NX is going to use the same engine variants as its predecessor. Also important to mention, the 2020 Lexus NX200T will be renamed as NX 300.
The NX300, as the base model, will get a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an output of 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. There will also be a hybrid engine, a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine which is capable of generating up to 154 horsepower.
In terms of fuel economy, since engine variants are the same, so will its fuel economy. As such the NX 300 model is likely to be rated 22/28 mpg, the hybrid model 33/30 mpg and the F Sports model 22/27 mpg.
2020 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
Although it is meant to be a 2020 model, the new NX is scheduled to enter the market in 2018. As for the price, we expect it to be more or less at the same range as the current model. The 2020 Lexus NX 300, which is the same model, should be around $36,000 while the higher models may reach as high as $40,000.
The upcoming Lexus NX is going to continue the updates that the current model got. While the engine variants are likely to be the same, its exterior and interior will get some updates. There will be new features as well. With all these updates, we expect it to provide a better driving experience than its predecessor.