Lexus Philippines has something special for the holidays.
After making its global debut last June, the all-new Lexus NX will be heading to the Philippines this December. Now on its second generation, the 2022 NX features an evolutionary redesign inside and out, rides on an all-new platform, and features an upgraded powertrain.
The new-generation NX is built on the new platform for Toyota and Lexus models, otherwise known as Toyota Global Architecture (TNGA). While it relatively looks the same as its predecessor, the next-generation crossover adopts a more rounded design. Lexus toned down some of the creases and edges of the NX with smoother curves. It also has a revised spindle grille and a new headlight design similar to the IS sedan.
At the rear, there's a new set of redesigned LED taillights that are connected by an LED lightbar, giving the crossover a sleeker appearance. But perhaps the most interesting change on the NX is the lack of the Lexus 'L' badge. Instead, the company opted to spell out 'L E X U S' on the tailgate for a more minimalist design.
Size-wise, the new NX is larger than before, measuring 4660mm long (+20), 1865mm wide (+20), and 1640mm tall (+5). The wheelbase has also been extended by 30mm to 2690mm, which should improve high-speed stability and ride quality.
Powertrain options for the PH-spec NX are not yet available. However, it could come with the new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Dubbed the T24A-FTS, the engine produces 279 PS with 430 Nm of torque and will likely be available in the NX 350. It will be paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with all-wheel drive. This drivetrain will likely be reserved for the range-topping F-Sport variant.
Other available engines could be a 2.5-liter hybrid and a 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid powertrain (PHEV) that will be paired to a CVT. It will also have all-wheel-drive capability thanks to a rear electric motor that drives the rear wheels.
Excited to get your hands on an all-new NX? Lexus Philippines is now accepting pre-orders for the crossover. To get in contact with a sales consultant, customers can visit the Lexus Remote Page and send in their personal details and inquiries for the all-new NX.