| James Kon |
THE Lexus NX 200h (hybrid) and NX 200 (turbo) are not widely available in Brunei Darussalam.
There is currently only one unit of each model in the country and the number of people on the waiting list is growing.
The Lexus NX is one of the bestselling models for compact luxury SUV, it was revealed recently at a media press briefing on the latest additions to the Lexus family.
NX has a mission to attract the next generation of Lexus buyers.
The design of the Lexus NX is ground-breaking.
It possesses the world’s first illuminated exterior door pull handle with no visible key hole and cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold with twin scroll turbocharger.
The new Lexus NX 200t is the first Lexus that comes with a turbo petrol engine.
The Lexus first 2.0 L turbo engine can rev up to 238hp at 4800-5600rpm.
The newly developed four cylinder, 2.0 litre, 16 valves engine has variable valve timing.
It is also economical with superior thermal efficient combustion and has a direct injection four stroke gasoline engine.
The Lexus NX 200t is light weight and a compact unit whose characteristics match the turbo engine.
Meanwhile, the NX 300h represents the displacement of a conventional petrol engine required to provide the same power output as the vehicle’s 2.5L plus electric motor.
For the NX200t, there are the Eco, normal and sports modes and for the NX300h the Eco, normal, Sport S and Sport S plus as well as EV.
The new Lexus compact SUV also has a panoramic view monitor, triple L-shaped LED headlamps, touch sensitive interior map and dome lights as well as a Qi charger for mobile phones.
Igino Quattucci of Lexus Asia Pacific, in his presentation, showcased the sophisticated panoramic view camera of the Lexus NX by blinding the front and side view mirrors.
It takes a little bit of time and huge confidence to trust the display from the camera to get the hand of maneuvering through tight corners.
In the display, there is also an indicator showing where to turn.
Another interesting gadget in the Lexus NX is the wireless charger that can be used to charge smart phones compatible with the Qi international wireless charging standard.
The wireless charger is located in the middle compartment of the hand-rest.
NX has also introduced a chassis with Microcopic force control with the aim to reduce or remove small forces like body shake caused by the stroke of the windscreen wipers, vehicle movement caused by a passing vehicle and small changes to vehicle geometry.
Interested buyers can head to the Lexus showroom in Beribi to catch a glimpse of the Lexus NX.