| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE first entry into the compact crossover seg-ment, the intriguing, distinctive and powerful NX has an edgy and striking design that was de-veloped to appeal to new customers with urban and active lifestyles, setting new standards for future Lexus models.
Surprising and magical in all its details, fun and unique in personality plus breathtaking at every turn, the Lexus NX (‘The Next Exceptional’) is everything that you want it to be, to suit any occasion.
In developing and designing the NX, over 2,000 engineers were involved, and who challenged themselves to meet some high goals in pursuit of perfection, with attention paid to the tiniest details.
With its wide and bold stance, the sculpted NX’s eye-catching exterior was designed to provide a feeling of agility that is not usually associated with a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and has a nimble look yet an aggressive form that hints at, and contributes to, higher performance.
The new Lexus also boasts a wide array of rare innovations that integrate seamlessly into one’s lifestyle, raising the bar in its segment by offering drivers thoughtful features, such as its Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology, that anticipate every need and create a driving experience that is both intuitive and effortless.
Meanwhile, the NX’s interior evokes a premium feel and has structural beauty that also maximises its functionality.
The centre silver frame is confidently embedded into the instrument panel, symbolising strength.
The cabin design prioritises seating and interior space.
The NX in fact possesses the lowest hip point in its segment, increasing overall headroom.
The quilted patterns of the seats and varied pad thickness express the vehicle’s crossover intention.
The NX also offers the best in class luggage load length and rear seat leg space.
Every single facet of the NX, including its swee-ping contours, has been meticulously crafted to deliver lavish luxury befitting of the Lexus emblem and to ensure that nothing but the absolute best is delivered.
Specialised manufacturing techniques are employed in production, such as body adhesives and laser-screw welding to improve the rigidity of the suspension system and body, thereby in-creasing performance to a whole new level.
The Lexus NX hybrid is also incredibly smooth and quiet unlike any other hybrids, delivering great performance and best-in-class fuel consumption (a mere 5.7 L/100) that is amazing for an SUV of this size
Among many other technologies onboard the NX include the new Lexus Remote Touch Interface, a Panoramic View Monitor (using four cameras mounted onto the vehicle’s front and rear sides), a comprehensive multi-information display, the G sensor and boost meter, the all-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.