The all-new 2022 Lexus NX is a very exciting luxury crossover with so much to offer. This model is about to introduce additional changes and upgrades. As you know, the current NX model arrived with minor updates, so the 2022MY will gain more major changes. Unfortunately, we don’t know so much about this upcoming model. Lexus will surely deliver a surprise or two.
What we know is that the platform is shared with the RAV4 crossover. And just like Toyota RAV4, Lexus NX is also a small model with a hatchback-like look. Performances are great and NX still needs a couple of important upgrades to call it a true luxury crossover. What we like about this model are its ride quality and its sharp styling.
2022 Lexus NX Redesign
New 2022 Lexus NX will introduce exterior redesign. As we said, NX crossover shares its architecture with models such as Toyota Venza and Toyota RAV4. On the other hand, the NX model is slightly longer than both of these models. We think the NX crossover looks better, sharper, and definitely more premium.
At this moment, we don’t know how the new model will exactly look like. Some renderings are currently available but this is far from reliable. Lexus will most likely stick to its recognizable design language with the familiar spindle grille. Still, the new model will surely evolve and it will look better than its predecessor.
The interior of the 2022 Lexus NX will once again deliver a lot of premium stuff. The cabin is very modern and we are hoping to see some major changes. For a start, Lexus will surely provide a new infotainment system and additional driver-assistance features. A longer list of standard equipment is a must, but we also expect some new optional amenities as well.
The cabin design will also change, but not so drastically. Still, Lexus will redesign the dashboard and new seats are the most likely outcome as well. The interior room won’t change and we can’t say the NX model is spacious. However, comfort is truly amazing.
Powerful Hybrid Setup
Despite its nice looks and premium interior, the highlight of the 2022 Lexus NX is its hybrid powertrain. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine is available and the same output powers Toyota Venza. As you know, these two models are also using the same platform. Thanks to that, the same hybrid powertrain comes as no surprise.
The NX crossover will produce around 220 horsepower, using the three-motor setup. Moreover, Lexus offers an electronic on-demand all-wheel-drive system and impressive CVT automatic transmission. If you want even more power, Lexus will also provide an optional 2.4-liter turbo-four engine with 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.
2022 Lexus NX Release Date, Price
The price of the new 2022 Lexus NX will probably start at around $40,000, or slightly above that. This small crossover offers a hybrid variant, called “NX300h.” This model is available for $44,000 and the sales will begin in the last quarter of 2021.