Lexus has announced the pricing for the NX 300h lineup today, the first model in its all-new SUV range which will hit Australian showrooms next month.
Priced from $55,000 plus on-road costs for the two-wheel drive NX 300h Luxury, and $59,500 for the all-wheel drive model, both cars come with substantial standard equipment including:
– Satellite navigation
– Reverse camera and parking sonar (front and rear)
– New touch-sensitive Lexus Remote Touch controller
– Power rear tailgate
– Drive mode select (ECO, Normal and Sport)
– Heated front seats, with eight-way power adjustment
– LED low beam headlamps and fog lamps
– Cruise control
– Rain sensing wipers
– 18-inch alloy wheels
– Smart start
– 10-speaker audio with dual USB inputs, DAB+ and Bluetooth®^^
– Tyre pressure warning sensors
– Electro chromatic interior mirror (auto dimming)
– Electric folding exterior mirrors
– CVT with six-step function
– Premium steering wheel
– Power steering column adjust
– Electric park brake
– 60:40 rear-fold seats.
Next up is the NX 300h F Sport which is priced from $66,000. It gains Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), 360 degree panoramic monitor, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, all-LED headlamps, wireless phone charger, 10-speaker audio, two-USB inputs, 10-way adjustable power front seats with driver memory, heated and cooled front seats, F Sport 18-inch alloys, unique exterior and interior styling, leather-accented interior and front and rear performance dampers.
Two enhancement packs are also available.
Enhancement Pack 1 ($4,000) includes moon roof and the 14-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system.
Enhancement Pack 2 ($7,500) includes Pre-Collision Safety system (PCS), all-speed active cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, widescreen colour heads-up display (HUD), auto high beam, smart card key, moon roof and Mark Levinson audio.
Finally, the range-topping NX 300h Sports Luxury is priced from $75,000. It adds power 60:40 rear-fold seat (a segment first), PCS, all-speed active cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, widescreen colour HUD, all-LED headlamps with auto high beam, smart card key, moon roof and 14-speaker Mark Levinson audio.
The NX 300h combines a high thermal efficiency 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle engine with an integrated high-torque electric motor. Similar to the powertrains used in the IS 300h and GS 300h, total output is rated at 164kW and 221Nm.
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said that the NX 300h embodies all of Lexus’ latest thinking around design, technology and driving dynamics.
“The NX is not only great to look at it’s also great to drive. With its high level of standard specification and innovation, the NX is set to make its mark in the luxury SUV segment,” Mr Hanley said.
“The whole concept of NX is to surprise and delight customers by offering an innovative SUV for modern lifestyles without skimping on the everyday conveniences – think of it as the ultimate urban accessory.
“To-date, pre-order interest has been extremely strong and we believe that with its specification, size and pricing the NX is set to become one of our best-selling models locally,” Mr Hanley said.
|Model||Drive-train||RRP||1||2||Enhancement pack specification|
|F Sport||AWD||$66,000||$4,000||Moonroof and 14 speaker Mark Levinson Audio|
|$7,500||Pre-collision safety, all speed cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, Heads-up Display, Smart Key, Auto High Beam, Moonroof, 14 speaker Mark Levinson|