TRD offers Lexus NX styling kit

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Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has released a new aero package for the new Lexus NX compact crossover. The kit is designed to be fitted to the F Sport variant of the NX.

Available exclusively for the Japanese domestic market at this stage, the styling kit consists of a front spoiler, rear diffuser and quad exhaust tip setup. A set of 19-inch forged aluminium wheels that weigh just 11.4 kg can also be optioned.

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The front spoiler costs ¥81,000 ($790 USD), while the rear diffuser and sports muffler retails for ¥262,440 ($2,570 USD). The set of 19-inch wheels is priced at a hefty ¥436,860 ($4,280 USD).

The new midsize Lexus NX is to be positioned under the larger RX. It is Lexus’ answer to the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5 and the recently unveiled Mercedes-Benz GLK Class.

Two powertrain variants of the NX were announced at its debut in Beijing earlier this year: the NX 300h, riding on Lexus’ well known petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, and the NX 200t, the first Lexus fitted with a turbo engine. Both will be available in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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The NX 200t is powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged engine producing 175 kW and 340 Nm. It features the world’s first combination of a cylinder head with an integrated water-cooled exhaust manifold and a twin scroll turbo charger. This combination in addition to other new technologies such as a turbo-specific D-4ST fuel injection technology and continuous variable valve timing with expanded valve opening angles (VVT-iW) ensures excellent driveability and fuel efficiency, claimed Lexus.

The NX 300h combines a high thermal efficiency 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine with an integrated high-torque electric motor. Total output is rated at 164 kW and 221 Nm.

The Lexus NX will launch in Australia this October.

 

 

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