2017 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
Making its debut in 2014, the Lexus NX is still a fresh model in the rapidly expanding subcompact crossover segment. It came as the brand’s first model in this class, slotting below the popular RX crossover. In the meantime, the NX managed to establish itself as one of the most appealing models in the class. As for the 2017 Lexus NX, we expect it to receive a revised list of standard amenities as well as a few interior tweaks. Thanks to its bold styling combined with a powerful turbocharged engine, this sleek crossover will continue to be a worthy contender in the race with the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
2017 Lexus NX Design
When it comes to the exterior styling, expect the 2017 Lexus NX to carry over pretty much unchanged. Being the first model to adopt the brand’s latest design philosophy, the NX crossover boasts a unique and head-turning appearance. The front fascia is dominated by the gaping Lexus spindle grille and sharp headlights with L-shaped LED daytime running lights. Seen from the sides, the vehicle features a less pronounced profile that ends with a sharply angled tailback. As for the rear end, it gets 3D sculpted taillights that contribute largely to the NX’s extravagant design. The interior makes a similar impression, especially the number of high-end materials that cover virtually every inch of the cabin. Some may even say that the interior looks too busy and complex with its intricate lines, multiple levels and a bevy of different materials. However, it provides one of the most comfortable and quiet rides you can find in the crossover segment.
Just like its predecessor, the 2017 Lexus NX will be offered with two different powertrains under the hood. The NX 200t comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that punches out 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Both FWD and AWD models come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Now, the NX 300h hybrid models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. The system’s net output is rated at 194 horsepower transmitted through a continuously variable transmission.
According to some sources, the 2017 Lexus NX is due to go on sale in late 2016. We don’t expect any major price changes, which means the entry-level NX is likely to start at around $35,500.