Lexus NX is now open for booking- priced at RM370k
Good news, the all-new second-generation Lexus NX SUV is now open for booking in Malaysia. There are also two versions to offer; the NX 250 Luxury variant, priced at RM370,888 and the NX 350 F Sport variant, priced at RM389,888.
Prices are on-the-road without insurance, and also without the sales tax exemption which is scheduled to end June 30 this year.
The NX 250 Luxury variant is powered by a 2.5 litre naturally aspirated engine rated to produce 204 hp at 6,600 rpm and 243 Nm of torque from 4,000 to 5,000 rpm, while the NX 350 F Sport gets a 2.4 litre turbocharged engine producing 275 hp at 6,000 rpm and 430 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 3,600 rpm. Transmission is by an eight-speed automatic with AI Shift control, which employs a camera to scan the road ahead and adapt its shift protocol accordingly.
Underpinning the second-generation Lexus NX is the GA-K variant of the Lexus Global Architecture, which offers 30% greater rigidity over the previous generation car for better handling and control, says Lexus.
In terms of safety equipment, standard on the 2022 NX is Lexus Safety System Plus (LSS+) suite, which includes Pre-Collision System (PCS) for pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane tracing assist (LTA), dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC) with stop-and-go function and the adaptive high-beam system (AHS).
For added driver assistance, there is also road sign assist (RSA) that will read posted speed limits, panoramic view monitor (PVM) and parking brake support (PKSB) that control engine output and applied autonomous braking when carrying out parking manoeuvres.
Eight colours will be available for the second-generation, 2022 Lexus NX including Sonic Chrome, while the more potent F Sport variant gets two exclusive colours, according to Lexus Malaysia. Meanwhile, the NX cabin gets a choice of interior colours in black and dark rose, while the Luxury variant gets trimmed in Hazel. The cabin of the sportier F Sport variant can be specified in Black, or Flare Red.