From a stylistic point of view, the new NX is certainly an upgrade from its predecessor. Not to say the previous model was ugly but, after six years, it was starting to show its age. The new model appears fresher and far more dynamic than before, with the brand’s signature ‘Spindle’ grille and a fashionable lightbar round back. Placed above the aforementioned design detail is the brand’s new badging. No longer will the traditional logo sit on the rear, but rather the Lexus name spelled out in bold letters.
If it’s still a touch too tame for you, Toyota’s in-house tuning company, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) offers a number of styling add-ons to give it a sportier look. What’s more, a performance damper can be fitted which not only improves high-speed stability but also gives a comfier ride quality.
Prices for the NX start at $37,950 for the base model, with the hybrid retailing for $41,050. Those wanting the most powerful derivative, the plug-in hybrid, will have to fork over $55,650 for the privilege.