NX was the smallest luxury crossover by Lexus until the new UX stepped into the market. Whatsoever, it will make the compact vehicle improve its appearance, styling, and performance. Well, the 2020 Lexus NX will be pretty versatile, with F Sport and Hybrid model already certain for the next edition. Since the vehicle came in 2015 for the first time, we could see an exterior refresh and interior overhaul for the upcoming crossover.
The arrival of the subcompact UX will take away some fans from 2020 Lexus NX. However, the new NX 300, NX 300h, and NX F Sport will be better after the redesign. Slight changes on the grille and hood are there to improve the aerodynamics of the crossover. Also, the compact vehicle will be fuel-friendlier and quitter.
2020 Lexus NX Specs
Under the hood of the Lexus NX remains a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. It is capable to produce 235 hp and 260 lb-ft. Advanced technologies are bringing a lot of innovations to its SVT transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard. Optionally, buyers can pick 2020 Lexus NX 300 AWD model. The bad thing is the turbocharged drivetrain must use premium fuel. The mileage is under the average for this segment. The new NX is going to return 25 mpg.
2020 Lexus NX Hybrid
The alternative to the petrol unit is 2020 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid. This version comes with a bigger gasoline unit – a 2.5-l four-pot. The base setup of the drivetrain is offering 155 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque. A pair of electric motors is positioned on each axle. Front one comes with 140 hp and the rear one 67 ponies. The total output of the 2020 Lexus NX300h is 194 hp. That setup boosts fuel economy in the urban drive. The crossover returns 33 mpg and 30 mpg on the highway.
2020 Lexus NX F Sport
Top of the range model is 2020 Lexus NX F Sport. As its name says, the crossover is offering sportier performance thanks to the unique suspension setup. There are also a few other upgrades that will make the ride with this version smoother. Aluminum pedals, heated and ventilated sports seats are definitely worth of purchase.
2020 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Lexus NX is not coming so soon. With the subcompact UX in the market for 2019, the company will give some time to it to raise the popularity. Also, the focus is going to be on developing the new hybrid, probably for the GX model. This also has an advantage over the redesign of the Lexus NX 2020. So, having all this in mind, the new compact vehicle could arrive late in 2019.
Also, the price will suffer slight modification, thanks to the redesign. However, everything depends on the chosen configuration. The entry-level crossover will cost around $37,000. The 2020 Lexus NX F Sport adds around $3,000. If you wish to upgrade any of these two with an all-wheel drive, that will cost an additional $1,500. Hybrid NX 300h is not offering two-wheel drive, and AWD crossover will be slightly cheaper than the F Sport.