After the big redesign, we are not getting any big update on the entire NX class. Well, this crossover is not the smallest anymore. The company is launching the brand-new UX SUV which is positioned beneath NX with size and price. Next season we will see again 2019 Lexus NX 300 as the part of the lineup. This is a relatively new model since it replaced 200t SUV. Also, this vehicle will also have a hybrid version.
Besides NX 300h hybrid version, the new crossover is updating its F Sport model. This is going to be the most exciting trim level with numerous upgrades. However, its release date is later than for the base 2019 Lexus NX 300. At this moment, the company announced it will be available as FWD and AWD model, while other trim levels are still unknown.
2019 Lexus NX 300 Engine Specifications
Under the hood of the 2019 Lexus NX 300 will be a 2.0-l four-pot engine. Turbocharger allows this drivetrain to create more power, reaching 240 hp. Also, modifications for the next crossover will add few more pound-feet to torque output. The powertrain is paired with a CVT automatic gearbox. There are some special features that this transmission offers. For example, at full throttle, the vehicle activates kick-down switch and delivers full power.
2019 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 is having a hybrid variant. That is NX 300h that uses completely different drive system. Instead of 2.0-l engine, the base one is 2.5-liter. This is again four-cylinder unit, but it doesn’t come with turbocharger. Instead, the drivetrain pairs electric motor. This combination is good for 195 hp total. Owners of the hybrid NX will get significant gas mileage boost. After updates for 2019 season, NX 300h will return 35 mpg in city drive.
2019 Lexus NX 300 F Sport
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 F Sport is bringing a lot of unique features. However, it won’t raise the price for too much. For only $2,000 more, we can get sportier tuning of suspension, or aluminum pedals. Premium package for F Sport will add power moonroof and ventilation for front seats. Outside, 18-inch wheels are taking the position, and turn indicators are integrated into LED DRLs.
2019 Lexus NX 300 Price
The luxurious 2019 Lexus NX 300 is coming with the starting price of just above $36,000. For only $2,000 more, it can be upgraded to hybrid or F Sport version. For all-wheel drive, in each combination, buyers will have to spend $1,500 more. Lexus is not offering trim levels with packages of equipment and features. That will buyers do. Every model will have selected upgrades, and it is up to owners how do they want to customize their Lexus NX 300.
Future of the 2019 Lexus NX 300
The compact class of crossovers is the most popular segment in the car industry. So, there is no need to worry about this model. It is reliable, popular, has plenty of options and features. However, every now and then Lexus will have to refresh it. After the 2019 year model, we could see the next one with significant updates. Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, is working hard on the premiere of the new Lexus UX, so all other models are somehow in the second plan for now. But, after the release of the subcompact SUV, we can expect news for other models, at first place 2019 Lexus NX 300.