The new 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid will be presented during next year according to the latest news. Although it won’t get many changes, we are still expecting some small upgrades in order to stay fresh. So, it could get some new styling tweaks, upgrades inside the cabin, and the engine will probably remain the same.
Engine and performance of the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid
The upcoming 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid will hit the market with the well-known engine used in its forerunner. So, on the engine front, the 2020 model year won’t get any changes. So, this hybrid powertrain will be a combination of a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine and two electric motors. The gasoline engine will have the output of 154 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque. The front electric motor will be able to 141 hp. And the rear electric motor will be capable of making 67 horses. So, the total output of this unit will be 194 horsepower. The engine will be mated to a continuously variable transmission and the all-wheel drive system will be standard. Speaking of the fuel economy, it will be rated at 33 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid
When it comes to exterior, the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid will feature a bit aggressive design, especially on the front fascia. So, the front will get the recognizable spindle grille and sharp LED headlights. The rear end will be dominated by the revised three-dimensional taillights. Furthermore, it will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels while higher trim will get the larger 18-inch wheels. As well, the F Sport version will feature a larger grille, a lower body kit, more details, and larger wheels too.
The interior of the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid will be one of the best in its segment. The front seats are very comfortable, multi-adjustable and supportive and so are the rear ones. The dashboard is fitted with a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. Speaking of the cargo room, the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid has the room of 16.8 cubic feet with all seats up. However, with the rear seats folded down, it expands to 53.7 cubic feet.
As for the equipment, every model includes 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, satellite radio, keyless entry/ignition, 17-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, Bluetooth, synthetic leather upholstery, ambient LED lighting, LED taillights, etc. The Hybrid version will also get Wi-Fi and a power-adjustable steering column. Some of the optional features will be navigation, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, 18-inch alloys, a power sunroof, hands-free tailgate, heated steering wheel, parking sensors, and so on. The Navigation package will add the Lexus Enform system while the Luxury package will wood trim, self-dimming mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, etc.
Release date and price
The 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid is expected to arrive next year, but the precise date is not yet known. The price will remain the same, and it will begin at $39,500 for the hybrid version.