Lexus has already achieved some impressive benchmark with the 2017 NX Hybrid The makers, once and for all is not going to settle as 2018 Lexus NX Hybrid has already gone up on their drawing board. With utmost certainty, experts have predicted that the class-leading 31 mpg mileage rating of the current generation model might be surpassed by Lexus’ new 2018 NX Hybrid.
To follow up with what Lexus usually does, this new model will come in 3 different styles including NX Turbo F Sport, NX Turbo, and NX 300h. These variants will bring along various powertrain and drivetrain configurations for a versatile driving experience.
2018 Lexus NX Hybrid Under the Hood
2018 Lexus NX Hybrid is suspected of incorporating the previously used 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine that produces 194 HP of power. An electric motor/generator will be paired with this engine which may take the power figure well above the 200 HP mark. Torque rating is likely to receive similar improvements.
The fuel efficiency of this powertrain currently stands at 33 mpg in city, 30 mpg on highways and 31 mpg combined. Lexus may shed some of NX’s body weight or throw in some aerodynamic design specs to improve on this numbers. Apart from its EPA, this will also make the car take less than 9.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from 0. Top Speed will, however, be limited to 112 mph.
2018 Lexus NX Hybrid Chassis
No official word is yet available on the build-up of this new Lexus NX Hybrid. The chassis of 2017 NX Hybrid may consist of fine-tuned suspension which will be carried over from its predecessor.
- Front Suspension– Independent MacPherson struts with a stabilizer bar, gas-pressurized shock absorbers, and coil springs.
- Rear Suspension– Independent double-wishbone with the same set of shock absorbers and coil springs as its front sibling.
- Wheels – 17 × 7 inches 10 spoke aluminum wheels.
- Tires – 225/65 R17 all-season tires.
All this may add on to improve the hybrid powertrain’s performance and boost its fuel economy figures.
2018 Lexus NX Hybrid Exterior and Interior
Great efficiency, Lexus NX Hybrid will also be great on exterior styling. The new 2018 Lexus NX Hybrid will not incorporate any significant visual changes to its exterior body but do expect a few sharp corners and increased body lines.
The lower portion of the front fascia might get a new look as the front bumper is to be revised slightly. The layout of LED daytime running light could also get some revisions which may now take on a sharper look.
There’s no official information about the interior cabin, experts have predicted that minimal changes in this section. The SUV will retain most its predecessor’s internal specs with its package options remaining intact.
Technology wise, expect the infotainment center to support voice commands. The intuitive Remote Touchpad ® featured in the instrument cluster will be retained. The 4.2-inch multi-information display on the gauge cluster behind the steering will add that classy look.
2018 Lexus NX Hybrid Price and Release Date
2017 NX Hybrid starts from $35,085. This figure will certainly be increased for the 2018 Lexus NX Hybrid. As to its release date, Lexus might release this 2018 NX Hybrid during the end of 2017 or probably early 2018.