As a luxurious branch of Honda company is always in demand. They mustn’t fail, so every time we hear that Lexus is preparing something new, it draws a lot of attention. So it is with 2019 Lexus NX. The compact SUV is packed with latest infotainment systems. Also, buyers will choose between NX 300, NX 300 F Sport, and NX 300h models.
Since the last edition of the crossover was redesigned, the 2019 Lexus NX is not coming with many changes. However, official details are not going to be available until the release date. The next redesign will happen after 2020, so fans are not going to be excited about the SUV.
2019 Lexus NX Engines
There are three versions of the 2019 Lexus NX on the way. As the current lineup, the next one comes with base NX 300, NX 300 F Sport, and NX 300h. Nevertheless, there are two types of drivetrains, petrol, and hybrid.
Under the hood of the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and F Sport version buyers will find a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with an output of 235 hp. This is not an NX Turbo crossover, which is the name of the previous edition. However, the turbocharged unit is capable to add 260 lb-ft of torque. Only premium fuel is good for this version. Also, buyers will be able to choose between front- and all-wheel drive setup. Of course, the first one has a slightly better mileage.
Lexus NX 300h Hybrid
The other drivetrain option for the 2019 Lexus NX is a hybrid crossover. It will be installed in the 300h model again. The combination is a 2.5-liter petrol unit and two electric motors.
The conventional unit is an inline-four with outputs of 155 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque. It gets a boost by electric motors installed on both axles. The front one comes with more power. It can create 140 horses. The rear-end motor is good for 67 hp. However, the total net output of this system is 195 hp, which is still fair enough.
Mileage jumps to 33/30 mpg for city/highway. The 2019 Lexus NX 300h will be available as the AWD crossover, without alternative drive method.
2019 Lexus NX Release Date
The 2019 Lexus NX will come later this year. The company pays more attention to other models. The RX suffers the most changes, so definitely the spotlight will be on it. However, fans are eagerly waiting for the compact luxury SUV. So, the 2019 Lexus NX could come later this year. Dealerships across the USA will be ready to offer it even before next year.
Prices, Options, Extras
The base model, 2019 Lexus NX 300 will cost probably around $38,000 in FWD variant and $500-1,000 more with AWD. For F Sport, buyers must add between $1,000-2,000, depending on configuration. Hybrid 300h is somewhere in the middle.
Navigation is not standard, so that is the main expense among optional packages. Premium and Luxury bundles will add high-end features that boost overall impression. Also, fans can pick towing or comfort accessories. Some of the items are available for single purchase. So, no need to buy the entire package, but only some features to upgrade 2019 Lexus NX.