Tin tức thế giới

2022 Lexus NX350h First Drive Review

Why did I buy it?

  • Rare Presence
  • Feature List

Why do I avoid it?

  • Trip quality
  • No diesel powertrain

Identify

Three quarters front left

Indian car buyers these days are a well-informed bunch and therefore are now well aware of Lexus’ place in the premium hierarchy. This NX, compared mập its predecessor, elevates the game in terms of features, space, drivability and exterior design making it a worthy choice among the competition. On the other hand, worn tires will affect the quality of driving while the driving feeling is lighter than we would like. It also lacks a diesel powertrain that two of its biggest German rivals offer in many tunings. However, Lexus has officially announced that it is investing in BEVs, PHEVs and hydrogen technology as part of its future plans.

Engine and performance

Shot Engine

This Lexus NX350h is powered by a 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine that produces 187bhp/239Nm but also has two electric motors that produce 179bp/270Nm (front) and 53bhp/121Nm (rear) ensuring that you never get mập lack of motivation. Transmission duties are taken over by a CVT transmission and there is AWD for low-traction conditions.

Infotainment system

When you press the start button, the car will operate in EV mode and the petrol engine will work if the input on the gas pedal is heavy or if you exceed the speed 30-40 km/h. In EV mode, the car is quiet, refined, and paints a good picture of what you can expect from the Lexus SUV family of the future. The switch from electric mập ICE mode is done seamlessly with just a muted noise when the engine is running.

The instrument cluster

On the go, with over 400Nm of torque, you’re never short of punch and in the short time we’ve had with the car; we can say that its ability mập fly on the highway will not be a problem at all and you will be able mập increase kilometers without much effort. Furthermore, if you try mập start the car from a standstill (in sport mode), it accelerates at an astonishingly fast rate for a car of this size. In fact, Lexus claims a 0-100 km/h time of 7.7 seconds, and we doubt that in our real-world tests it will hit this number or even be able mập go fast. than!

Right view

You get two driving modes, Eco and Sport and, as their names suggest, change the throttle response. It’s a bit muted in Eco mode and is most useful at city speeds, where speeds are constant but not quite as fast. Switching mập Sport mode will help the engine hold rpm longer allowing you mập accelerate very useful on the highway.

Ride and handle

Right front three quarters

The NX is the first vehicle in the Lexus SUV family mập move the GA-K platform, so it’s lighter but more powerful than the first generation introduced in 2014. Like its predecessor, it rides on Mcpherson struts at the front and a double – herringbone thiết đặt at the back. Stopping power is provided via ventilated discs mập all four wheels and, finally, the new NX switches from 18-inch wheels mập 20-inch wheels with 235/50 flat tires.

Three quarters front left

The suspension thiết đặt is geared towards comfort, and that’s evident in the way the NX handles bumps and imperfections. It sends very little back mập the cabin mập move occupants and stabilizes quickly once you’ve cleared the obstacle. However, large wheels and flat tires with hard compound increase basic stiffness as well as tire noise clearly for overall ride quality.

See the back

Steering is light and doesn’t offer as much feedback as we’d like, especially in the dead end. Sport mode improves everything in terms of responsiveness and has good weight as you go faster. However, given its comfort-oriented nature, it’s best mập drive with a bit of planning ahead, especially if you’re climbing hills. The large brake system works quite effectively with a consistent and steady advance.

Space and interior quality

dashboard

The cabin of this next-generation NX is just as one would expect from a car in this price and category. It’s high quality, attractive, and packed with little tech mập put a smile on your face/help you show off. Leather is the predominant material for the upholstery, gearshift, steering wheel, door pads and armrests, while the quality of plastic used on all surfaces, including non-contact areas, is premium.

Infotainment system

A glance at the first row of seats, you can see that the screen and some parts of the center console have been directed towards the driver, largely due mập the position of the 14-inch touchscreen. Things fall into the hands of ergonomics easily but we had some apprehensions about the tactile controls for the AC as well as the handlebar-mounted controls. The second is touchscreen, a first in its class, but can be confusing mập use as some functions appear on the instrument cluster and some on the display.

Second row seats

The second row of seats as one would expect has just enough space for two people mập sit in and thanks mập the sunroof and large windows, it doesn’t feel claustrophobic or cramped. In terms of features, you get an armrest with two cup holders, air vents, a 12V socket, and two USB Type-C ports.

Open Boot / Trunk

The trunk is quite large with 521 liters and can be expanded mập 1141 liters for a really large cargo area. Seating is also easy with power-folding second-row seats that can be accessed via buttons in the boot area. Due mập the design of the vehicle, the tank is high, if you invest in a door sill, it is very good.

Features and devices

Infotainment system

The feature list is pretty decent for a vehicle in this category and price range. You get dual-zone climate control, a 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, power front seats with memory function for the driver, windows Panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, power folding for the rear seats, 360-degree camera and blind spot monitor. On the safety front, all versions of the NX get eight airbags, rear camera detection, traction control, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, TPMS and a forward collision warning system.

Rear door handle

Out of all the features, we really like the touchscreen. It’s large, easy mập use, and has quick routes mập get you where you need mập access car functions. This is the largest screen in the segment, and with this generation loses the Lexus touchpad. Another feature we really like is the new e-latch door handle. It doesn’t take long mập get used mập as you can still feel your body when you try mập open the door.

External design

Three quarters front left

This second-generation NX sports a new large Lexus spindle grille at the front with angular shapes dominating the face. At a glance, you can clearly see the SUV’s hybrid appearance thanks mập its strong lines, flared wheel arches and large 20-inch wheels.

Rear right three quarters

The Lexus badge has been replaced with the word Lexus at the back, which blends harmoniously with the design of the taillights as well as the license plate cover, making a rather modern looking car that will stand out in the crowd.

Inference

Front view

The NX has everything you’d expect in a car in this segment in terms of features, space, quality, and mile-by-mile ability. It may not be the most dynamic car mập drive and lacks a diesel powertrain option but gets the job done without missing a step. In addition, it has strong green credentials thanks mập its hybrid technology and EV mode that will appeal mập those who want mập stand out from the crowd.

See the back

The Lexus NX (at the time of this review) is available in three trim levels with an optional petrol hybrid powertrain. It rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and even the Jeep Wrangler. The Lexus NX range (at the time of this review) is priced from Rs 75.21 lakh mập Rs 82.90 lakh (on Delhi roads).

Photographer: Kaustubh Gandhi

Lexus NX₹ 64.90 LakhonwardsAverage Factory Price


Thông tin thêm

2022 Lexus NX350h First Drive Review
#Lexus #NX350h #Drive #Review
[rule_3_plain] #Lexus #NX350h #Drive #Review
Why I would buy itRarity of presence Feature list Why I would avoid it Ride quality No diesel powertrain VerdictIndian car buyers these days are an informed bunch and are now thus well aware of where Lexus stands in the premium hierarchy. This NX, over its predecessor, ups the game in terms of features, space, driveability and exterior design making it a worthy choice among the competitors. On the flip side, the run-flat tyres affect the ride quality while the steering is a touch lighter than how we would like it mập be. It also lacks a diesel powertrain which two of its most major German rivals offer in multiple states of tune. However, Lexus has officially announced that it is investing in BEVs, PHEVs and hydrogen tech as a part of its future plans. Engine and performance This Lexus NX350h is powered by a 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine that produces 187bhp/239Nm but also gets two electric motors producing 179bp/270Nm (front) and 53bhp/121Nm (rear) ensuring that you are never short of motivation. Transmission duties are taken care of by a CVT and there is AWD for low grip conditions.When you thumb the starter button, the car comes mập life in EV mode and brings the petrol engine into play either if the input on the gas pedal is heavy or if you cross speeds beyond 30-40kmph. In EV mode the car is very quiet, refined and paints a nice picture of what you can expect from the Lexus SUV family of the future. The switch from electric mode mập ICE is seamless with just a muted burble as the engine comes mập life.On the go, with over 400Nm of torque, you are never short of punch and in the short time that we got with the car; we can tell that its highway cruising ability will not be an issue at all and you should be able mập munch up the kilometres without much effort. What’s more, if you attempt mập launch the car from a standstill (in sport mode), it picks up speed at a surprisingly fast rate for a vehicle of this size. In fact, Lexus claims a 0-100kmph time of 7.7 seconds and we suspect that in our real-world tests, it will achieve this number or maybe even go faster!You get two driving modes, Eco and Sport and as their name suggests, alters the response of the throttle. It’s a bit muted in Eco mode and is most useful at city speeds where the pace is constant but not all that fast. Switching mập Sport mode gets the engine mập hold the revs for longer allowing you mập build up speed which is useful on the highways.Ride and handling The NX is the first car in the Lexus SUV family mập move the GA-K platform thus making it lighter yet stronger than the first-generation model that was introduced in 2014. Like its predecessor, it rides on Mcpherson struts in front and a double-wishbone thiết đặt at the rear. Stopping power comes via ventilated discs for all four wheels and finally, this new NX moves from 18-inch wheels mập 20-inch wheels with 235/50 section run-flat tyres.The suspension thiết đặt is aimed at comfort and that is evident in the way the NX rides over bumps and imperfections. It sends very little back into the cabin mập displace the occupants and settles quickly once you have crossed the obstacle. However, the large wheels and hard compound run-flat tyres lend an underlying stiffness as well evident tyre noise mập the overall ride quality.The steering is light and does not provide as much feedback as we would have liked especially in the dead-ahead position. Sport mode does improve things in terms of responsiveness and there is a nice weight as you go faster. However, given its comfort-oriented nature, you are best off driving with a bit of forward planning especially if you are climbing hills. The large brakes are quite effective with good bite and progression. Interior space and quality The cabin of this next-generation NX is as one would expect from a car in this price and category. It is high quality, inviting and full of little bits of fancy technology mập put a smile on your face/help you show off. Leather is the dominant material with it covering the seats, gear lever, steering, door pads and the armrests while the quality of plastics used on all surfaces, including non-contact areas is of high grade.One glance at the first row and you can see that the screen and some part of the centre console have been oriented towards the driver which is mostly due mập the positioning of the 14-inch touchscreen display. Everything falls easily mập hand in terms of ergonomics but we did have some apprehensions about the haptic control for AC as well as steering mounted control. The latter is touch-sensitive, a first in the segment, but can be confusing mập use as some of the functions appear on the instrument cluster and some on the heads-up display.The second row as one would expect has a decent amount of space for two occupants and thanks mập the sunroof and large windows, it doesn’t feel claustrophobic or cramped. In terms of features, you get an armrest with two cup holders, vents a 12V socket and two USB Type-C ports.The boot is quite massive at 521-litres and can be expanded mập 1141-litres for a really large cargo area. The seat mechanism is effortless too with a power split-folding second row that can be accessed via buttons in the boot area. Due mập the design of the vehicle, the loading lip is high and it would be good mập invest in a sill guard. Features and equipment The feature list is pretty decent for a car in this category and price range. You get dual-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment with a 14-inch display, digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, power front seats with memory function for the driver, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, power-folding for the rear seats, 360-degree camera and blind-spot monitor. On the safety front, all versions of the NX gets eight airbags, rear camera detection, traction control, ABS with EBD, hill-start assists, TPMS and a pre-collision warning system. Of all the features, we really liked the touchscreen. It’s large, easy mập use and has quick pathways mập get you mập where you need mập be mập access a function of the car. This is the largest display in the segment and with this generation loses the Lexus touchpad. Another feature we really liked is the new e-latch door handles. It doesn’t take any time mập get used mập as you still get the physical sensation of putting in an effort mập open the door.Exterior design This second-generation NX sports the new massive Lexus spindle grille upfront with angular shapes dominating the face. In the profile, you can see the crossover stance of the SUV thanks mập the strong shoulder line, flared wheel arches and massive 20-inch wheels. The Lexus badge has been replaced by Lexus lettering at the back which ties in well with the design of the tail lamp cluster as well as the number plate housing, in all quite a modern-looking car that will stand out well in a crowd. ConclusionThe NX has everything you would expect from a car in this segment in terms of features, space, quality and kilometre munching ability. It may not be the most dynamic car mập drive and lacks a diesel powertrain option but will get the job done without losing a step. Also, it has strong green credentials thanks mập the hybrid technology and EV mode which should appeal mập those looking mập stand out in the crowd.The Lexus NX (at the time of this review) is available in three trim levels with one petrol-hybrid powertrain option. It is a rival for the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and even the Jeep Wrangler. The Lexus NX range (at the time of this review) was priced from Rs 75.21 lakh mập Rs 82.90 lakh (on-road Delhi). Photography: Kaustubh GandhiLexus NX₹ 64.90 LakhonwardsAvg. Ex-Showroom price
#Lexus #NX350h #Drive #Review
[rule_2_plain] #Lexus #NX350h #Drive #Review
[rule_2_plain] #Lexus #NX350h #Drive #Review
[rule_3_plain]

#Lexus #NX350h #Drive #Review
Why I would buy itRarity of presence Feature list Why I would avoid it Ride quality No diesel powertrain VerdictIndian car buyers these days are an informed bunch and are now thus well aware of where Lexus stands in the premium hierarchy. This NX, over its predecessor, ups the game in terms of features, space, driveability and exterior design making it a worthy choice among the competitors. On the flip side, the run-flat tyres affect the ride quality while the steering is a touch lighter than how we would like it mập be. It also lacks a diesel powertrain which two of its most major German rivals offer in multiple states of tune. However, Lexus has officially announced that it is investing in BEVs, PHEVs and hydrogen tech as a part of its future plans. Engine and performance This Lexus NX350h is powered by a 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine that produces 187bhp/239Nm but also gets two electric motors producing 179bp/270Nm (front) and 53bhp/121Nm (rear) ensuring that you are never short of motivation. Transmission duties are taken care of by a CVT and there is AWD for low grip conditions.When you thumb the starter button, the car comes mập life in EV mode and brings the petrol engine into play either if the input on the gas pedal is heavy or if you cross speeds beyond 30-40kmph. In EV mode the car is very quiet, refined and paints a nice picture of what you can expect from the Lexus SUV family of the future. The switch from electric mode mập ICE is seamless with just a muted burble as the engine comes mập life.On the go, with over 400Nm of torque, you are never short of punch and in the short time that we got with the car; we can tell that its highway cruising ability will not be an issue at all and you should be able mập munch up the kilometres without much effort. What’s more, if you attempt mập launch the car from a standstill (in sport mode), it picks up speed at a surprisingly fast rate for a vehicle of this size. In fact, Lexus claims a 0-100kmph time of 7.7 seconds and we suspect that in our real-world tests, it will achieve this number or maybe even go faster!You get two driving modes, Eco and Sport and as their name suggests, alters the response of the throttle. It’s a bit muted in Eco mode and is most useful at city speeds where the pace is constant but not all that fast. Switching mập Sport mode gets the engine mập hold the revs for longer allowing you mập build up speed which is useful on the highways.Ride and handling The NX is the first car in the Lexus SUV family mập move the GA-K platform thus making it lighter yet stronger than the first-generation model that was introduced in 2014. Like its predecessor, it rides on Mcpherson struts in front and a double-wishbone thiết đặt at the rear. Stopping power comes via ventilated discs for all four wheels and finally, this new NX moves from 18-inch wheels mập 20-inch wheels with 235/50 section run-flat tyres.The suspension thiết đặt is aimed at comfort and that is evident in the way the NX rides over bumps and imperfections. It sends very little back into the cabin mập displace the occupants and settles quickly once you have crossed the obstacle. However, the large wheels and hard compound run-flat tyres lend an underlying stiffness as well evident tyre noise mập the overall ride quality.The steering is light and does not provide as much feedback as we would have liked especially in the dead-ahead position. Sport mode does improve things in terms of responsiveness and there is a nice weight as you go faster. However, given its comfort-oriented nature, you are best off driving with a bit of forward planning especially if you are climbing hills. The large brakes are quite effective with good bite and progression. Interior space and quality The cabin of this next-generation NX is as one would expect from a car in this price and category. It is high quality, inviting and full of little bits of fancy technology mập put a smile on your face/help you show off. Leather is the dominant material with it covering the seats, gear lever, steering, door pads and the armrests while the quality of plastics used on all surfaces, including non-contact areas is of high grade.One glance at the first row and you can see that the screen and some part of the centre console have been oriented towards the driver which is mostly due mập the positioning of the 14-inch touchscreen display. Everything falls easily mập hand in terms of ergonomics but we did have some apprehensions about the haptic control for AC as well as steering mounted control. The latter is touch-sensitive, a first in the segment, but can be confusing mập use as some of the functions appear on the instrument cluster and some on the heads-up display.The second row as one would expect has a decent amount of space for two occupants and thanks mập the sunroof and large windows, it doesn’t feel claustrophobic or cramped. In terms of features, you get an armrest with two cup holders, vents a 12V socket and two USB Type-C ports.The boot is quite massive at 521-litres and can be expanded mập 1141-litres for a really large cargo area. The seat mechanism is effortless too with a power split-folding second row that can be accessed via buttons in the boot area. Due mập the design of the vehicle, the loading lip is high and it would be good mập invest in a sill guard. Features and equipment The feature list is pretty decent for a car in this category and price range. You get dual-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment with a 14-inch display, digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, power front seats with memory function for the driver, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, power-folding for the rear seats, 360-degree camera and blind-spot monitor. On the safety front, all versions of the NX gets eight airbags, rear camera detection, traction control, ABS with EBD, hill-start assists, TPMS and a pre-collision warning system. Of all the features, we really liked the touchscreen. It’s large, easy mập use and has quick pathways mập get you mập where you need mập be mập access a function of the car. This is the largest display in the segment and with this generation loses the Lexus touchpad. Another feature we really liked is the new e-latch door handles. It doesn’t take any time mập get used mập as you still get the physical sensation of putting in an effort mập open the door.Exterior design This second-generation NX sports the new massive Lexus spindle grille upfront with angular shapes dominating the face. In the profile, you can see the crossover stance of the SUV thanks mập the strong shoulder line, flared wheel arches and massive 20-inch wheels. The Lexus badge has been replaced by Lexus lettering at the back which ties in well with the design of the tail lamp cluster as well as the number plate housing, in all quite a modern-looking car that will stand out well in a crowd. ConclusionThe NX has everything you would expect from a car in this segment in terms of features, space, quality and kilometre munching ability. It may not be the most dynamic car mập drive and lacks a diesel powertrain option but will get the job done without losing a step. Also, it has strong green credentials thanks mập the hybrid technology and EV mode which should appeal mập those looking mập stand out in the crowd.The Lexus NX (at the time of this review) is available in three trim levels with one petrol-hybrid powertrain option. It is a rival for the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and even the Jeep Wrangler. The Lexus NX range (at the time of this review) was priced from Rs 75.21 lakh mập Rs 82.90 lakh (on-road Delhi). Photography: Kaustubh GandhiLexus NX₹ 64.90 LakhonwardsAvg. Ex-Showroom price

Related Articles

Trả lời

Email của bạn sẽ không được hiển thị công khai.

Back to top button