Lexus Australia has bolstered the safety systems in its top-selling NX mid-size SUV, expanding the functionality of its advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) for a modest bump in price.
Though the NX’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system can already detect pedestrians during the day, the camera- and radar-based set-up has now been upgraded to also perceive cyclists, as well as foot-travelers at night.
Furthermore, AEB is also functional during parking, which will limit throttle applications and apply the brakes if a low-speed collision is imminent.
To reflect the increase in equipment however, eight of the 10 variants of the NX creep up $600 in price, while the NX300 F Sport AWD and Sports Luxury AWD versions move up $552 and $229 respectively.
The NX range starts at $55,400 and tops out at $76,900.
Available with two engine choices – a 175kW/350Nm 2.0-litre four cylinder in the NX300 or a 147kW 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid of the NX300h – the Lexus mid-sizer is also offered across three distinct grades and either front- or all-wheel-drive form.
Kicking off the range, as before, is the NX300 Luxury FWD, which now costs $55,400 before on-road costs, while the AWD-only NX300h Sports Luxury tops the table at $76,900.