New Lexus NX 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 rivals goes up in cost with update
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Lexus Australia has increased the NX’s pricing as part of an MY21 update for the mid-size SUV.
As before, the NX is available with three grades: entry-level Luxury, mid-range F Sport and flagship Sports Luxury, with all getting new interior trim, while the latter has also added a heated steering wheel.
However, NX pricing has increased by $1800 to $2800, depending on the variant, with the range now starting from $57,500 plus on-road costs and reaching $79,088 (see full pricing table below).
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Lexus Australia spokesperson said the price rises were otherwise prompted by exchange-rate pressures.
“These are modest increases when measured against movements in the AUD/JPY exchange rate,” they added.
Of note, the increased luxury car tax (LCT) thresholds introduced on July 1, the start of the 2020/2021 financial year, helped to somewhat limit the price rises sustained by the Sports Luxury grade.
For reference, the NX is still available with two powertrain options: a 175kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (NX300) or a 147kW ‘self-charging’ hybrid (NX300h), which combines a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated unit with an electric motor.
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NX300 variants are mated to a six-speed torque converter automatic, while NX300h version are matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
2021 Lexus NX pricing before on-road costs
|NX300 Luxury FWD||automatic||$57,500 (+$1800)|
|NX300 Luxury AWD||automatic||$62,000 (+$1800)|
|NX300 F Sport FWD||automatic||$64,000 (+$2300)|
|NX300 F Sport AWD||automatic||$68,500 (+$2348)|
|NX300 Sports Luxury AWD||automatic||$76,336 (+$2729)|
|NX300h Luxury FWD||automatic||$60,500 (+$2300)|
|NX300h Luxury AWD||automatic||$65,000 (+$2300)|
|NX300h F Sport FWD||automatic||$67,000 (+$2800)|
|NX300h F Sport AWD||automatic||$71,500 (+$2800)|
|NX300h Sports Luxury AWD||automatic||$79,088 (+$2274)|