The NX 250 is the entry-level model in the second-generation Lexus NX range, starting off from $60,800 before on-road costs. As the name suggests, it is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, driving the front wheels only via an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
Standard equipment includes LED lights with auto high beams, keyless entry and start, a 9.8-inch touchscreen, ‘Hey, Lexus!’ always-on voice command, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, digital radio, a power-adjustable steering column, electrically-actuated front seats with heating, dual-zone climate control, a powered tailgate and 18-inch alloy wheels running on runflat tyres. Everything you need and expect.
ANCAP has yet to award a rating to the second-generation NX, but expect a five-star result. You’ll find eight airbags (providing coverage to all outboard occupants, also taking in dual-front occupant knees and centre item to stop lateral head strikes), autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with intersection assist and pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, lane-keep and steering assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with stop/go functionality, auto high beams, road sign recognition, front/rear cross-traffic alert, reverse parking cameras, all-round parking sensors, tyre pressure monitors and Safe Exit Assist – which won’t allow doors to open if passing cyclists or pedestrians are in danger of being struck.
Explore the 2022 Lexus NX range