The car’s dashboard controls have been tidied up, making it easier to identify and operate features such as air conditioning. Back-seat passengers benefit from heating controls that are conveniently located in the rear compartment. Entry-level models come with a seven-inch display (rising to 10.3 inches with the highest trim). As with previous editions, the NX features a remote touchpad, which has now increased in size and has a more ergonomic construction. The car’s wireless phone charger has expanded too, taking into account the vogue for smartphones that are five inches or larger. For those times when both hands are full with shopping, you simply need to waggle your foot underneath the rear of the car to open the boot lid.
Take a Look Inside
The NX’s cabin has been enhanced by new sound-dampening materials, making it an even more serene space than ever. Now, it’s even easier to enjoy conversations with fellow passengers – and truly appreciate the stereo system’s rich, premium-quality sound. The vehicle is upholstered with NuLuxe as standard, a soft, comfortable material that is also extremely durable. The car’s power-operated windows are even simpler to use thanks to one-touch open-and-close functionality.
By taking advantage of an optional Comfort Package, you can enjoy even more desirable features, such as Lexus Memory System, which electronically calibrates the driver’s seat. Premium Package, meanwhile, brings heated and ventilated front seats, while Luxury Package delivers a Black Shadow wood trim and perforated-leather-trimmed upholstery.
The NX has been awarded a maximum five-star rating by crash test specialists Euro NCAP. Eight airbags are included as standard, as are seatbelt pre-tensioners and force-limiters – and a warning sound for those times when safety belts are unbuckled. In addition to driver aids such as Electronic Stability Control, Lexus has introduced Safety System + (SS +) as standard. This integrated safety package features automatic high-to-low-beam headlamps, which deliver optimal illumination without dazzling other motorists. Other SS + features include Lane-departure Alert, Pre-collision Warning System and Dynamic Cruise Control. The latter is a radar-based system that enables the car to maintain a constant speed. It monitors the activity of other vehicles and, where necessary, adjusts speed accordingly.