Lexus NX: 11 facts you need to know

With its bold looks, innovative technology and superb comfort, the Lexus NX is one of the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2014. We’ve put together 11 facts about the new Lexus NX you need to know.

1. Door handle mechanism: features a hidden key barrel and integrated lighting.

2. Rear Power Seat: segment-first rear 40:60 power-folding operated via controls accessible from the instrument panel, the luggage compartment and each side of the rear seat.

3. Shimamoku: wood polishing process to create a unique polished steel finish inspired by Yamaha’s top grade concert piano. The surface treatment prevents reflections from the stage lights which might distract the performer. Lexus introduced Shimamoku in the GS interior ornamentation and the LS steering wheel.

Lexus NX 11 facts
4. Wireless Charging Tray: located in the centre console it allows smartphones to be recharged by being simply placed on the charging tray, with no need for a cable.

5. 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor: allows to view the NX as if looking down at it from above and accurately check the surroundings before driving off.

6. Remote Touch Interface with Touch Pad: placed in the centre console it provides easy access to ancillary controls with minimum driver distraction.

Lexus NX 11 facts
7. Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System with Clari-Fi – a world-first in automotive sector. The system analyses and improves the audio quality of all types of compressed, digitalised music sources.

8. New generation linear-solenoid type Adaptive Variable Suspension: refined adjustment of suspension damping now with an increased number of adjustment levels from 9 to 30.

9. All-new Lexus 2.0l VVT-iW turbo engine and newly developed 6-speed automatic transmission

10. Advanced Pre-Crash Safety system combined with All-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) detects a possible collision between the NX and an obstacle in front. If the system assumes a collision is imminent, it activates Pre-Crash Brake to either avoid the collision or mitigate its impact by significant deceleration performance.

11. The new Lexus NX 300h costs from £29,495 when it goes on sale in October 2014.

Lexus NX 11 facts

Build your NX 300h here. If you would like to arrange a test drive, leave a comment below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

See also:

Register your interest in the new Lexus NX
Lexus NX hits the street [Video]
Lexus NX price and specification revealed
Engineering the NX: Chief engineer Takeaki Kato talks


    1. Hi Lynn
      Thanks for your post and for your interest in the new Lexus NX.
      Not all of the items are standard and we will go through each one in order.

      1 – Integrated lighting in door handles – Standard across the range
      2 – Rear power seat – Not available in UK market
      3 – Shimamoku – Finish available on all interiors
      4 – Wireless charging tray – Standard on F Sport and Premier grades
      5 – 360 degree panoramic view monitor – Standard on Premier grade
      6 – Remote touch interface with touch pad – Standard when Lexus Premium Navigation is ordered
      7 – Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound – Standard on Premier grade
      8 – Adaptive Variable Suspension – Option on the F Sport grade
      9 – Turbo engine available from 2015
      10 – Advanced pre-crash safety with adaptive cruise control – Standard across the range
      Hope this helps.

  1. What is the spec’s for a hybrid version

    Petrol or diesel? What charging times?
    What cost for vehicle?

    What group insurance are the nd range?
    What fuel economy is expected across the range?
    Road tax to be expected in uk versions ?

    1. Hi Terence,

      Thanks for your interest and your questions. You can read more about the NX here:

      The NX 300h hybrid comprises a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and an E-CVT automatic gearbox. It produces power of 195bhp and prices start from £29,495.

      We are still to announce the final details on insurance groups, fuel economy and CO2 emissions / tax rates, so stay tuned to this blog for the latest as we publish it. I hope that answers your questions.

      Kind regards,


  2. Hi
    I just bought a Lexus nx 300h and it had a map suggesting it had sat nav. The dealership even told me it had satnav. However, when I got it home the map is gone and there is nothing to suggest it ever had a satnav. This has me confused. Can you tell me if the Lexus nx300h regestered 2016 has a sat nav? I really would appreciate that. I have tried to check online, but cannot fine enough imformation. My reg is RX16DJE if that helps.

    1. Hello David, thanks for getting in touch.

      According to our records, this vehicle is not equipped with Lexus navigation. However, it is available as an optional extra.

      Please let us know if you have any more queries.


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