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Lexus unveils new 2018 NX Turbo
Lexus unveils new 2018 NX Turbo
October 23, 2017
Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the sole distributor of Lexus vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain, unveiled the new Lexus 2018 NX Turbo at the Lexus Showroom in Sitra.
The entire front fascia of the 2018 NX has been refreshed, with the upper portion of the grille and the front bumpers redesigned to more fluidly blend into the hood and front doors, resulting in a sleeker overall shape and excellent aerodynamics. The rear end has also been refreshed, with the lower rear bumper cover now involving elements of the grille’s spindle motif, and broadened to enhance the vehicle’s wide stance and low-centre-of-gravity look. In addition, the NX’s revised taillights have been elongated, and the black garnish revised to better emphasize the L-shaped lenses.
The interior of the new NX has been slightly reworked to exude a sportier nature and a more luxurious feel, with enhanced control interfaces. Immediately noticeable is the larger available display on the centre dashboard, which has grown from 7 inches to 10.3 inches. Nearly all the controls and switches inside the new NX, including the drive mode selector, shift knob and door handles, now have a metallic satin finish, enhancing the premium look and feel of the cabin.
Ebrahim K. Kanoo Senior Manager of Lexus Marketing, Ayman Shehadeh said: “Luxury is paying attention to the small details, and Lexus understands the importance of those details. The NX symbolises the new direction the brand has taken to offer design-based cars that showcase both Lexus’s advanced engineering and powertrains. This is expected to be a refreshing and rewarding experience for Lexus customers in Bahrain.”
The NX 2.0-liter Turbo engine produces 235 hp and is powered by a D4-S injection system, which uses a combination of direct fuel injection and additional port fuel injectors, to ensure ample power and crisp responsiveness at all engine speeds.
The sequential six-speed automatic transmission uses Torque-Demand control logic to calculate required engine torque to deliver quick response and exhilarating acceleration feel. The G-force Artificial Intelligence (G-AI) system enables more spirited driving by selecting the optimum gear and downshift pattern in response to g force.
As in other Lexus models, the driver can choose preferred driving responses using the Drive Mode Select dial on the center console. The system adjusts parameters for multiple systems, including throttle response and the power steering assist curve. The default setting is Normal. Sport mode sharpens responses, and ECO mode helps enhance more fuel-efficient driving.
Other features include reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), thanks to a combination of suspension tuning and the addition of strategically placed sound deadening within the vehicle’s body. The new NX also includes the brand’s innovative Lexus Safety System + as standard, which integrates active safety technologies, such as the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).
For more information about the 2018 Lexus NX, visit the Lexus showroom in Sitra, call 1773-7773 or visit lexus.com.bh