The 2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid is a compact luxury SUV which looks very elegant and stylish, while featuring great fuel economy and decent performance. While the turbocharged version is still struggling to be on its feet, the new NX 300h hybrid has everything that makes a successful vehicle. The base model starts at $39,720.
Toyota, a Japanese auto company that is most synonymous with modern hybrids, has produced yet another fuel efficient crossover with a lot of promises that can be delivered. It is a rather new arrival and is already stirring waves in the automotive world. Let’s see all the features of the new model.
2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid Design
The new 2015 Lexus NX 300h is a compact SUV that is rather small in appearance, but has quite a lot of space inside to sit 5 passengers. The vehicle is available in one trim level. The standard features of the hybrid are 17-inch wheels, LED fog lights, running lights, automatic LED headlights. There is also a privacy glass, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, among others. The grille looks more aggressive and the premium package comes with features such as auto-dimming exterior mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a sunroof.
SUV’s Interior and Equipment
The interior of the 2015 Lexus NX 300h hybrid is where all the action is. Lexus used premium materials for the cabin, which looks quite luxurious. The standard package comes with cruise control, dual zone climate control (automatic), reclining rear seats, selectable dynamics settings for the driver, premium vinyl upholstery, auto dimming rearview mirror and a telescopic power tilt steering wheel. There is more, the vehicle also comes with rearview camera, audio connectivity, Bluetooth, 7-inch display, an 8-speaker sound system, CD player, USB port, and an interesting Siri based voice control system. There is enough interior space for passengers, but the car has a small cargo capacity.
Hybrid Engine and Fuel Economy
The 2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid SUV features a gasoline and electric hybrid power train which is a combination of a pair of electric motors and a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine. The electric motor is supplied with a pack of 245V nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery. The combination has an ability of providing a max output of 194 “horses”. This is for the two wheel drive model. The 4 wheel drive model comes with a third motor that sends its power to the rear wheels of the vehicle for that needed traction. Fuel efficiency is rated at 33 mile per gallon combined for the front wheel drive (35 mpg city, 31 mpg hwy), and 32 mpg for the all wheel drive (33 mpg city, 30 mpg hwy).
New NX 300h Price & Release Date
If you are interested in purchasing the new 2015 Lexus NX 300h compact crossover hybrid, then you should be prepared to set aside $39,720 for the base model. Price of the 300h AWD model is a little bit higher, it costs $41,310. The SUV went on sale in late 2014.
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