Lexus is showing off its updated 2018 NX 300 this week at the Shanghai motor show. There aren’t any major changes, but the baby crossover does get some tweaks to its design and performance.
On the front end, the headlights look more like those on the flagship LC. The spindle look from the front end continues in the rear. There are a new lower bumper, longer taillights, and bigger exhaust pipes.
Inside the cabin, there are new trim materials and a better infotainment system. The screen grows from seven inches to a nice 10.3. The control touch pad gets bigger, too, along with the wireless charge pad. The USP ports get some more juice for faster charging, too.
Lexus also says the interior is also quieter thanks to improved insulation and upgrades to the suspension, shock absorbers, springs and sway bars. The automaker says all those improvements make for better handling as well. (We won’t know for sure until we get our hands on an actual production model).
Lexus’ Safety System + will come standard on both trims for 2018. This package of active and passive safety features includes forward collision warning, auto braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and auto high beams.
Nothing changes under the hood in terms of powertrains. The base NX 300 carries a 2.0-liter. The NX 300h carries its 2.5-liter. Exact power numbers aren’t out yet but power ratings and fuel efficiency are expected to improve.
The first NX arrived back in 2014.