Lexus NX gets a sporty attitude

  • Lexus NX 300h crossover gains sporty black detailing
  • Exclusive contrasting Tahara black and white interior
  • From £36,500, P11D of £36,250

A gradual move in fashion trend has seen more manufacturers offering chrome-free models of their executive cars, and Lexus is the latest firm to remove the bling from a popular model - in this case the NX

Lexus NX300h Sport Front

The Lexus NX300h Sport - SE, with a darker edge

Based on the NX300h SE, the hybrid crossover retains the environmental credientials, near-silent urban manoeuvering and luxury feel shared with the rest of the range, and gains contrasting exterior trim, wheels and interior options.

Lexus NX300h Sport wheel

Standard equipment on the Lexus NX300h Sport includes:

  • Lexus Premium Navigation with 10.3-inch display
  • Lexus Safety System+
  • 10-speaker audio system with DAB and single CD player
  • rain-sensing wipers
  • eight-way power adjustable heated front seats
  • reversing camera
  • dual-zone climate control.

A Parking Pack with front and rear parking sensors is available as an accessory option, otherwise the specification has few additional features available.

Lexus Safety System+ is an advanced package of active technologies to mitigate accidents and reduce driver stress. Key technologies include adaptive cruise control, pre-collision and pedestrian detection and lane keeping assist. Some models also include rear cross traffic alert.

Lexus NX300h Tahara interioå

Additional features for the NX300h Sport include:

  • Black detailing including the signature spindle grille and frame and door mirror housings
  • New 18-inch alloy wheel with two-tone dark/bronze finish
  • Available with exclusive Tahara black interior finish with white accents
  • On sale from 1 June, price £36,500 on the road

Emissions for the 2.5-litre front-wheel drive hybrid crossover are 133g/km; go up the range for an all-wheel drive model and they rise to 135g/km, compared to 159g/km for the closest comparable Audi Q5, suggesting there are still some savings to be had by choosing a hybrid.

For a 20% taxpayer, the NX300h Sport will cost between £170/month and £194/month over the next three years.

Lexus NX300h Rear