- 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.
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.
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.
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.