2016 Lexus NX 200t

Lexus is yet to gain ground on the young and well-off market segment. In a bid to penetrate this market, Lexus is planning to release a redesigned automobile that will make buyers feel cool.

2016 Lexus NX 200t luxury crossover SUV features a perfect mix of performance and aesthetics which will make it a perfect choice for fans who love high speeds while still enjoying plenty of interior space.

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2016 Lexus NX 200t Exterior

The 2016 Lexus NX 200t comes with a new bold design that will surely make it stand out among other models in a parking lot. It features angular curves which complement its athletic look. At the front, the vehicle features a new aluminum hood. There is also the spindle grille that has now become synonymous with Lexus models. The grille is flanked by stylish L-shaped LED headlights.

On the sides, the NX 200t features stylish heated side mirrors that add to the overall stylish design of the vehicle and door handles with LED lighting. At the rear, the vehicle is hooked with a bow-tie look and a spoiler is added to add to its beauty. Near the back its roof forms an arc which serves to provide extra headroom for rear passengers and also creates more cargo space. The vehicle will ride on 17 or 18 inch10-spoke aluminum wheels. Access to the cabin is keyless.

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2016 Lexus NX 200t Interior

The inside is luxurious with quality materials. To start with, the seats which are covered in quality material are heated with a 10-way power driver’s seat that has lumbar support, 8-way power front passenger’s seat and rear seats that feature a 60/40 reclining capability. It also comes with a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

Windows and door locks are all power operated. Other features include an 8-speaker sound system with satellite HD radio, Bluetooth, USB/iPod and a 7-inch touch-screen. The rear also features a privacy glass.

For safety, the Lexus features 8 airbags which are integrated with sensors that detect crash severity so as to deploy at appropriate speeds. It also features side impact door beams, stability control, traction control,  lane departure warning, pre-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a tire pressure monitoring system, a back-up camera with dynamic grid lines, four-channel ABS with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution.

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Engine Specs and Performance

Powering the new 2016 Lexus NX 200t will be a 2.0 L twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine will be paired with a sequential 6-speed automatic transmission system as standard.

It becomes the first engine to combine a twin turbo charger with an integrated exhaust system and a cylinder head which is cooled with water. The vehicle will be offered in standard front-wheel-drive with an option for all-wheel-drive. The engine uses an advanced valve control system to toggle between Atkinson cycle and Otto cycle to optimize fuel efficiency and performance.

This engine moves the 2016 Lexus NX 200t from 0-60 mph in 7,2 seconds. The vehicle returns 21 mpg and 28 mpg for city and highway drives respectively.

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Price and release date

Models paired with a FWD will have a starting MSRP price of $ 34,865 while those mated with FWD will attract a $ 36,265 price tag. The 2016 Lexus NX 200t is already in showrooms, to you only remains to schedule a test drive.

Competition

Competition in the class of crossovers for the new Lexus NX is the Mazda CX-5 or Ford Escape.

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