2020 Lexus NX Model: Redesign & Updates For NX 300 & NX 200
2020 Lexus NX Redesign | The NX lineup is a Lexus fresh lineup, released back in 2015. It is Lexus’ attempt to gain market share in the large SUV segment. Despite being a new lineup, it appears that the NX is able to gain some market share and hold its ground against other competitors. If anything, this speaks of its quality.
While the lineup is still relatively new, Lexus gave a refresh for the 2018 model. This refresh is carried on by the current model, the 2019 Lexus NX. It seems it will not take long before Lexus releases a new iteration of the lineup. Indeed, we are going to see the 2020 Lexus NX soon. Below, we will tell you the possible redesign, performance, features, safety, release date, and price of the upcoming NX.
2020 Lexus NX Redesign
The lineup has got a refresh back in 2018. The current model, the 2019 NX, still continue the look of the 2018 NX. We can expect the same thing for the 2020 NX. Since the refresh happened not long ago, we are unlikely to see another refresh in a few years to come.
While a refresh is unlikely to happen, we don’t expect the upcoming NX to look exactly the same as the 2019 NX. The competition in the SUV market is fierce. If Lexus wants the NX to survive and gain market share, it needs to keep improving. As such, we can expect the upcoming NX to get some upgrades and updates here and there.
We can’t expect much from the exterior of the 2020 NX. It will sport more or less the same look as the 2019 NX. It will continue the headlights and taillights of the 2019 model. Of course, it will also continue the bold look of the lineup while being less angular-looking. We can expect Lexus to give the upcoming NX some updates fitting for a 2020 luxury crossover SUV.
Just like the exterior, the interior will more or less be the same as the 2019 NX. This is not a problem, though. The interior of the 2019 NX is very nice and comfortable. There is enough space for every passenger inside. The control center will be on the front and center, making it very accessible. It may come with a palette of black, grays, silvers and wood trims all around, which looks very good.
2020 Lexus NX Specs
The engine options for the 2020 Lexus NX are likely to be the same as the 2019 Lexus NX. That means there will be two engines, one turbocharged and the other hybrid propulsion. The turbocharged engine is a 2.0L, inline-4 capable of generating up to 235 horsepower while the hybrid propulsion engine is a 2.5L, 4-cylinder mated with a battery, capable of generating up to 194 horsepower.
Compared to other SUVs, these engines are not too bad. They are decent and capable enough of doing daily duties of an SUV. They also provide a comfortable and quiet driving experience as well. Compared to other SUVs, the NX has a relatively light steering effort.
The downsides of these engines are that sometimes they can feel a bit unrefined and the gear shift can be sluggish. Will these downsides carried on as well on to the 2020 NX? No one knows. Only time will tell.
Speaking of features, the Lexus NX has always come with features that are standard in a luxury crossover SUV. This should apply to the 2020 NX as well. The 2020 NX should come with features such as 17-inch, alloy wheels, an 8-inch display screen, automatic headlights climate control (dual zone), front seats that are power adjustable, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and Bluetooth connectivity as the standard.
The Lexus NX, despite being a new lineup, has very good safety. The 2019 NX has not yet been rated but the 2018 NX had been. The 2018 model achieved high scores in the IIHS test. Not only that, but it also received a Top Safety Pick+ award. The 2019 and the 2020 model should not be that different.
The lineup has various safety features as standard. For instance, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane departure warning system, among others. We can expect the 2020 model to get these as the standard safety features.
2020 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
Lexus has yet to give an official statement regarding the release date of the upcoming Lexus NX. Although there is no official statement yet, we can expect the 2020 Lexus NX to be released somewhere in 2019, probably in the second half of the year. Release in early 2020 is also possible albeit we think it is unlikely considering the upcoming Lexus NX is meant for 2020.
As for the price, it should not be too different from the price of the current Lexus NX. The starting price of the basic trim of the current NX is in the $36,000 range. The starting price of the basic trim of the 2020 NX should be in this range. A slight increase should be expected.
The Lexus NX is a newcomer in the SUV market. It is not easy to compete in the SUV market as the competition is quite fierce. Yet, it has a decent reception from the customers.
With the lineup receiving a refresh in 2018, we are unlikely to see another refresh in a few years to come. In other words, the 2020 Lexus NX will continue the looks of its predecessors. The upcoming NX will likely to carry on the engines and features as well. These being said, we can expect it to get some updates and upgrades here and there.
The 2020 Lexus NX is meant to be a 2020 model. There is a time gap between now and 2020, which means changes are possible. What we present here as it is our expectation of the upcoming Lexus NX based on the previous model and the available information regarding the upcoming model. Also, the images we use are mere illustrations and not the real images of the 2020 NX.