For any luxury brand, a compact crossover suv is critical to success. They attract younger aspirational buyers to showrooms, retain older loyal customers who no longer need a bigger vehicle, and entice smaller families with the promise of luxury and exclusivity in exchange for similarly priced size and capability.
Introduced for the 2015 model year and based on the previous-generation Toyota RAV4 platform, the turbocharged NX 300 and hybrid NX 300h are those vehicles for Lexus. And now, as the Lexus NX enters its sixth year of production, the company makes important technological and dynamic changes. Active Cornering Assist is now included with every NX, and for vehicles built after October 1, 2019, Android Auto is along for the ride. Additionally, the automaker equips the NX with next-generation Lexus Safety System 2.0 advanced driving assistance systems, and for the first time, Lexus offers premium Mark Levinson sound on selected trim levels.