Lexus launches first turbocharged petrol model with NX 200t

The new Lexus NX 200t.
The new Lexus NX 200t.

MORE punch has arrived to the Lexus NX with the marque's first turbocharged petrol model in showrooms.

Starting from $52,500 for the two-wheel drive derivative, the Lexus NX 200t features a donk which has been nine years in development.

Lexus says the extensive in-house development program was run to ensure the engine's power, efficiency, NVH and quality levels were suitable for the brand.

The 200t generates 175kW and 350Nm and is available with all-wheel drive or two-wheel drivetrains.

Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission average fuel consumption is rated at 7.7 litres/100km.

"Lexus' most recent offerings - including the RC 350 and the RC F - are bolstering the brand's performance credentials alongside the quality we've always been known for," Mr Hanley said.

"The NX 200t now brings a genuine high performance option to our recently added NX small SUV Line.

"Its performance, along with the cutting-edge technology and innovation, really shows off the Lexus way of aiming for perfection right from the beginning."

Lexus NX 200t

2WD Luxury $52,500  

4WD Luxury $57,000  

4WD F Sport $63,500  

4WD Sports Luxury $72,500

Luxury models feature as standard (both 2WD and AWD models):

  • satellite navigation
  • reverse camera and parking sonar (front and rear)
  • new touch-sensitive Lexus Remote Touch controller
  • power rear tailgate
  • drive mode select (ECO, NORMAL and SPORT)
  • heated front seats with eight-way power adjustment
  • LED low beam headlamps and fog lamps
  • cruise control
  • rain-sensing wipers
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Smart Start
  • 10-speaker audio with dual USB inputs, DAB+ and Bluetooth®
  • tyre pressure warning sensors
  • electro-chromatic interior mirror (auto dimming)
  • six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission
  • premium steering wheel
  • power steering column adjust
  • electric park brake, and
  • Dynamic Torque Control AWD (on the all-wheel drive model).

An enhancement pack can also be specified to add a moonroof.

F Sport models build on the Luxury foundation and add as standard:

  • adaptive variable suspension (with sports calibration)
  • 360-degree panoramic view monitor
  • four mode drive mode select (ECO, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORTS+)
  • wireless induction charger for phone and mobile devices~
  • blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert
  • paddle shifters
  • performance dampers (front and rear)
  • unique exterior styling (bumpers, wheels and grille)
  • unique interior styling (F Sport pedals, steering wheel, scuff plates, gear lever)
  • all-LED headlamps
  • 10-way power seats (cooled and heated) with driver memory function, and
  • electro-chromatic exterior and interior mirrors.

Two enhancement packs are available for F Sport models, adding:

  • moonroof and 14-speaker premium Mark Levinson audio
  • pre-collision safety system, all-speed active cruise control, Lane Departure Warning+, full-colour heads-up display, Mark Levinson 14-speaker premium audio, auto high beam, smart key card and moonroof.

Sports Luxury models build on the Luxury and add:

  • leather-accented interior
  • pre-collision safety system
  • all-speed active cruise control
  • adaptive variable suspension
  • 360-degree panoramic view monitor
  • four mode drive mode select (ECO, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORTS+)
  • wireless induction charger (for phone and mobile devices)^
  • blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert
  • performance dampers (front and rear)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • full-colour heads-up display
  • Mark Levinson 14-speaker premium audio
  • LED headlamps with auto high beam
  • electro chromatic exterior and interior mirrors
  • 10-way adjustable, heated and cooled front seats with driver memory
  • smart key card
  • moonroof, and
  • - woodgrain-look ornamentation.

All models feature a four-year, 100,000km warranty. 

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