Lexus has revealed the 2022 NX, its latest compact crossover, complete with fresh new styling, electrification for the powertrain, and – arguably most important – a whole new infotainment system. The new second-generation NX replaces its 2015 predecessor with a more powerful design, complete with a revamped “spindle” grille.
The hourglass shape remains, but now feels more integrated with the NX’s body. New lights front and rear, including a full-width rear blade lamp, help set the crossover apart visually. On the engine side, there’ll be a new 2.4 turbo engine in the 2022 NX 350, a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder in the 2022 NX 250, and a plug-in hybrid NX 450h+.
It’s inside where things get really interesting. There, the 2022 NX debuts its brand new Lexus Interface infotainment system, on either the standard 9.8-inch or optional 14-inch touchscreen. That has a whole new aesthetic, touch and voice control, and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.