The Lexus NX crossover range has gained the new NX 200t, the first model to benefit from Lexus’ new 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. The car will be available in F Sport trim with all-wheel drive, emphasising its more performance-orientated character. Maximum power of 235bhp/175kW is produced between 4,800 and 5,600rpm, with peak torque of 350Nm delivered at 1,650rpm. Combined cycle figures for CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are 183g/km and 35.8mpg respectively. Traction, cornering stability and fuel efficiency are maximised by a Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel drive system. The F Sport styling adds a sportier exterior to the NX 200t. Distinctive details include a large spindle grille with a mesh pattern featuring the Lexus F motif and a deeper bumper with a metallic coated section. F Sport 18inch, 10 spoke alloy wheels feature with a two-tone black and machined silver finish.
There are eight colour options available including Sonic White, Sonic Titanium, Mercury Grey, Satin Silver, Celestial Black, Mesa Red, Ultra Blue and Velvet Black. The F Sport theme continues inside the cabin. The sports front seats, made using injection moulding, provide extra lateral support and body hugging comfort. The seats are heated and are electrically adjustable. The F Sport steering wheel is wrapped in a grippy perforated leather.
The 200t mirrors its 300h counterpart in its equipment specification. Key features include: