Lexus NX300 2018 makes its debut in the Philippines

Nov 16, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The luxury crossover has finally landed on our shores.

The Lexus NX300 2018 has so far made its way in the Philippines, according to latest car news. Showcased for the first time at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show last April, the new luxury compact crossover now comes to our country with revised look, updated powertrain and technologies.

2018 Lexus NX 300 Review

The new luxury compact crossover now comes to our country with revised look, updated powertrain and technologies

The new luxury compact crossover now comes to our country with revised look, updated powertrain and technologies

As to visual makeover, the NX300 looks more august thanks to a bigger spindle grille edged by new LED headlights, new aluminum front bumper and mesh grill highlights. The rear profile is re-profiled with larger tail pipes, tuned taillights and a new bumper, too.

Lexus NX300 2018 front fascia

The NX300 looks more august thanks to a bigger spindle grille

Lexus NX300 2018 angular rear

The rear profile is re-profiled with larger tail pipes, tuned taillights and new bumper​

Interior-wise, the cabin, apparently, receives minor refinements. The most outstanding update concentrates on the infotainment system which is pampered with a massive 10.3-inch touchscreen integrated with an app suite and a fully-functioning satellite navigation system. As well as that, the touchpad controller has taken the place of the old rotary knob and buttons while the wireless charging tray is currently capable of holding larger phones. USB ports also bring in higher amperage for better charges.

Lexus NX300 2018 interior

The cabin, apparently, receives minor refinements

Packing the new NX300 is still the 8AR-FTS 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged VVT-I engine delivering 235 PS between 4,800 – 5,600 rpm and 350 Nm of peak torque between 1,650 – 4,000 rpm. Transferring all that power to large numbers on the speedometer is a 6-speed automatic transmission working in tandem with an all-wheel drive system.

Lexus NX300 2018 engine bay

Packing the new NX300 is still the 8AR-FTS 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged VVT-I engine

Despite the unaltered powerplant, the driving dynamics are significantly enhanced with several modifications to the suspension. Stabilizer bars, bushings and springs are also reworked for steady-state cornering and better turn-in responses. Meanwhile, the dampers enables driver to enjoy heightened levels of handling and comfort. Particularly, worth noting here is the Adaptive Variable Suspension found in the Lexus LC 500 that betokens better control and overall handling stability than ever.

In the Philippines, the Lexus NX300 2018 is priced as follows:

Lexus NX300 2018 prices in the Philippines
 Variants Price
2018 Lexus NX300 P2,998,000
2018 Lexus NX300 F-Sport P3,488,000

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