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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

All-New 2022 Lexus NX Is Now Available In The Philippines Starting At P 3.338M (w/ Specs)


Six months after its global debut and three months after local order books were opened, Lexus Philippines is finally releasing the first units of the all-new 2022 Lexus NX to customers.

With stocks still in short supply, it’s understandable that Lexus Philippines has been on the down-low with this piece of news. That being said, the second-generation premium compact SUV really is in the country, and it comes in three variants for 2022.

To recap, the all-new Lexus NX ushers in a new chapter for the luxury brand. At the front, it features a larger (but more integrated) spindle grille with U-shaped blocks for a three-dimensional effect. These are then framed by L-shaped DRLs. At the back, it comes with full-width “blade” taillights and a “LEXUS” rear badging.


For the Philippine market, the entry-level Lexus NX 350h Executive comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, growing to 20 inches on the mid-grade NX 350h Premier and top-of-the-line NX 350 F Sport. Other notable features include a power tailgate with kick sensor (manual for the NX 350h Executive) and an auto-dimming and heated driver’s side view mirror (NX 350h Premier and NX 350 F Sport).

Inside, the 2022 Lexus NX has a meticulously redesigned cabin. It has a 7-inch multi-instrument display and a 10-inch heads-up display (NX 350h Premier and NX 350 F Sport). At the center stack, a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen (14 inches on the NX 350h Premier and NX 350 F Sport) delivers an immersive multimedia experience backed up by a 17-speaker Mark Levison Surround Sound System (exclusive to the NX 350h Premier). Other niceties found in the mid- and top-grade variants include a power tilt/telescopic steering column, ventilated front seats with memory for the driver, wireless charging, and a panoramic sunroof. The NX 350h Premier also adds a power folding rear bench.

Under the hood, the 2022 Lexus NX comes with two engine choices. The NX 350h is powered by a direct-injected 2.5-liter 4-cylinder backed up by two high-torque electric motors. Instead of transfer gears and a driveshaft to the rear wheels, the AWD system employs a second, independent electric motor to drive the rear wheels when it detects it is needed to help maintain optimal traction. This variant is good for a combined 239 horsepower and 239 Nm of torque enabling it to reach 100 km/h from zero in just 7.4 seconds.


Meanwhile, the Lexus NX 350 F Sport packs a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This variant offers 279 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque enabling it to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 7 seconds. This variant uses an electronically controlled full-time AWD that constantly varies the front/rear driving force distribution from 75:25 to 50:50 (depending on situation), and uses unique technology to achieve both an optimal contact patch and linear steering feel.

In terms of safety, the 2022 Lexus NX comes with Lexus Safety Sense as standard equipment. This suite of advanced driver assist technology is backed up by a standard blind spot monitoring system and a 360-degree camera (rear only for the 350h Executive).


Prices for the 2022 Lexus NX is as follows:
  • Lexus NX 350h Executive – P 3,338,000
  • Lexus NX 350h Premier – P 4,488,000
  • Lexus NX 350 F Sport – P 4,548,000
2022 Lexus NX Specifications
  • Overall Length: 4,660 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,865 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,660 mm (1,670 mm for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • Ground Clearance: 185 mm (195 mm for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
2022 Lexus NX Engine & Transmission
  • Engine (for NX 350h): 2.5-liter direct injected 4-cylinder (A25A-FKS + THS II)
  • Engine (for NX 350 F Sport): 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (T24A-FTS)
  • Maximum Output: 239 PS (combined), 239 Nm (NX 350h)
  • Maximum Output: 279 PS, 430 Nm (NX 350 F Sport)
  • Transmission: CVT (NX 350h), 8AT (NX 350 F Sport)
2022 Lexus NX Suspension
  • Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Wheels: 18-inch (NX 350h Executive), 20-inch (NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (NX 350 F Sport)
2022 Lexus NX Exterior Highlights
  • Power Tailgate w/ Kick Sensor (Manual for NX 350h Executive)
  • Retractable, Heated Side Mirrors (Driver’s Side Auto Dimming for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • Panoramic Sunroof (NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
2022 Lexus NX Interior Highlights
  • Nuluxe Leather (Smooth Leather for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • Gloss Black Accents (NX 350h Executive), Wood Trim (NX 350h Premier), Aluminum Trim (NX 350 F Sport)
  • Manual Folding Rear Seat w/ 60/40 Fold (Power Folding for NX 350h Premier)
  • Electrochromic Rear View Mirror (Digital Mirror for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • Ambient Lighting for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport
  • Front Seat Ventilation for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport
  • 8-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat (w/ Memory for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • 8-Way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column (Powered for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
2022 Lexus NX Infotainment System Highlights
  • 9.8-inch Touchscreen (14-inch for for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)
  • 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound (17-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound for NX 350h Premier)
  • Wireless Charging for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport
  • Heads-Up Display for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport
2022 Lexus NX Safety Highlights
  • Hill Start Assist (w/ Downhill Assist Control for NX 350 F Sport)
  • Rear Camera (Panoramic View Monitor for for NX 350h Premier, NX 350 F Sport)

6 comments:

  1. The PH-market NX350h has different engine tuning? AFAIK, the US-market NX350h has 240hp.

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    1. Apologies for that. It wasn't as clear. The 190 horsepower is the output of the 2.5-liter engine alone. Combined, it has 239 horsepower.

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    2. Thanks for the immediate correction! :)

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  2. Oh we won't get the 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid?

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    1. For now, no. Who knows if it'll be made available in the next couple of years.

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  3. 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound (17-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound for NX 350h Premier)

    So the NX350 F sport doesnt get the 17 speaker mark levinson?

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