Lexus has introduced a new 200t model in the Lexus NX range in Australia. The 200t model is equipped with the company’s first-ever turbocharged petrol engine. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit produces 175 kW (235 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine is capable of driving the NX 100 kilometres with 7.7 litres of petrol (combined cycle). NX 200t buyers can opt for either of the two drivetrain choices – front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Standard features include cruise control, climate control, a rear-view camera, satellite navigation, power front seats, an electric tailgate and leather interior.
The Lexus NX200t is now on sale from AU$52,500 (excluding on-road costs).
Lexus NX 200t prices (excluding on-road costs):-
Lexus NX 200t 2WD – $52,500
Lexus NX 200t AWD – $57,000
Lexus NX 200t F Sport AWD – $63,500
Lexus NX 200t Sports Luxury AWD – $72,500
More information is available in the press release below.
LEXUS LAUNCHES THE TURBOCHARGED NX 200t – Press Release
Lexus has expanded its recently launched NX Line with the addition of an important new first-for-Lexus turbocharged petrol engine.
The Lexus NX 200t features a new engine which has been nine years in development and introduces technical innovations such as its Lexus-designed proprietary turbocharger and manifold.
The extensive in-house development program was run to ensure the engine’s power, efficiency, NVH and quality levels were suitable for the brand.
NX 200t’s engine brings a higher level of performance to the NX range, and offers customers the choice of a different driving experience next to the highly efficient NX 300h hybrid models already on sale.
Putting out 175kW and 350Nm, the NX 200t’s powerplant maximises the potential of the NX Line’s stiff platform and all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive driveline to create the high-performance expression of what its creators have dubbed “urban sports gear”.
NX 200t’s six-speed automatic transmission combines with a number of the new engine’s efficiency measures to provide excellent fuel economy of 7.7 litres/100km* on the combined cycle.
The powerplant in NX 200t brings world-first developments, including its cylinder head with integrated four-into-two exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger.
It also has Lexus firsts including the fuel-saving Stop & Start function, and most importantly – turbocharging technology for its petrol engines.
The new engine also has the latest Lexus fuel injection system.
NX 200t’s technology package is housed in the visually dynamic Lexus L-Finesse exterior design language of the NX Line, within its well-appointed and highly specified interior.
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the NX 200t adds a new dimension to the NX Line while showcasing the technological development prowess of the marque.
“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.”