Late last year, Lexus Malaysia opened the order books for the NX200t – Lexus’ first ever turbocharged model in its history of car-making. And it’s really handsome too! Yesterday, they revealed on their Facebook page that the NX200t will be officially introduced here on 29 January at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club at approximately 6pm to 11pm.
|Name||Lexus NX200t||Lexus NX200t Premium||Lexus NX200t Luxury|
|Segment||Premium Compact SUV|
|Engine||1,988cc; inline 4-cyl twin scroll turbo||1,988cc; inline 4-cyl twin scroll turbo||1,988cc; inline 4-cyl twin scroll turbo|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Max Power||235 hp @ 4,800 – 5,600 rpm||235 hp @ 4,800 – 5,600 rpm||235 hp @ 4,800 – 5,600 rpm|
|Max Torque||350 Nm @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm||350 Nm @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm||350 Nm @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm|
|Price||Estimated RM300,000||Estimated RM330,000||Estimated RM350,000|
The NX will be introduced here in three different trims – the NX 200t, NX 200t Premium and NX 200t Luxury, costing from an estimated RM300,000, RM330,000 and RM350,000 respectively. All three will be powered by the same 2.0-litre twin scroll turbocharged engine that produces 235 hp at 4,800 rpm to 5,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 rpm to 4,000 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint is done in 7.1 seconds, for those who must know.
Since we’re getting only the NX200t range (basically the ones sporting the 2.0-litre turbo mill; the NX300h gets the 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle engine), it will be paired to the six-speed automatic gearbox as opposed to the NX300h’s CVT ‘box. All three variants will be all-wheel driven (AWD) as well.
There’s plenty of kit coming with the car too, as per seen on Lexus Malaysia’s website. The base NX200t for a start, won’t be getting the triple L-shaped LED headlights, but the two higher trims will. They all come with the 7-inch display screen with remote touch controller, rear view camera, eight airbags and Hill Start Assist to boot. There’s also a wireless charging port for compatible smartphones in the Premium and Luxury trims.
Lexus Malaysia also revealed that you and two guests of your choice can be part of the Lexus NX Amazing Night event if you RSVP here. It’s on a first-come-first-serve basis though, so hurry while you still can. Keep watching this space for the latest updates (with a video as well, no less) on the brand’s first ever turbocharged premium compact SUV.