Two weeks ago, Lexus Canada invited me to British Columbia, where I was able to test drive the updated 2018 NX compact crossover.
The updated 2018 Lexus NX has had a quiet launch so far — the mid-cycle refresh debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show in April to little fanfare and a far-off launch date. Looking at the updates, it’s easy to see why. The exterior changes are subtle, retaining the same basic design with some minor sharpening. Inside, the interior is near identical outside of a couple adjustments.
In advance of the updated 2018 NX 300 & NX 300h arriving in dealerships, Lexus USA has updated their website with all the details, including new photos and an online configurator — here’s an assortment of images pulled directly from the site:
Once again, the North American NX will have a different front end compared to the rest of the world due to CAFE regulations — here’s a direct photo-to-photo comparison of the USA version (top) and the European version (bottom):
After unveiling the 2018 NX 300h in Shanghai earlier this year, Lexus brought their tweaked SUV to Frankfurt as well, looking to show visitors what appears to be an overall improved product.
Unlike the 2018 CT 200h, which is hard to differentiate from the previous version, the facelifted NX 300h received more visible tweaks, both outside and in.
The Frankfurt Motor Show was today, and while Lexus didn’t debut anything new outside of their virtual reality press conference, there were some interesting models on display — let’s start off with the updated NX 300h:
The standard NX has been streamlined in this mid-cycle refresh, and looks pure style in this dark shade — love the contrast with the milk white interior.
Prices for the facelifted 2018 Lexus NX have just been uncovered by Cars Direct and surprisingly, prices for the most premium model have decreased.
Those looking to get the keys to a 2018 NX 300h will need to part with at least $39,330, a decent drop from the $40,715 starting price of the 2017 model. What’s more, buyers of the 2018 car will enjoy a host of mechanical and technological improvements over the outgoing model.