Review: The Updated 2018 Lexus Nx 300 & Nx 300h

Review: The Updated 2018 Lexus NX 300 & NX 300h

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.

Updated 2018 Lexus Nx 300 & Nx 300h Now On Usa Website

Updated 2018 Lexus NX 300 & NX 300h Now on USA Website

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):

Facelifted Lexus Nx 300h Is A More Refined Compact Suv

Facelifted Lexus NX 300h Is A More Refined Compact SUV

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.

Photo Gallery: Updated 2018 Lexus Nx 300h At Frankfurt Motor Show

Photo Gallery: Updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h at Frankfurt Motor Show

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.

2018 Lexus Nx 300h Facelift Enjoys Price Cut Despite New Tech

2018 Lexus NX 300h Facelift Enjoys Price Cut Despite New Tech

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.

Video : Lexus Nx 300h F Sport Review

Video : Lexus NX 300h F SPORT ReviewWe have a new review of the Lexus NX300h F SPORT from the team at Fifth Gear.
Overall it’s a great review, with a very interesting off-road segment — the results were very surprising. Really, outside of the hybrid CVT transmission and some super-minor issues like the speed of the power rear hatch, the three Fifth Gear reviewers really enjoyed the vehicle.ear hatch, the three Fifth Gear reviewers really enjoyed the vehicle.

Lexus Gs 300h Marks Hybrid's Debut In Little's Luxury Fleet

Black & White Lexus GS 300h in LondonLittle’s luxury chauffeur drive has introduced the first hybrid vehicles to its fleet, adding five Lexus GS 300h to its limousine portfolio.
The full hybrid saloons are helping the business strengthen its environmental profile and meet the demands of customers who require prestige transport with greener performance.

Star Medical Signs For Fleet Of Lexus Ct 200h And Is 300h

Star Medical choose Lexus as the provider for their latest range of environmentally responsible fleet vehicles.
Star Medical signs for fleet of Lexus CT 200h and IS 300hStar Medical Ltd has chosen Lexus for its new vehicle fleet, a decision based on its careful research into the quality, service, environmental responsibility and technical innovation the brand can provide, qualities that align perfectly with its own corporate profile and priorities.