AS a pioneer of hybrid technology, Lexus is a market leader. It has two petrol/electric SUVS in its range, and the NX is the smaller of the two, rivalling the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
A recent update saw the line-up go hybrid-only, and the NX 300h uses the same system found in the IS 300h saloon. Four-wheel drive is offered on SE models and above courtesy of a rear-mounted electric motor that cuts in when extra grip is needed.
Price range: £34,895-£44,395 Our pick: NX 300h Luxury (£37,895) Engine: 2.5-litre 4cyl petrol plus electric motor, 197bhp Transmission: E-CVT auto, part-time 4WD Top speed: 112mph Economy: 54.3mpg CO2: 121g/km