A NAME CHANGE FOR LEXUS NX
Lexus’s NX range recently had a face-lift: There are new headlights, a new front bumper with chrome inlays and changed air ducts. At the back, the NX has new LED lights. The rear bumper has been spruced up and the badge and model name has been moved. As part of Lexus’s global strategy, the “200t” model name (which indicates a 2,0 ℓ turbocharged engine) has been replaced by “300”. The 300 in the model name refers to the engine which produces a similar amount of power as a 3.0 ℓ engine. The model names are now NX 300 E, -EX and -F Sport. The range kicks off with the E. Where all the models previously had all-wheel drive, the E is only front-wheel drive. The EX and F Sport models still have the old all-wheeldrive system and the six-speed gearbox. The engine remains unchanged in all models. There are also changes to the interior. The 10.3” touch screen (previously 7”) has improved graphics and displays brighter – knobs and buttons have also changed throughout. The odd analogue clock is still there but it is now linked to the satellite navigation so it gets its time from the GPS satellites. The cheapest NX (NX 300 E) costs R599 900 and the most expensive one (NX 300 F Sport) is R789 700.