Lexus, when, it comes to modern technology is almost there. In fact, it debuted a new touchscreen infotainment system. Also, a user interface on the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX will spread to all car models. Then, replace a dated amalgamation of multimedia iterations. In other 2022 models, the present interface can upgrade to touchscreens. However, this is not at the sacrifice of the tried and true CD player.
Lexus Hands-Free Driving System
Lexus Teammate’s less hands-free driving system does, in fact, represent the other technological progression for the carmaker in the model year 2022. This is only available on the 2022 Lexus LS 500h hybrid sedan. The driver-assist system does come to compete with GM’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot. This is ongoing hands-free driving on fewer highways. In beta testing of the system, it was found it lacked the reassurance of Super Cruise and the audacity of Autopilot.
Major Changes for the Toyota Luxury Brand for 2022
Below are the other significant changes for Toyota’s luxury brand for 2022:
The redesigned compact crossover comes with an available 14.0-inch touchscreen developed in the U.S. It will appeal basically to a younger generation of buyers. Moreover, the 9.8-inch touchscreen is standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Second-generation NX ‘s New Sports Look, Powertrains
The Base 2022 NX 250 has a 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It also has an 8-speed automatic transmission that powers the front wheels or available all-wheel drive.
Moreover, the uprated NX 350 has a 2.4-liter turbo-4 that makes 275 hp and 317 lb-ft. Thus, the Lexus does claim it can go 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. In fact, it does use the 8-speed and has available all-wheel drive as well.
Also, the 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid does marry a 2.5-liter inline-4 with a battery-powered motor on the rear axle for all-wheel drive. It is mechanically on par with the Toyota RAV4 Prime, the NX 450h+ hits 60 mph in 6.0 seconds, or it can, in fact, go on to deliver 36 miles of battery-only driving.
Finally, the traditional hybrid does power the NX 350h. It gets an estimated 36 mpg highway. Also 6 mpg more than the 2021 Lexus NX 350h. Moreover, it has a 2.5-liter inline-4 hybrid system with two motors that make 239 hp total with standard AWD.