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27th October, 2014

Lexus is launching its first ever compact SUV, the all-new hybrid-powered NX 300h this week.

The all-new Lexus NX 300h brings together striking design and innovative technology to one of the most competitive segments in the luxury car market today.

The NX 300h comes highly specified as standard and includes many features including satellite navigation, reverse camera, power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, smart entry and start, 10-speaker audio with digital radio (limited reception area), Enform connected mobility (with suitable external device), tyre pressure warning sensors, 60:40 rear-fold seats and a spare wheel.

NX 300h also brings with it the first hybrid powerplant to the compact luxury SUV segment.

The two-drive version is rated at just 5.6-litres per 100km for fuel consumption on the combined cycle. NX 300h meets Euro 5 emissions standards.

This outstanding figure is achieved via the adoption of an innovative and proven Atkinson cycle 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine - teamed with an electric system consisting of one electric motor in two-wheel drive and two in all-wheel drive models. Combined, the system develops 147kW of power.

NX 300h include power folding second row seats.

Australian market firsts include the first hybrid powertrain in its class and the first to offer rear cross traffic alert in its class.

Lexus firsts include all-new 360-degree panoramic monitor, and slip and yaw rate feedback for the E-Four AWD system.

Inside, the NX 300h's cabin provides a comfortable and highly practical space. Its designers wanted to break away from traditional SUV cabin design and instead provide a cockpit-like space to house all of the innovative technology.

NX 300h is available in three models, including Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury - with the F Sport receiving unique visual and driving dynamic enhancements.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the NX 300h encapsulates the efforts of a design and engineering team that went beyond SUV convention.

"When designing the all-new NX, the engineers and designers wanted to offer consumers something unique - something that stood out from the crowd and offered innovative on-board technology while meeting the practical requirements of SUV customers," Mr Hanley said.

"The result is an outstanding vehicle that, much like the pioneering RX and RX hybrid models before it, will provide customers with a fresh, new perspective on a compact SUV".

"With its outstanding design, innovative on-board technology, unparalleled standard specification and legendary Lexus reliability, the NX is the perfect vehicle for today's urban explorer," Mr Hanley said.


The all-new Lexus NX 300h features four model variants, including a two-wheel drive Luxury model and all-wheel drive Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury variants.

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Luxury models feature as standard (both 2WD and AWD models):
- satellite navigation
- reverse camera and parking sonar (front and rear)
- new touch-sensitive Lexus Remote Touch controller
- power rear tailgate
- drive mode select (Eco, Normal and Sport)
- heated front seats with eight-way power adjustment
- LED low beam headlamps and fog lamps
- cruise control
- rain-sensing wipers
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Smart Start
- 10-speaker audio with dual USB inputs, DAB+ and Bluetooth
- tyre pressure warning sensors
- electro chromatic interior mirror (auto dimming)
- CVT with six-step function
- premium steering wheel
- power steering column adjust, and
- electric park brake.

An enhancement pack can also be specified to add a moonroof.

F Sport models build on the Luxury foundation and add as standard:
- all-wheel drive
- adaptive variable suspension (with sports calibration)
- 360-degree panoramic view monitor
- four mode drive mode select (Eco, Normal, Sport and Sports+)
- wireless induction charger for phone and mobile devices
- blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert
- paddle shifters
- performance dampers (front and rear)
- unique exterior styling (bumpers, wheels and grille)
- unique interior styling (F Sport pedals, steering wheel, scuff plates, gear lever)
- active sound control
- all-LED headlamps
- 10-way power seats (cooled and heated) with driver memory function, and
- electro-chromatic exterior and interior mirrors.

Two enhancement packs are available for F Sport models, adding:
- moonroof and 14-speaker premium Mark Levinson audio, or
- pre-collision safety system, all-speed active cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, full-colour head-up display, Mark Levinson 14-speaker premium audio, auto high beam, smart key card and moonroof.

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Sports Luxury models build on the Luxury and add:
- leather-accented interior
- pre-collision safety system
- all-speed active cruise control
- adaptive variable suspension
- 360-degree panoramic view monitor
- four mode drive mode select (Eco, Normal, Sport and Sports+)
- wireless induction charger (for compatable phone and mobile devices)
- blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert
- performance dampers (front and rear)
- Lane Departure Warning
- full-colour head-up display
- Mark Levinson 14-speaker premium audio
- LED headlamps with auto high beam
- electro chromatic exterior and interior mirrors
- 10-way adjustable, heated and cooled front seats with driver memory
- smart key card
- moonroof, and
- woodgrain trim.

All models feature a four-year/100,000km warranty (conditions apply) with an eight-year warranty for the hybrid battery (conditions apply).

Lexus NX 300h Pricing*

Enhancement pack






Enhancement pack specification





Moonroof (MR)





F Sport




MR and 14 speaker Mark Levinson (ML)


Pre-collision safety, all speed cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, Heads-up Display, Smart Key, Auto High Beam, ML, MR

Sports Luxury




* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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