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New Lexus NX Compact SUV ‘Grows’ on UK debut

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The Lexus NX in a flower bed at Hampton Court

The new Lexus NX – a compact take on the Lexus RX Hybrid SUV – arrived officially at the Beijing Motor Show in April and will cost from £24,495 when it arrives in the UK in October. Ahead of its official arrival in Lexus UK dealers, the NX has had its first public outing in the UK at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – the world’ largest annual flower show – where it was plonked somewhat incongruously in the middle of a flower bed (above).

The NX was included in the ‘Inspire’ zone to showcase the NX’s contemporary design and technology and the debut was part of Lexus’s relationship with Quiet Mark, an international seal of approval from the Noise Abatement Society which encourages quiet technology.

And the new Lexus NX will offer proper quiet running in the 300h – the only launch option – with its ability to run – for very short distances – in EV mode.

That won’t apply to the NX we reckon will be the favoured option – the Lexus NX 200t – with its 2.0 litre turbocharged engine, but both models will come with decent specifications, high build quality and sensible pricing.

The new Lexus NX is already available to order from UK Lexus dealers with first cars arriving in October.

By Cars UK