2020 Lexus NX Redesign, Changes, Hybrid, Release Date

The NX has been around for five years and it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is already preparing a redesign. Allegedly, the new generation will come already as the 2020 Lexus NX. Many reports suggest numerous changes. Of course, we count on novelties in all aspects. First of all, the company should adapt this model to a new platform. Also, count on completely new styling, as well as on a completely new interior layout. Changes under the hood are expected as well. These are pretty much typical changes for every redesign but the 2020 Lexus NX should come with much more if Toyota wants this model to be competitive.

2020 Lexus NX front view

2020 Lexus NX Redesign

The 2020 Lexus NX redesign is about to bring lots of novelties. Of course, one of the most important will be a new platform. It’s not hard to presume that this crossover has a lot in common with the RAV4. The more famous sibling from Toyota has been around for decades and the current generation has been introduced recently. On the other side, the NX still rides on the previous, New MC architecture and that is one of the main reasons for such quick redesign.

There is no doubt that the 2020 Lexus NX will become a much better car thanks to a new TNGA platform. It will be lighter, it will be more comfortable and, most importantly, it will ride and handle much better. In terms of the styling, we don’t expect too big changes. The current model isn’t that old and has been updated as well. Therefore, it shouldn’t go far away from the outgoing versions. Count on a similar shape, with a batch of new details that will adapt this crossover to the newest design language of this luxury car brand.


Just like the interior styling, the interior shouldn’t change too much either. The fact is that cabin is one of the strongest points of the current generation. It offers amazing quality and plenty of legroom. On the other side, its cargo area is smaller compared to most competitors in the class and that is one of the aspects where we expect to see improvements.

2020 Lexus NX interior

Of course, the dash should come with further improvements in terms of the style and higher overall amount in luxury. This refers to tech features as well, where we count on novelties too. Among all tech goodies, we hope that the 2020 Lexus NX will finally have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the offer.

2020 Lexus NX Engine

The current model comes with Toyota’s familiar 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which delivers around 235 horsepower. With such amount of power, it needs around 7 seconds to get to 60 mph. On the other side, fuel economy goes around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. As you can see, the current NX is pretty average in all aspects.

Therefore, we hope that the new model will stand out from the crowd. For that cause, it would need something more efficient. Most likely, we will see the same turbo-four engine in the offer, but with more power. Max power will definitely go over 250 hp. Besides the engine, we expect that the 2020 Lexus NX will also come with a new transmission, with the company’s new 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Will there be a hybrid version?

We are pretty sure that the 2020 Lexus NX will continue with a hybrid powertrain as well. The current model comes with a system that delivers a total amount of 194 horsepower. It may be the strongest powertrain among compact crossover, but class-leading fuel economy is definitely enough reason for purchase. Still, we hope that the new model will focus on performances a little bit more.

2020 Lexus NX rear view

2020 Lexus NX Release Date and Price

When it comes to the 2020 Lexus NX release date, keep in mind that the new generation still waits for the official confirmation. Once we hear something from the officials, we can speculate about the launch date. In terms of the price, we are pretty sure that the new model won’t go far away from the current model, which starts at around 38.500 dollars.

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