Heralding a new chapter in Lexus design, the new NX plug-in hybrid fuses contemporary style and luxurious comfort with cutting edge technology and advanced safety systems …
First impressions count. None more so than the beautifully proportioned all-new Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid. Its sleek exterior is defined by a sculpted front fascia, intricate signature grille and distinctive L-shaped lighting design to the rear – a dynamic statement that proves this vehicle is a new benchmark in luxury SUVs.
Nor does it compromise on details. With its advanced plug-in hybrid technology, the Lexus NX provides up to 74km of emissions-free driving in electric vehicle mode in addition to powerful acceleration from a single charge. That’s because the Lexus NX’s self-charging powertrain really raises the bar – providing unbeatably efficient low fuel consumption and emissions, however long your journey.
The interiors, a haven of artisan craftsmanship, are equally impressive and appeal to the senses of both passenger and driver. Space and comfort have been prioritised, so that everyone feels like a VIP. An optional electric, tilt and slide glass sunroof adds further to the feeling of freedom and light, as does the exceptional quietness of the drive.
Then there’s the protective power of Lexus technology which provides further ease and heralds a new age in accident prevention. The latest Lexus Safety System acts as a co-pilot, constantly working intelligently to keep driver and passenger safe in every driving condition.
Artificial Intelligence and the cloud work together in the clever Lexus Voice Assistant, which spares the driver from grappling with buttons while concentrating on the road ahead. This newly developed “Hey Lexus” voice assistant understands language and the context of statements such as “I’m hungry” or “I’m cold” and can even recognise which passenger is speaking! Features like ambient lighting or search the internet can be activated without taking your hands off the wheel.
The multimedia system on the NX has also been designed for ease of use and speed. With either a 9.8” or 14” touchscreen available, driver and passengers can use their favourite smartphone apps via Android Auto or wireless Apple CarPlay.
The sense of empowerment and protection is raised to new levels with the improved Lexus Safety System+. Debuting on the new Lexus NX is e-Latch with Safe Exit Assist electronic entry and exit system. This is linked to the car’s Blind Spot Monitor to warn of any traffic or cyclists approaching from the rear. If it detects a risk, it will trigger a warning light and buzzer, and cancel the door unlatching.
Combining cutting edge technology, beautiful design and unparalleled luxury, the new Lexus NX is waiting to be experienced. Prices start from €63,330. To find out more and book a test drive visit www.lexus.ie/new-cars/nx.
Sarah wears: Tobacco Lilia cashmere coat, €3,280; cream Nepeta wool trousers, €395; both MAX MARA; ecru Palpiti cashmere-mix sweater, €785, MAX MARA STUDIO; tan Musubi leather bag, ACNE STUDIOS, €990; all at BROWN THOMAS; Tan Hannah 2 leather driving gloves, €175; WWW.PAULAROWAN.COM.
Photographed by Simon Watson
Assisted by Dylan Madden
Make-up by Dearbhla Keenan at Brown Sugar
Hair by Megan O’Donoghue at Brown Sugar
Shot on location at Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow