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Lexus NX300h-Buying Guide

Lexus NX300h-Buying Guide
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Friday 22 December 2017, 19:05 PM

The Lexus NX300h has been launched in India at Rs 53.18 lakhs. it the crossover to the ES300h and their competitior to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3.

So what exactly does the NX300h offer? Well, read on to find out the good and bad parts of buying the Lexus NX300h.

The good?

The NX that is sold in India comes with the all-important ‘h’ which means it is a hybrid and in our modern eco world of vegan food, sustainable architecture and recycled clothing, this is the right path to be on. You get a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor (similar to the setup in the Camry Hybrid) and this lets you drive on pure electric power while crawling around in traffic. It might be a hybrid car but it is a luxurious one at that and you get all the features and extra bits that are considered standard in this part of the market.

The Bad?

It is a bit pricey thanks to the CBU route that Lexus uses for the Indian market. Its locally assembled competitors offer more features, AWD and diesel power putting the NX slightly on the back foot. Added to this will be the fact that the Q5 and X3 will both jump into new generations within the next few months and both the new vehicles will step up the game significantly.

Finally, you have to also consider the fact that the NX300h is an CBU and will attract higher charges at the RTO as compared to its locally assembly rivals.

The best variant to buy

We would suggest the luxury variant as you are paying Rs 2.40 lakhs for mostly cosmetic changes when you GO in for the F-Sport variant.

Facts

Price Range- Rs 53.18 lakhs to Rs 55.58 lakhs

Specifications

Engine: 2500cc, inline four-cylinder petrol, electric motor

Output: 195bhp/210Nm

Gearbox: CVT

F.Y.I?

The Lexus NX was showcased as a concept at the Beijing Auto Show in 2014

 

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