The NX represents Lexus in the compact luxury SUV segment, and it does that pretty well. This crossover is well-built, comfortable and well-equipped, and offers pretty much everything you would expect from a vehicle with this badge. Moreover, it still looks relatively fresh, which is no wonder if we consider that the current generation was introduced with the 2022 model. However, the competition is getting tougher, so it’s no surprise that some sources suggest a mid-cycle refresh for the 2025 Lexus NX. The officials, on the other hand, are still quiet.
What this actually means, it’s hard to say. Still, we presume that the Japanese carmaker is about to bring typical updates, especially when it comes to aesthetics. Naturally, we won’t exclude the possibility of seeing a couple of interior changes as well. As for the powertrain lineup, there’s always a chance for upgrades. Some sources even speculate about the next-generation plug-in hybrid, with a significantly increased range. For now, we can only speculate.
2025 Lexus NX Design
So, what we expect to see from the 2025 Lexus NX is a typical mid-cycle refresh, as this is going to be the foruth production year of the current generation. At the moment, we still don’t know the details, but we presume we could see some changes in terms of aesthetics. Typically for mid-cycle updates, the focus would be on the front-end design, but even there we don’t expect to see anything significant, considering that the current model already looks pretty attractive. Of course, there is always room for other typical changes, such as new wheel designs, new color options etc.
On the other hand, the overall layout will definitely remain the same. This includes the chassis and suspension setup too. The current NX offers a smooth and relaxed drive, so we may expect the same from the 2025 Lexus NX. Of course, once again, the company will offer the optional F-Sport package with adaptive suspension, for all those who prefer a little bit more engaging ride.
The same is true with the interior design. It might receive a few tweaks, but keep in mind that the current model already looks pretty amazing. Typically for Lexus, there is a combination of fine and durable materials, while the dashboard looks rather conservative. Most importantly, the build quality is excellent and it’s easy to notice that there is a lot of attention to detail.
As for the seating configuration, the front row will definitely remain unchanged, as this Lexus features some of the best seats in the class. They are massive, supportive and with plenty of space. The second row is also spacious, though rival models like BMW X3 and Audi Q5 offer a little bit more comfort in this area.
Where the NX also lags behind the competition is the cargo volume. You may count on about 23 cubic feet behind the second row and 47 cubic feet in total, which is below average for the segment.
Updates in this aspect are always welcome, even in the case of a crossover like the NX, which is already equipped very well. It already comes with goodies like a 9.8-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 10-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, satellite radio, voice recognition and Bluetooth, as well as a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and remote start. So, we presume that the list of standard equipment could be expanded with some of the currently optional features, such as a 14-inch touch screen, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound stereo, a digital key, a moonroof, a panoramic roof and ambient interior lighting.
Also, we expect big updates in terms of safety, as the 2025 Lexus NX will most certainly come with the new Safety Sense 3.0 suite of safety features, which brings some pretty significant improvements to the existing systems, as well as a couple of brand-new features.
2025 Lexus NX Engines
Finally, there is the matter of the powertrain, which is very similar to the NX’s closest relative, the RAV4. The current model comes with four powertrain options on offer, starting from a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four that puts out around 203 horsepower. Also, there is a 2.4-liter turbo-four, with 275 horsepower and we expect that both gas-only units are about to carry on without changes.
On the other hand, hybrid models could get some updates and upgrades. The classic, self-charging hybrid currently puts out around 240 horsepower and we could see a slight power upgrade. On the other hand, the plug-in hybrid has been rumored to get the next-generation setup, with even more power and, more importantly, impressive autonomy in EV mode, which would go up to 123 miles.
2025 Lexus NX Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2025 Lexus NX will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2024. As for the price, base models are expected to go around 40,000 dollars.