2019 Lexus NX: revised grades and specifications

The existing range of Lexus premium SUV models has been primed for 2019 with new equipment grades and revised specifications. This post concentrates on changes applied to the mid-size NX self-charging hybrid, while the previous post details changes applied to the full-size RX model.

2019 Lexus NX: overview

The Lexus NX mid-size SUV follows the same pattern as RX for 2019, with new NX, F Sport and Takumi grades. Specifications within each grade have been tailored to meet the preferences and requirements of customers.

Base and mid-grade models are supported by generous option packs that allow additional options to be easily added.

The other important revision for 2019 is that all models in the range now feature all-wheel drive, using our compact and efficient E-Four system.

2019 Lexus NX: prices

NX £35,950
NX F Sport £41,500
NX Takumi £45,500

2019 Lexus NX: specifications

NX Lexus Safety System+, speed-sensitive power steering, all-wheel drive, electronic parking brake, Drive Mode Select – four modes, Lexus Media with ten-speaker audio, eight-inch Lexus Navigation, twin USB sockets, aux socket, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, adjustable turn indicator flash sequence, LED interior lighting, power-adjustable leather steering wheel, analogue clock, two 12v accessory sockets, Tahara upholstery, heated front seats, silver trim inlays, leather shift lever, auto-folding and heated door mirrors, LED exterior lights, integrated roof rails, 18-inch alloy wheels
F Sport Additional features to base NX: Sports suspension with lateral performance dampers, Active Sound Control, smart entry, parking assist sensors, wireless smartphone charger, power-adjustable and heated F Sport leather steering wheel, F Sport leather upholstery, driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, carbon fibre effect inlays, F Sport leather shift lever, aluminium sport pedals, rear privacy glass, power tailgate, illuminated door handles with puddle lights, F Sport black spindle grille, F Sport sills and bumpers, black door mirror covers, 18-inch F Sport alloy wheels
Takumi Additional features to base NX: Active High-beam System, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, head-up display, Mark Levinson 14-speaker Surround Sound audio system, ten-inch Lexus Navigation, smart entry, intelligent parking assist sensors, wireless smartphone charger, 360-degree panoramic view monitor, power-adjustable and heated leather steering wheel, card key, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, driver’s seat memory function, Shimamoku wood inlays, bamboo wood inlays (for Rich Cream interior), rear privacy glass, power tailgate, illuminated door handles with puddle lights, panoramic roof

2019 Lexus NX: option packs

NX F Sport
Sport £600 n/a 18-inch bronze alloy wheels, black spindle grille, black door mirror covers, black rear bumper valance
Premium £2,450 n/a 10-inch Lexus Navigation, smart entry and start, wireless charger, power tailgate, parking sensors, LED fog lights, LED cornering lights, rear privacy glass, heated steering wheel
Takumi n/a £3,500 Mark Levinson audio system, 360-degree panoramic view camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Parking Sensors, Adaptive Variable Suspension, head-up display, panoramic roof or sunroof

Comments (13)

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The only changes made to the specifications of the NX grades are outlined in the above blog post. The NX still has the self-charging hybrid system, featuring a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle engine and an electric motor.

      Apple CarPlay is not standard on any of the grades.


      1. Hi, Thanks for your prompt answer. Although not standard, is Apple car play or Android Auto available as an option? If not, Lexus must be one of the few car brands to omit the availability of this technology and I’m surprised this wasn’t picked up as a customer feedback and built into your customer ” preferences and requirements”.

        1. Thank you for these comments, David. These are not optional features on the NX. Customer feedback is extremely important to us, and we can appreciate that there has been some negative feedback on our blogs and social channels regarding these issues. As always, we will pass these comments on to our Product Team.


  1. What’s really new?
    Are we to get apple CarPlay ?
    Does the high beam assist work safety?
    Remember the last model left drivers with dangerous poor light until they reached 41 MPH on unlit roads before the high beam comes on?
    If you’v fixed it can we have an upgrade on our 2018 cars?

    1. Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Specification changes within each grade have been tailored to meet the preferences and requirements of customers. Safety is extremely important to us, so as ever, if you believe that there is any kind of fault with your vehicle, we would strongly advise for you to contact your nearest Lexus Centre for an inspection. The NX does not feature Apple CarPlay.


  2. Really disappointed with some of the answers to other questions asked, especially about Apple CarPlay not being available. Was expecting it to be included and purchase a new car but unlikely to buy one now. Even my sons Corsa and my work van have CarPlay included.

  3. Yes, agree with Jason, Apple CarPlay should be part of Lexus’ technology. Other Lexus markets, e.g. US, has CarPlay across the whole MY19 line-up for cars built after 1 October 2018.
    Come on, Lexus UK, get it resolved. At least offer a retrofit option like Mazda UK did recently across the range. £350 and 90 minutes and, voila, CarPlay in the wife’s Mazda.

  4. After taking an NX for another spin, I have put down the £ so looking forward to getting it in a couple of weeks. It would be fantastic if someone at Lexus could pass on that we want Apple CarPlay fitted FOC or at least a reasonable price in the near future. You know it makes sense!

    1. Hi Jason,

      Thanks for getting in touch, it’s great to hear that you’ll be driving the NX! We appreciate customer feedback and so will pass these comments on to our Product Team in order to make future improvements.


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