Pricing for the 2015 Lexus NX200t has been announced, with the Japanese brand’s first turbocharged model coming in cheaper than the NX300h hybrid.
CarAdvice brought you the news that the Lexus NX200t – which is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine – could be positioned as the most affordable model in the range back in July 2014. Its starting price of $52,500 (plus on-road costs) means it comes in $2500 more affordable than the equivalent NX300h Luxury base front-wheel-drive model.
Indeed, all NX200t models bring a $2500 discount over their equivalent NX300h siblings, with the Luxury all-wheel-drive priced from $57,000 (plus on-road costs), the mid-range F Sport priced at $63,500 (plus on-roads) and the flagship Sports Luxury a $72,500 proposition (before on-roads).
As is the Japanese maker’s penchant, the car offers strong standard equipment and a sharp price when considered among its peers, which include the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Range Rover Evoque. See full specifications below.
Under the bonnet is the brand’s first turbocharged engine, which produces 175kW of power (at 4800rpm) and 350Nm of torque (at 1650rpm). It comes mated as standard to a six-speed automatic gearbox, with fuel use rated at 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres for the front-drive model and 7.9L/100km for the AWD versions.
2015 Lexus NX200t specifications by model:
* For $3500 buyers can option an Enhancement Pack with sunroof and 14-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. For $7500 you can add pre-collision safety, all-speed cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, heads-up display, auto high-beam, as well as the aforementioned sunroof and sound system.
2015 Lexus NX pricing (plus on-road costs):
NX200t 2WD Luxury – $52,500
NX300h 2WD Luxury – $55,000
NX200t AWD Luxury – $57,000
NX300h AWD Luxury – $59,500
NX200t AWD F Sport – $63,500
NX300h AWD F Sport – $66,000
NX200t AWD Sports Luxury – $72,500
NX300h AWD Sports Luxury – $75,000