The Lexus NX SUV, which made its Australian debut at the Good Design Awards overnight, will be the first car in the country to offer a wireless charging system for compatible smartphones and devices.
Lexus says the NX will also feature tech items such as touch-sensitive interior lights, power adjustment for those in the back seats, and a media application known as Lexus Remote Touch which mirrors the screen of a compatible smartphone.
The NX will also be offered with a surround-view camera system on some models with four high-definition cameras. While that unit is expected to be offered on high-end models only, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to offering reverse-view cameras on all of its cars as standard. Lexus says the NX300h will be offered with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert on some models, too.
“NX will bring with it a vast array of new and innovative features, suited perfectly to an active, urban lifestyle – and many of these features are a first for Australia,” said Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley.
“The NX will bring to this segment a unique blend of design, dynamics, specification and service – but importantly greater consumer choice.
“With NX300h and 200t customers will be able to choose from a broad range of drivetrains and models, all paired to the greatest array of interior and exterior combinations to grace a Lexus production vehicle,” Hanley said.
The petrol-electric NX300h will be the first model sold here from October 2014, while the much-anticipated NX200t that debuts the brand's new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will arrive early in 2015.