The new Lexus NX 300h is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine teamed to electric motors that helps it produce 145kW of power. The car is available in either front-wheel drive (which the 5.6L claim is for) and all-wheel drive (which sees fuel use rise incrementally to 5.7L/100km).
Compared with the most efficient versions of its closest rivals, the Lexus betters the Audi Q5 (7.9L/100km: 2.0 TFSI Quattro), BMW X3 (7.3L/100km: xDrive20i) and Range Rover Evoque (7.8L/100km: Si4 AWD).
Every Lexus NX 300h has a CVT automatic transmission that offers a six-speed sequential shift action.
No fuel consumption figures have been released for the new Lexus NX 200t, which features the brand's first ever four-cylinder turbo engine. That mill produces 175kW and 350Nm, and fuel use is estimated at closer to 8.0L/100km.