Turbocharged Lexus NX Now Locally Available

BY Azfar Hashim

Featuring the brand's first 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the NX Turbo widens Lexus's offerings in the Luxury SUV segment

Borneo Motors officially launched the new Lexus NX Turbo in Singapore, completing the NX model range following the successful introduction of the NX Hybrid in October 2014. The launch of the new NX Turbo marked the debut of Lexus’ first 2.0-litre turbocharged drivetrain.

The NX Turbo features Lexus’ first-ever turbo engine, conceptualized and perfected over a period of 10 years. The NX Turbo delivering 234 bhp, is powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine that is matched to a new six-speed automatic transmission specially tuned for the NX. The NX Turbo is designed to give drivers more power with every drop of fuel.

The compact high-efficiency twin scroll turbocharger is combined with an Atkinson cycle engine with Dual VVT-iW. For optimum combustion, the D-4ST fuel injection system features both direct and port injectors to help generate high torque, from low through to high rpm ranges.

Offering an even more aggressive design and more dynamic handling, the top-of-the-range NX Turbo F Sport features exclusive upgrades including a highly responsive sport-tuned suspension, bolstered sport seating and race-inspired G-force display and turbo-boost gauge.