New Lexus NX Sport Adds Subtle Exterior And Interior Tweaks

Following on from the CT and IS, the NX is the latest Lexus to receive the ‘Sport’ badge. Making its debut at the Paris Auto Show, the styling changes are minor but help give the NX some added street presence.

The exterior changes consist of a distinctive set of black 18-inch alloy wheels, black wing mirror housings, a blacked-out front spindle grille and a black grille frame. Inside, the Lexus NX Sport includes a number of silver inserts and a choice of leather-effect upholstery finished in Black or a special fabric offered solely for the Sport.

Customers will be able to order the Sport package for both the existing NX 300h and NX 200t models but no performance changes have been made. That means the NX 300h Sport maintains the standard model’s 2.5-liter inline-four mated to an electric motor and delivering a combined 194 hp.

The NX 200t Sport, meanwhile, is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a six-speed auto ‘box and offering up 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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