I've been reading around to try to figure out exactly how fuel efficient the Lexus NX 300h will be. I've found some competing figures but nothing official.
In our very own forum, we have a claim that Top Gear says that the NX 300h is aiming for fuel efficiency of 54.3 mpg. That is quite high. It seems our forum members think that is wishful thinking though.
I did some further research and I found on thegreencarwebiste.co.uk that they think that the Lexus NX 300h will have a fuel economy rating higher than 60 mpg!!! That's even higher!
Both of these estimates are based on the British way of measuring fuel efficiency, which is quite different from how we do it in North America, but here is some info to try to make more sense out of it.
The very same website says that the Land Rover Evoque diesel gets 57.6 mpg, and the BMW X3 gets 56.3 mpg in its most efficient set-up. So let's assume that even if the numbers are wrong, at least they'd be equally wrong. So the NX 300h is supposed to be a good chunk more efficient than these current class leaders.
I'm also told that the 300h will offer hybrid tech at no extra charge over the entry-level model. Can anyone confirm if this is correct?
http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk...exus-new-nx-will-be-take-the-sector-by-storm/But what makes that truly remarkable is that the entry level model Lexus comes with hybrid technology; finally a hybrid that doesn't have a more expensive outlay just to get that small battery pack included.