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In the excitement I do believe the NX F-sport slipped through the cracks, here she is...



 

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For me, i fear that the NX Hybrid won't come in F-sport version. :( For me, the ideal is NX300h + F-sport. I sure hope Lexus makes a version of that.
 

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For me, i fear that the NX Hybrid won't come in F-sport version. :( For me, the ideal is NX300h + F-sport. I sure hope Lexus makes a version of that.
hm, perhaps.. .I've always understood f sport to be an appearance pack though..
 

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hm, perhaps.. .I've always understood f sport to be an appearance pack though..
I hope that you're right.

In addition, i heard that the NX is using RAV4 platform...so, i assume that this is FWD vehicle. I hope that Lexus did something to AWD models to give it more sport rather than just AWD as needed only when slipping...because then, it will just be another fancy RAV4. :( For example, it sends power to the rear more often (full-time maybe?) or when SPORT is selected, more power goes to the rear around corners.
 

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I hope that you're right.

In addition, i heard that the NX is using RAV4 platform...so, i assume that this is FWD vehicle. I hope that Lexus did something to AWD models to give it more sport rather than just AWD as needed only when slipping...because then, it will just be another fancy RAV4. :( For example, it sends power to the rear more often (full-time maybe?) or when SPORT is selected, more power goes to the rear around corners.

Well yes at its core the NX really is a fancy RAV4, but lets not be haphazard the same can be said for a few other Lexus models, however Lexus is fairly adept at differentiating...


Motorization will be provided by a naturally-aspirated engine in the base NX 200, followed by a new 2.0-liter turbo in the NX 200t and a hybrid variant in the NX 300h. These engines will be coupled to either a standard front-wheel drive setup or an optional AWD arrangement.

How smart is Lexus' AWD arrangement?


Oh yes, and welcome to forum :D
 

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Well yes at its core the NX really is a fancy RAV4, but lets not be haphazard the same can be said for a few other Lexus models, however Lexus is fairly adept at differentiating...





How smart is Lexus' AWD arrangement?


Oh yes, and welcome to forum :D
Thanks for the welcome. Yeah, the AWD on RX ain't anything to write home about in terms of sportiness...that's what i am afraid of. For example, Acura RDX AWD system is not really sporty either. But, the German's (MB and BMW) AWD system are rear-biased or at least are so when you get into the twisties. I sure hope that Lexus AWD is like that! :nerd:

And BTW, i just put up one of the NX wallpaper on my work computer...so, i really want this to work out!
 

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Thanks for the welcome. Yeah, the AWD on RX ain't anything to write home about in terms of sportiness...that's what i am afraid of. For example, Acura RDX AWD system is not really sporty either. But, the German's (MB and BMW) AWD system are rear-biased or at least are so when you get into the twisties. I sure hope that Lexus AWD is like that! :nerd:

And BTW, i just put up one of the NX wallpaper on my work computer...so, i really want this to work out!
Hehehhhhh, I will agree that rear bias AWD is more engaging, but I wont say its smarter. I know MB and BMW still havent implemented torque vectoring in their AWD systems. I know Acura is a big leader in that sense, as far as I know Lexus does not have anything like Acuras, so the only shortfall I see for the NX vs the germans is lack of rear bias AWD. For you and I, I suppose that is meaningful but for 95% of the car buying public they couldn't tell the difference between even if you tipped them off ;)
 

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Torque vectoring can easily be done now via stability control and braking the inside wheel (instead of the gas-guzzling techniques of overdriving the outside wheel). (Granted, for a true sports car, i like Acura's method, but i am fine with braking inside wheel technique because of lack of extra gears, complications, and weight.)

For me, i think that the rear bias AWD (either all the time or as needed) is ideal to prevent torque steer, esp. in the more powerful versions of NX (turbo and hybrid). But, i fear that i am dreaming too much, given what Lexus has done with the CT200h and the price range where NX sits. (For example, Acura RDX dumped SH-AWD to keep prices [and fuel economy] down.)
 

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Torque vectoring can easily be done now via stability control and braking the inside wheel (instead of the gas-guzzling techniques of overdriving the outside wheel). (Granted, for a true sports car, i like Acura's method, but i am fine with braking inside wheel technique because of lack of extra gears, complications, and weight.)

For me, i think that the rear bias AWD (either all the time or as needed) is ideal to prevent torque steer, esp. in the more powerful versions of NX (turbo and hybrid). But, i fear that i am dreaming too much, given what Lexus has done with the CT200h and the price range where NX sits. (For example, Acura RDX dumped SH-AWD to keep prices [and fuel economy] down.)
I think for now it might be a bit too much to ask for, seems like they want to keep it more for commuting and not so much performance focused, still a chance of it happening
 

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I think for now it might be a bit too much to ask for, seems like they want to keep it more for commuting and not so much performance focused, still a chance of it happening
Are we starting up the NX-F rumor mill already? ;)
 

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