thats a symptom of the hybrid and a major skew, but they won't tell you that...On paper, the Lexus’ CVT gearbox promises to maximise performance and efficiency by using its theoretically limitless ratios to always be in the right gear at the right time. Yet in the real world, it can’t match the BMW’s eight-speed auto for response, refinement and control.
I don't think that the NX's off road capability really matters that much. I'm disappointed to hear about the handling and fuel economy, but I still think that those criticisms may be pretty harsh. The NX seems to be a great and competitive vehicle. It's only criticisms are there because it is being compared to the X3 IMO. On its own it would get a better review.Bold looks and extremely competitive Benefit in Kind bills are the new NX’s main calling cards. It’s also beautifully built and loaded with standard equipment. Yet the newcomer is undermined by its lacklustre hybrid powerplant, uninspiring handling and poor fuel economy. And despite its raised ride height and four-wheel-drive layout, the Lexus has extremely limited off-road ability.
Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lexus/nx/89100/lexus-nx-vs-bmw-x3#ixzz3GzX5epTu
I think its the same reason they chose the X3d, Europe craves efficiency. It does end up skewing the conclusion however, IMO at least...Does anyone know when NX200t will be released? Just wondering why they don't choose NX200t and X3 for head to head test, if so, they may preferred NX200t.