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http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-rev...-lexus-nx-200t-and-nx-200t-fsport-first-drive

Basics of article:
1. Turbo is not that fast...some initial lag. Transmission is same as RAV4, but modified to be more aggressive.

2. F-sport is not as intense as higher end Lexus F-sports, but the one to have...sporty ride without being too stiff. Quiet.

3. "Active Sound Control”—activating it pumps in FAUX (!!!!!!) engine noise through the speakers.

4. "The area behind those seats is compromised largely because of the NX’s sleeker roofline—halved in comparison to a RAV4, and one of the tightest amongst its peers like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5."

Interesting read. If avail, then my favorite combo would be HYBRID + F-sport.
 

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I heard that the engine noise was just amplified from the engine bay. Is it pre-recorded? That changes my opinion on that feature quite a bit.
 

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I heard that the engine noise was just amplified from the engine bay. Is it pre-recorded? That changes my opinion on that feature quite a bit.
I don't know how they did it, but it's fake engine sound (pre-recorded), not coming from the engine bay. I love when they say "Faux", which means fake in french, so that it sounds more sophisticated, I guess people would hate it if they called it Fake. That thing belongs on a hybrid.
 

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I don't know how they did it, but it's fake engine sound (pre-recorded), not coming from the engine bay. I love when they say "Faux", which means fake in french, so that it sounds more sophisticated, I guess people would hate it if they called it Fake. That thing belongs on a hybrid.
Belongs on NO car! :(

Hopefully, they use the engine note from the Lexus LFA!! Yamaha tuned that one...i can say that my NX had its engine note tuned by Yamaha...and i would only be half lying!
 

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I don't know how they did it, but it's fake engine sound (pre-recorded), not coming from the engine bay. I love when they say "Faux", which means fake in french, so that it sounds more sophisticated, I guess people would hate it if they called it Fake. That thing belongs on a hybrid.
To be fair, I'm not sure the faux is best translated to fake. I think it is better thought of as imitation. Still, engine noises that aren't real just seem wrong to me. Let the car sound how it sounds, don't try to make it something its not.
 

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Hybrid with F-Sport would be awesome, but the problem with that is with the NX they don't seem to want performance from a hybrid powerplant, instead they want to fight the MPG war, so adding performance to a hybrid may not be the route they want to go with the NXh
 

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Hybrid with F-Sport would be awesome, but the problem with that is with the NX they don't seem to want performance from a hybrid powerplant, instead they want to fight the MPG war, so adding performance to a hybrid may not be the route they want to go with the NXh
I wonder if the F-sport adds any wind resistance or weight to the NX vs. the regular model. My guess is probably not significant.

Actually, for NX hybrid, Toyota/Lexus DID add performance by adding a "kick down" programming to the CVT tranny for quicker delivery of power (i think).
 
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