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TRD enhancements for new Lexus NX announced

Toyota’s motorsport partner, TRD (Toyota Racing Development), has announced a factory-option sporty styling package for the all-new Lexus NX small SUV for the Japanese market.

TRD Lexus NX

There’s no engine tuning in the package or anything like that. This is more about providing buyers with an option to personalise the NX and help it stand out among the rest.

The kit features a sharp front spoiler system which seems to blend well with the huge ‘spindle’ grille layout, while around at the back is a chunky diffuser and bodykit surround to give it a fuller, racier look.

TRD Lexus NX-rear

In terms of hardware changes, buyers can option for a set of 19-inch dark grey forged aluminium wheels that weigh just 11.4kg each, as well as a quad-outlet exhaust system to fit in with the diffuser setup.

Lexus Australia is yet to launch the NX locally. It will be available in two variant levels, including the NX 200t that comes with an all-new 2.0-litre turbo – the first turbo Lexus ever – as well as the NX 300h that comes with a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle hybrid system.

The NX 200t develops 175kW of power, while the NX 300h produces 145kW and uses an average of just 5.6L/100km. The NX 300h will arrive in October followed by the 200t early next year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.