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2022 Lexus NX 450h+ Hits Stride As Sporty Compact Hybrid

Over the better part of the last decade the flood of new SUV style crossovers has been so overwhelming that it’s sometimes hard to see where new models fit into the overall automotive marketplace.

With the enormous momentum of the Lexus brand and the best-selling mid-sized RX crossovers, the compact 5 passenger NX series caught on quickly offering the same bold character line body sculpting and the imposing front grille and high tech headlamp designs.

The new 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ steps up its game with a completely new plug-in hybrid power train that boosts combined gas EV performance to 304 horsepower, posting impressive 6 second 0 – 60 time while delivering mileage stats ranging between 36 to 45 MPG in mixed driving.

Though hybrids are fuel economy trailblazers, the peppy takeoff and over the road driving prowess of the new Lexus NX 450h+ provides a new appreciation of the combined 2.5 liter inline 4 cylinder and 18.1 kWh 355 V lithium-ion powertrain.

The new elegantly appointed NX offers a larger cargo hatch without compromising passenger comfort. Also new to this $56,000 luxury whip are new touchscreen infotainment controls.