Following its debut in late 2014, the Lexus NX compact crossover seemed well positioned for younger buyers looking for a way to sneak into the automaker's portfolio.
But as the years dragged on, its competitive set pushed ahead while the NX floundered.
The 2022 Lexus NX seeks to remedy that with a serious dose of 21st-century upgrades, and it's accomplished nearly everything it set out to.
The single most important change in the 2022 Lexus NX is inside, where the automaker's tired old infotainment has been kicked to the curb in favor of something far better.
The so-called Lexus Interface is the result of the company's North American arm finally putting on some pants and telling Japan that its old telematics were holding the automaker back with younger, more tech-enveloped buyers.
And guess what? Lexus nailed it.
The small entry-luxe SUV segment has only become more competitive since the first-generation Lexus NX appeared.
And it's been an uphill battle for Lexus over the past few years, especially when its cabin tech has only grown more stale.
Something big needed to happen in this little SUV, and the 2022 NX should be far better positioned for today's youth of means thanks to some well-deserved (and well-overdue) upgrades.
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