- NX 350h replaces the NX 300h in the redesigned NX lineup
- More horsepower from the hybrid powertrain
- All-new touchscreen infotainment interface replaces previous trackpad controller
- 2022 model kicks off the second NX generation
What is the NX 350h?
The Lexus NX is a small SUV that slots between the extra-small UX and midsize RX. It's fully redesigned this year, with the hybrid-powered 2022 Lexus NX 350h replacing the previous NX 300h. At first glance, the changes appear to be more evolutionary than revolutionary. The new NX retains the crease-heavy design language of its predecessor, and Lexus' trademark spindle grille is back and more Predator-like than ever. There are some differences, however. The checkmark turn signals are now incorporated into the headlight — resembling a sort of furrowed brow — and a new full-width taillight makes the back end a little more distinctive at night.
Revisions to the cabin are much more obvious. There's a new steering wheel, digital gauge cluster and sleek center console, but our favorite aspect is one you can't see. The much-maligned trackpad is gone, as both of the available display screens gain touchscreen functionality for 2022. Can we get an amen?