2018 Lexus NX vs 2015-17: Facelift differences in photo comparison

The AZ10 Lexus NX has been a hit for the luxury marque since its 2014 debut. See the changes for the 2018 model year with these side-by-side photos.

2018 Lexus NX F-Sport facelift - front, blue2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
Both the NX F-Sport (above) and non-F-Sport (below) models have been update with new headlamps, grille patterns, and front and rear bumpers.

2018 Lexus NX300h facelift2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
While the F-Sport, and non-F-Sport models again have unique bumper treatments, both now feature larger lower side air intakes for a more conventional look.

2018 Lexus NX F-Sport facelift - side2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17

2018 Lexus NX300h facelift2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
Nothing much changes around the sides, but there are new alloy wheel designs available, including this part gold one on the non-F-Sport models.

2018 Lexus NX F-Sport facelift - rear2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17

2018 Lexus NX300h facelift2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
The lower bumper section has been redesigned with more prominent cutouts around the exhaust tips.

2018 Lexus NX facelift - interior, dashboard2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
The big change to the NX's interior is the replacement of the old 7-inch infotainment screen with a larger 10.3-inch unit. The Remote Touch control system remains.

2018 Lexus NX F-Sport facelift2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
The 2018 NX F-Sport grille has a new mesh pattern for the grille.

2018 Lexus NX300h facelift2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
Non-F-Sport models in the 2018 NX range have more a grille with more horizontal, but thinner, slats.

2018 Lexus NX facelift2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
The facelifted 2018 NX has available triple-reflector headlights.

2018 Lexus NX facelift - front seats, white leather2018 F/L
Lexus NX2015-17
Again, the NX F-Sport models have grippier seats with bigger winged bolsters.

It should also be noted that the facelifted NX sticks with its two engine options: a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, and a hybrid system with a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder.

The hybrid will once again be badged as the NX300h, but the 2-litre turbo will ditch the NX200t name in favour of the NX300 badge. In time, other Lexus cars equipped with the 2-litre turbo will go from 200t badging to the 300 name.



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