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  1. I did see that for Rav4 PHEV in the US they were advised to use their petrol tanks every so often to avoid that decreasing petrol shelf life - may well be a case where you don't keep it anywhere near full unless you're travelling long distance.
  2. Refreshed NXs for the SE spec (Nov 2017), could be specified with 2WD, otherwise all other specs are AWD. I think a year later that may have quietly dropped the 2WD option. The NX200T started deliveries in March 2015 and was discontinued around September 2017, and were likely available as 2WD in the lower specs.
  3. Well yes... a PHEV by nature is a compromise in having to carry two power units, the internal combustion and the electric batteries. Either or will result in the carriage of dead weight Given there is only a 40-60 mile electric only range for the 450h+ on a long journey you will never get the benefit of the electric, though it will slowly recharge over time (reports are the internal combustion engine can recharge the battery), but otherwise you are hauling around a large heavy battery pack which isn't being used. If you're using the PHEV for trips to the shops, work etc which is generally or just over the electric range, then the benefit is more clear. The anecdotal reports from the US for the RAV4 PHEV were saying that for most of the above use cases, they were either on the original tank of petrol or the 2nd after six months/1 year. The UXe suffers a little from being a conversion from an existing hybrid (non optimal main battery placement) but again if you're doing the shortish journeys within the designed range, would work fine. I'd see the NX PHEV as optimal for my use case where it's mostly around town to the shops, school runs, short day trips etc, but still have a car that be taken long distance if needed. Yes, I'm hauling a large battery which doesn't do much in this case. Conversely I don't have to worry about having to make stops for charging, and I don't need to have/hire another car just for long trips,
  4. You're right - got the kw and hp mixed up 🙂
  5. Likely to be misrepresented as the pure internal combustion engine output (155bhp) versus combined (IC+electric = 194bhp) The 200T was the only petrol (2L turbo) offered and for not that long either - 234bhp.
  6. Cat Converter theft for the existing NX - it has happened to one of the members, but is no where on the scale of the Prius and CTs. There isn't a catloc. For the current model RAV4 (which uses the same platform), not heard much about cat theft for those. In addition, the newer technology hybrids are supposed to contain much less precious metals and would therefore be less valuable to thieves. Build quality - it's a Lexus. Toyotas themselves are bulletproof, so when you take that and improve further.
  7. The NX would also likely weigh more than the RAV4 (sound deadening etc), so all in all, it will vary considerably.
  8. "According to Lexus product education manager Paul Williamsen, the NX 450h+ has a different battery pack. Whereas the RAV4 Prime effectively combines the regular RAV4 Hybrid's battery pack with a second, larger, plug-in-able battery dedicated to the all-electric range, the NX has a single massive pack that keeps enough juice in reserve once the all-electric portion is drained to run the car as a normal hybrid. This allows the NX to fully replenish its electric range using only the engine. While the RAV4 Prime's "Charge" mode can restore a good chunk of its total potential range, it needs a wall charger to be fully topped off." So potentially this is where that spare space disappeared for the 450+, keeping in mind the PHEV, Hybrid and conventional engine all have the same boot space. I like the concept that the normal engine can recharge the battery without requiring a plug in
  9. The hybrids have always the CVT gearbox, and at least for the UK only the hybrids will be available. Looking at Lexus Ireland, looks to be the same for them as well. You have always been able to get the F-Sport spec for the NX hybrid, no change for the new 2022 NX
  10. Taken off the US club lexus site, there's a more in depth look at the new infotainment system And more usefully one of the members managed to pull a comparison of the standard 9.8" vs 14" screens together (mirrored below)
  11. Aliexpress do sell a few - 1:32 Lexus NX200T with lights Obviously to get to 1:18 scale you're paying considerably more. (multiple sellers, prices vary..) UX NX ES: RX LS RCF: LM
  12. The top end RAV4s have them - mixed reviews as can be seen They're listing it as being able to see out the rear with the boot stacked high, a wider field of view if required, and less glare. You still get the standard mirror I think, but you can use the digital if required. A nice to have but not really required. Sadly it's not something you can retrofit later.
  13. Another video - this time a comparison between the original and the new from Poland, and with an under car view, interior and boot size comparison
  14. Agreed - there isn't much more that a Takumi adds over a base with Premium Plus I feel. Your mileage will vary but feel that another £3-6k isn't getting that much more Self Parking Digital Rear View Mirror Card Key ML sound (potentially depending on 350h vs 450+)Well.. Front Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist Machined Alloy Wheels
  15. Did notice there is a kick sensor for the boot which hasn't previously been available for the UK spec NX
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