The Lexus NX has been named Britain’s best hybrid car in the Auto Trader New Car Awards.
The honour for the mid-size SUV was determined by more than 181,000 motorists who voted for their favourites in this year’s awards.
Erin Baker, Editorial Director of Auto Trader, said: “It’s no surprise to see the Lexus NX 300h win Auto Trader’s Best Hybrid Car award. Lexus remains a byword for quality engineering, clever powertrains and luxury interiors. One owner commented: “It’s the highest-quality car I have ever owned. Not a stitch out of place. No squeaks or rattles and beautifully finished everywhere.”
First introduced in the UK in 2014, the NX is a central model in Lexus’s range of self-charging full hybrid SUVs. Its highly efficient powertrain is quiet, refined and returns strong fuel economy and low emissions. WLTP test cycle data shows 39.7mpg for the front-wheel drive versions, while the all-wheel drive models, featuring Lexus’s lightweight and compact E-Four system, achieve 36.6 to 37.1 mpg. Respective CO2 emissions are from 161 and 171g/km.
With three core grades – NX, F Sport and Takumi – and four equipment option packs, the NX can be specified to meet customers’ preferences for hand-crafted quality, advanced technology and sporty performance. All versions feature the Lexus Safety System+ portfolio of active safety and driver assistance systems as standard. Full details of the NX range are available here.
Ewan Shepherd, Director of Lexus in the UK said: “We’re grateful to Auto Trader and its readers for this honour. It is of special significance, not just because it’s determined by the opinions of motorists themselves, but because it judges the NX to be the best hybrid car overall, not just within the premium market. It shows that the quality we build into every aspect of the NX – and indeed all our models – is a determining factor in its continued success.”