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Exhaust Pipes: Ugly vs. Beautiful

If you have been paying attention to the exhaust pipes underneath each car, you may find that some of them are very visible and looks like they are just hanging loosely. For example take a look at the below photo of the 2015 Lexus NX300h, you can clearly see how the single pipe is located in the underbody, going through the rear suspension arms and finally reach the exhaust tips.


On the other hand, some cars conceal the pipes gracefully as you can barely see them even you kneel down to take a close look (you can only see the exhaust tips under the rear bumper). A typical example is the 2015 Audi Q3 as shown below.


So here comes the real question: for cars that have t...

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2015 Lexus NX US Pricing Released

Today Lexus released the pricing for its all-new NX CUV. Below are the details:

NX 200t FWD: $35,405
NX 200t AWD: $36,805

NX 300h FWD: $40,645
NX 300h AWD: $42,235

Standard features: backup camera, power adjustable seats, NuLuxe upholstery, 17-in wheels.


Premium package ($2,670 – NX 200t; $2,890 – NX 300h): memory driver seat, heated and ventilated seats, moonroof, upgraded lightings, 18-inch wheels

Luxury package ($4,505 – NX 200t; $4,885 – NX 300h): all options in the premium package, plus: heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, power liftgate, leather interior, wood trim

Individual options: navigation, blind-spot monitor, pre-collision system

On sale date: Nov...

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2015 Lexus NX Production Started

Yesterday (Aug. 8), the Lexus NX SUV started its production at Toyota’s Kyushu plants.

The Miyata Plant, is responsible for assembling of the NX; while the Kanda Plant is building the NX200t’s 8AR-FTS turbo engine. The NX200t is the first Lexus vehicle to receive a turbocharged engine.

The first production NX is a red NX200t FSport. This is the first production NX200t rolling off the assembling line.


And this is how the NX200t’s 8AR-FTS turbo engine is build in the Kanda Plant.



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2015 Lexus NX300h UK Pricing Released

On last Friday, Lexus UK released the upcoming NX300h’s pricing.

The price range starts at the base NX300h FWD for GBP 29,495, and reach the top model (NX300h Premier AWD) at GBP 42,995. For comparison, the Audi Q5 base price starts from GBP 30,435 (Q5 SE 2.0 TFSI with 6-speed manual transmission) in UK.


Below are detailed pricing for each trim.

NX300h S: GBP 29,495
NX300h SE: GBP 31,495
NX300h Luxury: GBP 34,495
NX300h FSport: GBP 36,995
NX300h Premier: GBP 42,995

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Lexus NX detailed specifications available

Data comes from the  Beijing auto show.

Some feature highlights:

– high rigidity body construction, laser-screw welding and body adhesive techniques are used;
– FSport model has special suspension configurations;
– LED lighting;
– Mobile device wireless charging tray;
– G sensor and boost meter display available

Generic specifications:

Wheelbase: 104.7
Length: 182.3 in
Width: 72.6 in
Height: 64.8
Front track: 62.2 (225/65R17 tire); 61.8 (235/60R18 tire)
Rear track: 62.2 (225/65R17 tire); 61.8 (235/60R18 tire)
6-speed automatic transmission

Lexus NX200t Engine: 235hp, 258 lb-ft torque@4,000 RPM
Lexus NX300h Engine: total system ouput 194hp

The 2...

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