The first Lexus plug-in hybrid is a super-efficient new NX SUV

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Lexus is launching a new NX, and the second generation of the Japanese off-roader is set to become the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid when it arrives on markets in Europe and elsewhere at the turn of the year. The new NX uses an 18.1 kWh battery to power two electric motors helping the SUV manage up to 76 kilometres without using its 2.5-litre, 185-horsepower combustion engine. While the electric range might barely be enough for a daily commute, the real win is with efficiency, and the engine duo allows consumption (WLTP) to drop to an impressively low 0.9 litres (20 g/km CO2 emissions) per …

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