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Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus are starting to roll out an all-new infotainment system with large touchscreens, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, and more, and I recently had a chance to go hands-on with one of the first vehicles to get the new system, the 2022 Lexus NX.

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My test vehicle was an NX 450h+ AWD plug-in hybrid priced at nearly $60,000 that comes with a spacious 14-inch main infotainment display. Lower trims of the NX come with a standard 9.8-inch display that can be upgraded to the 14-inch one.

Lexus Interface

The infotainment system is similar on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, and it's known as Lexus Interface on the luxury brand. The system delivers a modern, clean look that's heavy on light gray backgrounds during the day and dark gray at night.

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For the NX, Lexus has opted to go for a very streamlined look for the dashboard that incorporates most of the climate controls into the main infotainment screen. On some other vehicles such as the 2022 Toyota Tundra with essentially the same system, climate controls remain primarily hard buttons below the infotainment screen, so Toyota is being somewhat flexible depending on what it believes the target market for each vehicle will prefer.
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Article Link: Review: 2022 Lexus NX Brings an All-New Infotainment Experience With Wireless CarPlay and Built-In Apple Music
 
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Macalway

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This option will cost you 5k extra for this car (or base versions/any version/any make/any car ...version)

That is if you are lucky enough to pay 5k over mrsp.
 
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RFolk

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IMHO : I find the console to have a bad design style. The screen is mounted in some weird shape shiny dust collector plastic. It almost feels like they have too many design options and they couldn't decide which one is better and so they put them all .. in one place.

note to the reviewer : most of the pictures as closed detailed shots . People want to have perspective so that they can understand how design ideas collide with each other , is it fluent ? for instance, how is the steering wheel positioned in respect with the infotainment , what is passenger view with the rest of the dashboard ? Even if it's just a "screen" review, you should have captured all the other aspects.
 

mansplains

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I wish it weren't as janky to have third party consoles. Most auto manufacturers' interfaces I've worked with are horrendous, wish for some standard with an open bay so you can swap console by someone who knows how to develop software... Or even use a console with cassette input. But with more cars turning into computers, seems a pipe dream.
 
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