The Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) on F-Sport models has been upgraded to the latest iteration, as debuted on the LC coupe.
The company says that traditional spring and damper (on E and EX) and AVS systems are designed and calibrated to maximise dynamic performance and cabin space, including separate spring and damper units at the rear, for a lower centre of gravity and minimal intrusion into the rear cargo area. Rear stabiliser bar stiffness has been increased by 22% and 19% on hybrid and 300 models respectively to suppress roll angle and optimise vehicle turning posture.
In terms of function, the Drive Mode Select feature on F-Sport models comprise Eco, Normal, Sport, Sport+ and newly-added Custom modes. Sport+ interfaces with the AVS to increase damping and allow for more dynamic handling. The custom mode allows drivers to personalise the powertrain, electric power steering, AVS and air-conditioning settings.
Finally there are specification changes for the range, which begins with that NX 300E at R599,900 topping out with the F-Sport 300 at R789,700. The entry-level 300E models get rain-sensing wipers, auto-levelling headlamps (halogen with LED daytime running lights) and a reverse camera (displayed in the infotainment system).
The mid-grade EX variants are outfitted with roof rails, while the range-topping F-Sport inherits dynamic headlamp levelling, chrome steering switch accents and aluminium detailing on the instrument cluster.