Thursday, 13 March 2014
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Lexus has announced plans to introduce the 2015 NX crossover at the Beijing Auto Show on April 20th.
Previewed by the LF-NX concept, the 2015 NX will slot below the RX and become "Lexus’ first entry into the growing segment of premium compact crossovers."
Additional information is limited but Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz apparently showed an undisguised picture of the model during a presentation earlier this year. The image revealed the crossover had an IS-inspired front fascia with a prominent spindle grille and familiar LED daytime running lights that sit below the headlights.
Lexus has been coy on power-train details but the model is expected to offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an all-wheel drive system
t has a twin-scroll turbocharger and a cylinder head-integrated exhaust manifold which enables the engine to be clean and frugal, while at the same time bringing a "high level of performance." Output of the engine has not been specified by Lexus says their new motor brings a fast throttle response and "exhilarating performance while demonstrating outstanding fuel efficiency."
Design-wise the Lexus LF-NX Turbo concept has received a smoked chrome trim for the corporate spindle grille and its base now has a narrow, black mesh air intake sitting above a matt chrome-finished chin spoiler. In addition, the vertical front air intakes now have a high-gloss black trim with a black mesh duct finish.
The back of the car shows a new lower bumper design with a full-width diffuser dressed in matt chrome. It also has dual chrome exhausts and new 20-inch alloys wrapped around in 255/45 ZR20 tires. Changes in the cabin are limited to the red illumination for the instruments, switchgear, door panels and roof.
The NX crossover is expected to be previewed by a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year. The production model will likely follow sometime next year as a 2015 model.
Source: Al Ain Japan