Turbocharged Lexus LF-NX Concept to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show


Lexus LF-NX Turbo Concept

Lexus will be showing a new turbocharged LF-NX concept alongside the production RC coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show:

The Lexus LF-NX concept, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, has been outfitted with a newly-developed 2.0-liter turbo engine for guaranteed power and improved fuel economy.

A lower center of gravity, emphasized by the front under spoiler, gives the turbo model a sportier look. The LF-NX cuts a lean profile, with its compact, sharp body and bold tires conveying SUV-unique power and an exciting drive. Inside, the new remote touch interface with touchpad functionality provides an advanced, user-friendly experience unique to Lexus.

Four photos of the new LF-NX Turbo have been released:

The exterior design changes are minimal, but the powertrain is exciting and should have some wide-ranging applications throughout the lineup.

(Curious that Lexus is choosing to debut a 2.0L turbo in a compact crossover rather than their brand new sports coupe.)

[Source: Lexus USA]

Comments


  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    Lexus opens up a can of whuppass on Planet Earth!
    Production starts next year….
    BD

  • bob.

    whats the point of announcing a new engine in a concept? have they shown photos of the engine? for all we know there is no engine in there.

    I hope they have a range of outputs for the 2.0l like BMW etc have.

  • Rob

    46 mostly negative comments about the RC Coupe, which I add mine to, contrasts with only 2 for the NX. That speaks volumes. I cannot believe how the exciting RC concept can be watered down so much and the NX is so over the top it’s a turn off for the opposite reason. I was really looking forward to the Tokyo launch but won’t be bothering now. Really disappointed as I hoped our next car would be an NX.

  • kr_metal

    New lip does it wonders.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I have no idea what the production model will look like, Rob, but I wouldn’t base any buying decisions on a concept. :-)

  • RAL

    Best iteration of the spindle grill gets even better. We want to get the new NX too, so hope they tone down the production model.

  • F1orce

    3AR-FTE !

  • F1orce

    I though the RC production model looked a lot better than the concept..

  • MT

    Why not make it a 3AR-GTE? Hehe!

  • F1orce

    That would be very nice. But a 3AR-FTE should be good to go.

  • ron p.

    I was hoping to purchase an NX model next summer/fall, but based on it having an optional hybrid, what happen to those earlier prospects……..?