Production Lexus NX Compact Crossover to Debut at Beijing Motor Show


Lexus NX Teaser

During a press conference today in Geneva, new Lexus Europe general manager Alain Uyttenhoven announced the NX production compact crossover will debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April:

The LF-NX Concept, presented last year in Frankfurt, showed the Lexus design direction for a mid-size crossover, positioned below our RX.

Today I can confirm that Lexus will reveal this unique crossover in less than 50 days. The world premiere will take place on April 20, at the Beijing Motor Show. The new car will be called the Lexus NX.

A teaser image was also released (click for a slightly larger version):

Lexus NX Teaser

The grille and headlights would seem to match up with the NX image leaked last month, though this new image is clearly an F SPORT version of the compact crossover.

The Lexus NX world premiere will take place on April 20 during the Lexus press conference at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

UPDATE: The image above is the Lexus LF-NX concept, and not a teaser of the production NX.

[Source: Lexus Europe]

Comments


  • Ayo DocMkize

    Nice one Lexus keep them coming new model after new model keeps us excited about the brand’s Range expansion program.

  • OlFius

    This was the big auto show which I was looking for. so it’s Beijing !
    Looking at the teaser:
    same lights as for the concept (WOW),
    no LED daylights to see ? (strange)
    and it’s a hybrid (sorry USA :-)).

  • Lexus Cohen

    Gonna be a sweet car!

  • DillonD

    Maybe they turned them off for the teaser or the FSport doesnt have them (Swoosh LED) because the leaked image at that conference definitely had them.

  • is220d

    I think it’s just a photoshopped image of this:http://lexusenthusiast.com/images/weblog/13-09-04-lexus-lf-nx-front-thumb.jpg
    Looks like idetical…

  • OlFius

    Don’t you have copy of that other leaked image ?
    I am curious about the lights, what are they going to use ? If they are the same as for the concept, it would be something special !

  • Joshd

    No love for the NY Auto Show :(

  • DillonD

    This one?
    I think the teaser is either A) an FSport/Turbo (FSport) or B) The LF-NX concept with the swoosh LEDs turned off. If you look closely at the logo, you can see the blue dots like the logo on the LF-NX. Usually, hybrid logos for Lexus are just a blue inline. But you never know with Lexus; this may be their new hybrid logo!

  • ydooby

    Don’t the daylights only turn on when the main low beams are turned off?

  • Jon

    The Turbo and Hybrid will be in the USA why Sorry?

  • darkride

    No, all of the Lexus’ so far have the LED strip remain on with the lowbeams are turned on. However they do dim as to not be as bright.

    I suspect they took them out of the teaser. The lights in this teaser look like the same as the RC but in a more linear fashion.

  • corradoMR2

    Sadly, I think you’re right :( Look at the two when they’re aligned and brigthened, the details match perfectly. Why would Lexus do this to us???

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    Love the teaser photo!
    A can of whuppass, with some Sweet and Sour Chicken, please!
    BD

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    Good point. That is messed up.
    Why not release it in New York?
    The U.S. will be the majority of it’s sales.
    BD

  • Ayo DocMkize

    Although that is true but remember Lexus is becoming more of a Global Brand so different model might not always debut in the U.S.

  • Richmond

    On the other hand, chances are they really retained the key design feature from the concept..

  • tinhinnh

    That’s definitely not production headlights regardless F sport or not.

  • Karl Heinz

    I’ve been looking forward to this premier for a long time, but why on earth would Lexus choose Hitler’s birthday (April 20th) to release the NX?