Lexus Trademarks NX 200t & NX 300h for Upcoming Compact Crossover

Lexus Compact Crossover Rending

Big news today — Lexus has trademarked NX 200t & NX 300h in the USA, Canada, and Australia, giving the very first details about the much-rumored Lexus compact crossover.

Following the X SUV naming convention established with RX, GX, & LX, the NX trademark filing also offer some clue to what will be under the hood:

If this NX does end up using the 2.0L turbo engine, this trademark also provides a potential timeline — according to the announcement last month, this engine won’t be put into production until 2014.

(There is one part of the name that I can’t figure out — what does the N stand for?)

[Source: My.IS via Kaizen Factor] (Thanks Matt!)