New Information on the Lexus NX Compact Crossover

Lexus NX Rendering from Auto Express

Auto Express has some new information on the Lexus NX, including the new rendering seen above:

Lexus has revealed that its new NX crossover will arrive in the UK in October, and prices are expected to start at around £30,000 – putting it in close contention with its Audi Q5 and BMW X3 rivals.

A sporty front-wheel-drive NX200t F Sport is likely to join the range later. This will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is a replacement for Lexus’ ageing 205bhp 2.5-litre V6, and will be used in the IS line-up, too.
It produces around 240bhp, and promises a significant improvement in emissions and fuel efficiency as well.

The concrete launch date and pricing speculation straight from Lexus adds some weight to this information, and the rendering manages to capture the spirit of the previously leaked production NX image, although it lacks some sharpness in the front end.

(With the NX & RC on the way, it looks like there will be two all-new models in 2014 — the last time that happened? 1989, when Lexus launched with the LS & ES.)

[Source: Auto Express]