More Details on the Lexus NX Compact Crossover

Lexus NX Nameplate

An automotive site in Slovakia had an advance look at the upcoming Lexus NX compact crossover last month, and have published the above photo along with a text teaser (please excuse the paraphrased Google-assisted translation):

Despite the fact that the public has not yet officially seen the new Lexus NX, we had the pleasure to see and feel a preproduction prototype at the end of last month.

The car was hidden in a photo studio on the outskirts of Brussels. It’s admittedly much more refined than the concept LF-NX, but is still sufficiently eccentric and different from its competitors.

Embargo on official information takes up to April 11. The automaker will then publish an official press release and photos. Until then, we can confirm that the drive SUV will not have a diesel engine.

The Lexus NX relies on the hybrid powertrain and a petrol powerplant with a two liter supercharged turbo.

Given the LF-NX Turbo concept and the NX 200t trademark, it was expected that the compact crossover would debut the new Lexus 2.0L turbo engine, and this report would apparently confirm that fact.

(If the dates are true, we should know even more detail at the end of this week.)