The styling is less outlandish than these photos suggest
Lexus has shown the updated LF-NX concept at the Tokyo motor show
This latest version of the LF-NX features a new 2.0-litre turbocharged engine
Styling wise, the LF-NX seems mostly unchanged from the original concept
The original LF-NX concept was seen at the Frankfurt motor show
The same cabin from the original concept features
A hybrid version of the concept was first seen at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year. The original design was built to gauge reaction to an avant-garde SUV from Lexus to take on the Range Rover Evoque. The concept was powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine producing 156bhp, plus a small-capacity electric motor.
This new latest version features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the first turbocharged engine fitted in a Lexus. The four-cylinder unit features the exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head which allows Lexus to optimate exhaust gas temperature to deliver improved performance and emissions.
An insider said that the production version of the car will be offered without the option of a hybrid engine. Globally, the booming segment demands a non-hybrid powertrain.
The styling of this turbocharged version of the LF-NX differs slightly from the original hybrid concept, and is less outlandish than our pictures suggest. It has a new front grille treatment, wheelarches finished in high-gloss black and a new lower bumper features a diffuser with a matt chrome finish.
The same cabin from the original also features, but with new red lighting.
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