After months of waiting and a recent teaser image, the 2015 Lexus NX crossover has officially been revealed prior to the Beijing Motor Show 2014 starting on April 20th. Leading up to the release, we had a fairly good idea of how the car would look and these images show that it has maintained many of the aggressive lines first featured on the original Lexus LF-NX concept revealed last year.
As it stands, Lexus has confirmed that three different powertrains will be available. Most important is the brand new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the Lexus NX 200t and NX 200t F Sport as these models are the first turbocharged Lexus cars ever! The Lexus NX will be positioned below the RX and on top of the turbocharged engine, a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be available alongside a hybrid powertrain utilised by the NX 300h. In total, six different hybrid variants will be made available.
Lexus hasn’t revealed any technical specifications about either of the powertrains thus far but has confirmed that the NX will be available both in front and all-wheel drive configurations.
Returning to the design, it is clear that the Lexus NX features a host of very sharp lines unlike its competitors the BMW X1 and particularly, the curvy Mercedes-Benz GLA. Up front you’ll find Lexus’ trademark spindle grille along with twin headlight and daytime running light design as the latest generation Lexus IS and Lexus RC Coupe. This particular car is rolling on the optional 18-inch wheels with the car coming standard with 17-inch wheels.
Inside, the cabin is just as futuristic looking as the exterior with a selection of aggressive lines, a prominent centre console and a flip-up LCD screen.
Stay tuned to GTspirit in the coming weeks for more from the Beijing Motor Show 2014!