It is no secret that the company Lexus has plans to launch the production of a compact crossover, which is in the line of products will take place on the stage below the model RX. Previously, it was suggested that the new product can get the name of Lexus NX, and it will form the basis of the platform of the SUV Toyota RAV4.
And now, on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013, the network appeared photos of conceptual crossover Lexus LF-NX, which is the harbinger of the future model. However, as the production version of the car will look like the prototype shown on it is too early to judge.
Design Lexus LF-NX Concept is executed in the current corporate identity of a company called L-finesse.But appearances SUV turned out much more aggressive compared to the already produced now models.
In addition to the sharp edges in exterior design concept, narrow lighting and grille in the shape of an hourglass, the crossover is allocated as big wheels and massive sidewalls with muscular wings.
According to the company, they decided to test public reaction to the design of the Lexus LF-NX, and if it is positive, then a couple of years on the road we will see similar to the concept car. By the way, the sedan Lexus IS 3 about what happened. In addition, the incredibly stylish Range Rover Evoque uses the world’s great demand, and the future NX just aiming his competitors.
With regard to technology, the movement of the front-wheel Lexus LF-NX Concept brings hybrid propulsion system from the sedan 300h ES, which consists of a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle, motor and automatic transmission. But serial Lexus NX promises to equip, including, and all-wheel drive.
Lexus LF-NX Turbo.
To home in Tokyo Motor Show 2013 the Japanese manufacturer has prepared a new modification of the concept Lexus LF-NX, which poluchl prefix to the name of Turbo. Its key difference from the prototype shown in Frankfurt became another power plant.
The movement of Lexus LF-NX Turbo leads the 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol turbo engine instead of the hybrid setup earlier. However, while the company did not disclose the technical details of the internal combustion engine.
In addition, a turbocharged version of the concept Lexus LF-HX has got a front splitter, which made the car looks more aggressive, and redesigned alloy wheels. Inside, the model has been upgraded multimedia system, which is equipped with a touchscreen and touchpad on the new coupe Lexus RC.
Later it became known that the production version of the SUV will show the Japanese already in the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, but during the exhibition by a representative of the company named another date – production-ready Lexus NX show April 20 at the Beijing Auto Show.