A while back at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus showcased its radically styled crossover concept, the LF-NX. The automaker promoted the car as a mid-sized urban centric hybrid crossover ready to take on the young generation of buyers. Shortly after the unveiling there was a huge wave of criticism on the car’s design as the styling was something that we had never seen before.
Now at the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus is going to present the car in a new version. We do not want to mislead here, but the new version does not mean a restyled LF-NX concept. In fact the styling will remain the same but the powertrain will be replaced with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Alongside the new engine there are a handful bodily changes too – for instance, compared to the model showcased at Frankfurt, the new turbo model will have a lower center of gravity, a quality emphasized by a front spoiler that gives the car a sportier appearance and more. The overall profile of the car is lean and the shape looks compact with sharp body lines and large tires that enhance the appeal of the vehicle.
On the inside the car comes with all that you expect from a Lexus. It is loaded with user-friendly advanced technologies with a Remote Touch Interface controller with a new touchpad function. Proportion wise, the LF-NX is 4,640mm long, 1,870mm wide and 1,620mm high, with a 2,700mm wheelbase. From 20 November to 1 December, the car will be on display along with a range of environmentally efficient Lexus models that combine distinctive design, cutting edge features and engaging driving quality.
Lexus will host a press conference at Tokyo motor show at 8:45am local time (00:45am GMT) on 20 November. The event will also be broadcast in a live webstrream at www.lexus-global.com.