LF-NX concept car has been shown at the Tokyo motor show. Lexus says the car points to the introduction of a turbocharged engines in future models.
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.
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.
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
The same cabin from the original also features, but with new red lighting.
Thanks to: Autocar