After unveiling the LF-NX concept crossover at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Lexus introduces a new version at the Tokyo Motor Show this week called the LF-NX Turbo.
Similar in design to the previous concept, the new version’s exterior form is generated by a powerful, diamond-shaped body, flowing from the front grille through the belt line, as well as prominent fenders, wheel arches and tires expressing a muscular stance. The Lexus spindle grill gets a unique smoked chrome trim and mesh pattern, which is increased through the lower bumper area to accentuate the concept’s wide, powerful stance.
Underneath the hood, the LF-NX Turbo concept is equipped with Lexus’ first turbocharged gas engine — a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder unit, which combines the brand’s advanced high tumble port, fan spray fuel injection, D-4S and VVT-iw combustion technologies with a cylinder head-integrated exhaust manifold and a twin scroll turbocharger with an active wastegate valve.
On the inside of the compact SUV, the interior mirrors the exterior styling with bold forms and features. The center console extends the full length of the cabin to bisect the rear seats, while its three-dimensional framework echoes the concept crossover’s spindle grill front design. Carved metal surfacing is also complemented throughout the cabin by Sunrise Yellow and Black leather upholstery with contrast stitching.
What do you think of the concept? Should it go into production?