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Lexus LF-NX concept revealed, previews ‘NX’ compact SUV

September 4, 2013

Looking a little bit like something out of a Transformers film, Lexus has revealed its new LF-NX SUV before its Frankfurt Motor Show debut next week. The concept previews a new compact SUV which has been known to be in the pipeline.

Lexus LF-NX

The upcoming SUV, which will eventually rival the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, has been rumoured to be named the Lexus ‘NX’. With the concept featuring an ‘LF-NX’ badge, it seems like a likely avenue.

As for the design, it’s certainly a sharp-looking piece of gear, with muscly wheel arches front and rear, a diamond-shaped belt line, and a coupe-like cabin glasshouse.

Lexus LF-NX-rear

The design also incorporates Lexus’s distinctive spindle grille layout in the front end with LED daytime running lights, while at the back there’s a set of stylised light clusters that are projected downwards for an aggressive look.

Specifications on the LF-NX are being withheld until the full unveiling, however, the company says it will feature a powerful hybrid powertrain. There’s also been reports of a new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder on the way, which could potentially debut with this concept.

All will be revealed on September 10. Stay tuned for more details.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.