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Production Lexus NX Crossover Teased Ahead of Beijing

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/4/2014 Alex Nishimoto

The Lexus LF-NX concept polarized audiences when it debuted in Frankfurt last year, and now Lexus is readying the production crossover for its unveiling in Beijing on April 20. Based on a shadowy teaser image Lexus has distributed, it appears many of the concept's design cues will transfer to the production NX.

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The NX wears Lexus' new familial face, which includes the wide-mouthed spindle grille and Nike Swoosh-shaped LED daytime running lights. A shadow prevents us from seeing whether the production NX retains the large vent ahead of the front fender, but it appears the sides have been toned down from the concept's aggressive box-fendered look. We can't see any of the crossover's rear details, so we'll have to wait for more teaser shots to find out whether the LF-NX concept's angular, vent-laden rump carries over.

Lexus doesn't give any hints as to what will power the NX, only saying that the compact crossover will "make use of advanced technologies [and] set new standards for other future Lexus models." When Lexus showed the concept a second time in Tokyo, it sported a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 engine.

You can bet this won't be the last we'll see of the Lexus NX before it takes the stage in Beijing, so stay tuned.

LF-NX concept pictured below.

Source: Lexus

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