Lexus has officially revealed the 2015 NX crossover, following yesterday’s partial leak.
While the concept avatar sported a rather controversial design, the production version that will end up in showrooms looks more refined and evolved yet manages to be less conservative than segment competitors. Up front, the crossover sports a large corporate spindle grille flanked by slender headlights and LED daytime running lights.
The car receives flared wheel arches hosting 17-inch alloy wheels on the standard model and larger 18-inch rims in the F SPORT derivative. At the rear, the car gets L-shaped combination lamps equipped with LED technology along with a pair of chromed exhaust pipes. Also, the sloping roofline and an overall angular design is similar to other recent models from the Lexus stable.
On the interiors, Lexus has used a combination between soft materials and hard metallic surfaces along with implementing wireless charging capabilities and a head-up display. There’s also an information screen incorporating a G-force sensor and an updated Lexus Remote Touch Interface equipped with a touchpad.
Powering the crossover will be a naturally-aspirated engine in the base NX 200, followed by a new 2.0-liter turbo in the NX 200t and a hybrid variant in the NX 300h. These engines will be coupled to either a standard front-wheel drive setup or an optional AWD arrangement.
The 2015 Lexus NX production version will be introduced on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show.