The Next-gen Lexus NX Begins Road Tests
It could be powered by either a 2.5L four-cylinder or a 3.5L V6 engine
We're getting ever closer to getting the next-generation Lexus NX SUV. While we're still waiting for its official release, here are some spy shots we got along with some info about the car.
This next-generation Lexus NX is supposed to come out sometime later this year. The first generation NX has been in production since 2015, a whopping six years ago. So far we've learned that this next-generation NX will ride on an updated TNGA-K architecture, the same as the RAV4.
The luxury will stay the same, as is a staple for Lexus's line of cars. In line with the popularity of electric vehicles, the NX is expected to also feature a plug-in hybrid drivetrain alongside the standard gasoline one.
As for engine power, we've seen a few trademark applications from Lexus mention the "NX 250" and "NX 350" names. These trademarked names likely point to the NX being powered by the current-gen RAV4's 2.5L four-cylinder engine and the Camry's 3.5L V6 engine. The North American models will likely be made at the Cambridge, Ontario plant where the RAV4 is also built.
We can't see many details from the pictures, thanks to the camo wrap, but at least we see that the huge Lexus grille is still present. It certainly is a Lexus.
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