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2015 Lexus NX partially revealed in magazine before this month's Beijing launch

 2015 Lexus NX partially revealed in magazine before this months Beijing launch
2015 Lexus NX production version

Photo published in L'Automobile Magazine

The 2015 Lexus NX production version has been partially revealed by a French magazine.

Towards the end of January we saw the NX's front fascia and now we take a look at its rear courtesy of a magazine scan sent by a WCF reader. The photo is part of  L'automobile Magazine's May issue showing a considerably toned down yet more attractive styling compared to the LF-NX and LF-NX Turbo concepts.

The concept's cameras were replaced by conventional mirrors and the chromed triangular exhausts were removed to make room for conventional pipes. The taillight design is now less radical but still manages to be quite interesting with its futuristic shape, while the rear bumper looks less busy and more suitable for a production model.

The attached photo shows the NX 300h model which can only mean Lexus plans on offering the crossover with a hybrid powertrain, possibly with a system sourced from the ES 300h encompassing a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Another very probable engine choice will be the company's 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit recently introduced on the LF-NX Turbo concept.

Lexus will showcase the 2015 NX production version on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show in China.

Special thanks go to Florent for sending us the pic!

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Comments (23)

 techie69 techie69
Apparently the naysayers who love the moustache grille of the irrelevant Lincoln or the much improved egg-crate Cadillac won't like that Lexus sales numbers don't seem to be disappearing with the new grille. I myself am routing for Lexus(Toyota) because I understand the extreme measures they take in manufacturing and especially quality control where others dress up in fine aesthetic sheet metal to cover their mechanical mess!
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April 14, 2014 7:44 am
 TRDartz TRDartz
worst looking car ever... come on lexus.. maybe you should learn from Calty Design who designed the FT1...
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April 12, 2014 4:48 pm
 MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Kudos for being bold, but I reckon the design would make the owner too self-aware, and the control centre is so messy.
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April 11, 2014 5:39 am
 PAA PAA
After I dont know how many years I see a Lexus that looks promising. Maybe Toyo is finally listening to all the cries from us below.
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April 11, 2014 12:33 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
I remember when the concept unveiled they said this car will get a new 4 cylinder turbo engine. Anyway, it doesn't look bad, somehow it is nice I like it.
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April 10, 2014 10:23 pm
 Bozzor Bozzor
I really like this design...and a lot of people don't. At the very least, no one is saying it's bland, and that's a good thing. Still, if they ever get the LC-LC into production, I think the only problem will be too many people killing each other in order to get in line just to put the order in on the looks alone...
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April 10, 2014 9:45 pm
 HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
Not as bad as I thought it would be, but still ugly.
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April 10, 2014 11:54 am
 JekDude JekDude
Well it looks a lot better than I thought it would, especially when they mentioned how it would look exactly like the concept. Still not the best looking Lexus though.
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April 10, 2014 11:01 am
 Cale24 Cale24
Nose looks abysmal imo, tail not bad.
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April 10, 2014 10:44 am
 markdark markdark
Design always was and is their weakness but real issue is when u drive it, no emotions, no character no fun. Its too perfect to have soul as Jay Leno said in his latest Toyota video its boring. If you ever driven erupeans and you are not brain dead then u know better. But there are so many boring people that these car match perfectly so go Toyota keep it up!!!
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April 10, 2014 8:41 am
 PONTIAC G8 GXP PONTIAC G8 GXP
From this side it looks better than RX
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April 10, 2014 7:48 am
 Godfather Godfather
The problem with these Japanese cars (apart from Mazda and Nissan) is the unemotional design. It always looks boring and dated before it's even launched. Personally I think they should be buying Italian design houses like the almost bankrupt bertone and leave styling to them
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April 10, 2014 7:41 am