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

2015 Lexus NX production version
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!

Published Apr 10th, 2014 2:30pm By Adrian Padeanu
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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!
Apr 14th, 2014 2:44pm
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Garais877 Garais877
Toyota QC is worst on this planet stop feeding people here with cr.p old mechanic man!!! highest recall rate ever owned by Toyota... thanks god my car never will see you...
Apr 19th, 2014 12:41pm
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techie69 techie69
Apparently you are an outsider looking in the manufacturing world. Most of Toyota's issues are captured by internal systems that have found "possible" defects and corrective actions have taken place. As many reported defects have been done on Ford, once Obama administration is expired, the protectionism will be gone, what will be exposed is Ford's zero awareness or irresponsible business model, however you like to see with those pink glasses. I can't see why Ford gets a pass when the same local suppliers are used! Moreover, if it had found this new vanguard quality, how come Ford never fares well out in the field and ConsumerReports or car repair costs like AutoMD or CarMD have exposed their junk! Here's info for your mental digestion:http://www.businessinsider.com/cars-with-the-lowest-maintenance-costs-2012-12
Apr 19th, 2014 9:27pm
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TRDartz TRDartz
worst looking car ever... come on lexus.. maybe you should learn from Calty Design who designed the FT1...
Apr 12th, 2014 11:48pm
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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.
Apr 11th, 2014 12:39pm
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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.
Apr 11th, 2014 7:33am
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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.
Apr 11th, 2014 5:23am
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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...
Apr 11th, 2014 4:45am
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
Not as bad as I thought it would be, but still ugly.
Apr 10th, 2014 6:54pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
Made me chuckle :))
Apr 10th, 2014 11:35pm
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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.
Apr 10th, 2014 6:01pm
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Cale24 Cale24
Nose looks abysmal imo, tail not bad.
Apr 10th, 2014 5:44pm
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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!!!
Apr 10th, 2014 3:41pm
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You re actually right about what you said.
Apr 11th, 2014 7:29am
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From this side it looks better than RX
Apr 10th, 2014 2:48pm
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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
Apr 10th, 2014 2:41pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
this is actually a good design...i don't see anything date or unemotional on it...
Apr 10th, 2014 3:31pm
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Godfather Godfather
So what do you see so exciting about it? You gotta remember this will be competing with the RR Evoque, Porsche Macan as well as the new Alfa and Jaguar SUVs. True the Germans SUVs (possibly with exception of BMWs) are also quite boring.
Apr 10th, 2014 4:38pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
@ Godfather I cant see what is special in the Macan.. a baby Cayenne which is a ugly SUV (to me at least, that and the Panamera should never exist...)? and the Evoque which is a mini Range Rover? it still a good looking car but there is nothing really special or unique! maybe this is the true new small SUV in the market, since others are only trying to resemble bigger versions...the Germans specially..
Apr 10th, 2014 5:35pm
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jlcii jlcii
@ RaulLeal: how can you call this a true new SUV, when it looks like a baby RX? I'd rather have the baby Range Rover..
Apr 10th, 2014 6:00pm
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Godfather Godfather
Personally I think the pajan as well as the rest of the porsche range is fugly but dynamically it is probably the best. Plus What porsche represents now is nothing special. The RR evoque is like a mini range rover but the range rover copied it rather then the other way round. Plus it's the best off reader in class as well as best looking in class and in my opinion that includes this.
Apr 10th, 2014 6:10pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
the same can be said about most german cars.
Apr 10th, 2014 4:24pm
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
Japanese did make a lot lot legendary and emotional cars but most of them are JDMs, for NSX Type S Zero to Nissan Figaro, from RE Amemiya FD3S to Subaru Impreza type-RA, from Dome Zero to Toyota Century, and don't forget the "Sports kei car ABC (Mazda AZ-1, Honda Beat, Suzuki Cappuccino)". The rest of the world may not know too much about them because they had never gained significant media attention worldwide. Most stories about JDMs that I read are in Japanese and Chinese. Japanese always leave the best for their domestics market, like cars, cosmetics, heavy industry, etc.
Apr 12th, 2014 10:21am
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