Lexus LF-NX Concept: is a Production Version Around the Corner?

Although the stage was stolen by its RC F Coupe brother, Lexus’s crossover might be its most important production-ready concept.

Giving BMW good reason for concern, Lexus unveiled its breathtakingRC F coupe in Detroit this week. But one of its most important models mightactually be the LF-NX Concept, a stunning crossover which we originally coveredin Frankfurt last year. With its hardcore design, the Detroit concept is aprecursor to a Geneva show reveal, which should bring this Audi Q5, and BMW X3fighter even closer to dealerships.

In the steaming crossover category, with domestic andforeign manufacturers fighting for every crumb of the pie, the LX-NF could beone Lexus’s most crucial models in upcoming years. The Japanese’s psycho designshould make the competition - even out-there contenders like the Range Rover Evoque -blush in comparison. Fitted with the company’s new 2.0 liter turbocharged4-cylinder engine, this should be a speedy little SUV, delivering sportycar-like performance. Whether you love the design or hate it, expect this to bea category game-changer. Stay tuned for more details before the Geneva reveal.

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