Toyota won't be the only one launching an all-new model next week. Following the launch of the next-generation Land Cruiser on June 9, Toyota luxury division Lexus will reveal an all-new vehicle as well.
On June 12, 2021, Lexus will be unveiling the next-generation NX. To show just how serious they are, Lexus has released a teaser image of the all-new crossover.
The photo shows the NX's new rear end featuring a new LED light bar that spans the width of the tailgate. There's also new the Lexus name badge which supplants the Lexus logo which appears to be missing. Apart from those details, Lexus has yet to reveal any more images or details about the all-new NX.
Earlier this year, however, a leaked video already gave us an idea of what the new Lexus NX will look like. Despite the video already being taken down, we managed to get some screenshots of the new crossover. If the video stills are to be believed, the next-generation NX will have an evolutionary redesign, rather than a revolutionary one.
It gets slimmer LED headlights, a revised spindle grille at the front, a more aggressive-looking front bumper, as well as stylish new alloy wheels. As for the rear, it features the LED lightbar seen in the teaser, giving the crossover a sleeker appearance than before. There's also a new sportier rear bumper. Interestingly, the leaked video shows the Lexus logo instead of a "LEXUS" lettering spaced out.
We also managed to get a look at the car's redesigned interior. If the exterior gets some subtle changes, the interior gets a dramatic new look. There's a new massive touchscreen infotainment system and a revised instrument panel. Keen-eyed readers might have also noticed that the center touchpad has been dropped.
There's no word yet as to what engine will power the all-new NX but we expect the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as well as the 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain, depending on the variant. However, there are rumors going around that a new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine will power the new crossover.
It's apparently different from the hybrid powertrain altogether and will reportedly put out 300 PS, 65 PS more than the current 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. Other than that, the old six-speed automatic will reportedly be replaced by a newer eight-speed automatic unit. The e-CVT, meanwhile, will most likely continue to be used on the hybrid versions of the crossover.
With the new NX arriving next week, the question now is when will we see it at the Lexus Manila showroom?