In 2015 Lexus decided to reinforce its commitment to SUVs with a new model that would be located below the RX to conquer an audience looking for an SUV with a smaller size than this. The formula worked like a charm since during these six years of commercialization the Lexus NX has reaped very positive results, so much so that the Japanese firm is already preparing a worthy substitute.
Testing in the United States
We have the best proof with the images that our agents have just sent us, posted on the roads of the state of Colorado, United States, where two specimens with extensive camouflage have been hunted for the first time. This shows that the development tests of the second generation of the Lexus NX have already begun and will continue throughout this year until the Japanese entity decides to publicly present its new product, something that may happen later this year.
Everything indicates that the new delivery of the Japanese SUV will use both the technology and many mechanical components of the Toyota RAV4, including its TNGA-K platform, although suitably revised for the occasion. In the mechanical section, there will also be similarities between both SUVs since the plug-in hybrid powertrain that uses the Prime version will position itself as one of the performances of the range, offering a range of use in an electric model that will exceed 50 kilometers.
Lexus NX 2022 With new engines?
Along with this alternative of 306 horsepower and four-wheel drive, there will be other lesser non-plug- hybrid mechanics. The next-generation NX could also add a few more cylinders and other powertrains under its hood. In this regard, our spies inform us that Lexus has registered the designations “NX 250” and “NX 350” so that the Asian SUV could have a four-cylinder block similar to that used by the current RAV4, without a turbocharger, together with the 3.5-liter V6 that powers the Toyota Camry.
The 2020 Lexus NX should have exclusive styling and possibly a 14-inch touchscreen multimedia system. It is likely to be manufactured at the Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, assembly plant, which also makes the RAV4.