Lexus LF-NX Turbo Revealed at 2013 Tokyo Show

Lexus LF-NX Turbo Concept 7 photos
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After we saw the all new Lexus LF-NX Concept earlier this year, the automaker hit us with its next version, fitted with a newly-developed turbocharged engine.
The beautifully industrial-shaped LF-NX was first fitted with a hybrid powertrain. But as Lexus is in its full brand expansion, wanting to provide customers more dynamic fun-to-drive vehicles, the LF-NX now houses a turbocharged gasoline engine under its hood.

“Representing a new lineup with an unprecedented innovative design, this next-generation compact SUV conceptof which we’ve already shown a hybridis fitted with the first turbo engine on a Lexus vehicle. Lexus proudly presents the LF-NX!” said Lexus International President Kiyotaka Ise.

The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit features Lexus’s advanced high-tumble port, fan spray fuel injection, D-4S and VVT-i combustion technologies. Its design sees the exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head, and it is fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger with an active wastegate valve. This way the unit is engineered for fast throttle response while offering an excellent fuel economy.

Design wise, the turbo version is almost the same as the hybrid LF-NX, only coming with some minor details to differentiate them. At the front, it has smoked chrome trim and a narrow, black mesh lower air intake above a matt chrome chin spoiler.

At the rear, a new lower bumper design is underscored by a full-width aerodynamic diffuser with a matt chrome finish, flanked by highly sculpted exhausts, while the wheel arches and lower rocker panel have a high-gloss black paint finish.

Check the new LF-NX Turbo in the video and photos bellow.

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