The reason car companies produced concept cars is twofold. Firstly an eye-catching machine will likely end up on the covers of magazines and in doing so bag some publicity for the company. However, the key reason for the majority of concept cars existence is to see how well the public receive the design of an up and coming model. Lexus are glad they did that last year as the LF-NX concept caused a lot of controversy. Thankfully the Lexus NF production car took onboard the criticisms.
Still retaining an edgy look, the Lexus NX is much more pleasing to the eye than its concept car. Looking to take on Range Rover’s Evoque in the booming compact SUV market, this car has strong competition. Bold design features and the new Lexus “hour glass” grill set the tone. Its cascading features set it apart from other rivals clearly proving that this product is a statement of intent. The interior should feel familiar to anyone who had been inside a modern Lexus, but the bold centre console sets it apart. The NX is also being offered in F-Sport trim. Engines consist of a NX300 hybrid, a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol and a naturally aspirated 2.0 litre petrol. Front or all wheel drive can be chosen.