Published on June 3rd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
2nd Generation Lexus NX Teased, Will Debut This Month
The next generation Lexus NX has been officially teased and given a reveal date.
When it comes to premium compact SUVs, the Lexus NX has always held its own against more established rivals from Germany, Sweden and even from Japan itself. However, the original NX is now getting quite long in the tooth. It was first launched back in 2015. After 6 years of service, it’s time for a follow up, and that’s apparently what we’re going to see very soon.
On the Lexus press site and social media platforms, a teaser image today was shown of the NX’s rear light bar, raked rear glass, black spoiler and emergency brake light, as well as Lexus script in a new font.
The only real detail that was share was the global unveiling date, 11th June 2021 at 11pm EDT. This translates to 11am, 12th June 2021 for us Malaysians. So, stay tuned for that reveal in just a week from now. If you’d like to watch it live for yourself, they also shared a link to a website where this will happen: https://www.lexus.com/nextNX/
2nd Gen Lexus NX Rumours
This upcoming Lexus NX has long been in the rumour mill. There was even a huge OFFICIAL video presentation that was leaked. The video itself has been taken down. However, there are screenshots of it, if you’d like to ruin the surprise of for yourself. We won’t link it here, but it seems the leak was accurate. Just look at this cropped screenshot of the rear end from the leaked video and how it works perfectly with the teased image above.
The most glaring difference is in the badging. The leaked image shows a more traditional Lexus badge placement in the centre below the light bar. In the official teaser image, it’s Lexus script that’s emblazoned across the tailgate, below the light bar. This is quite a departure from traditional Lexus design language, but it’s a welcome change, I think.
In terms of powertrain choices, it might be safe to assume the base model will come with a Dynamic Force 2.0L naturally aspirated engine. Whether Lexus pairs this with the 8-speed automatic like they did on the ES or with the Direct Shift CVT like they did on the UX remains to be seen.
For more solid information, check back in in one week.