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Published on June 5th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Next Generation Lexus NX Spyshots Here

This is what the second generation NX will look like on the interior and exterior.

Lexus has recently officially announced the imminent arrival of its second generation NX crossover. Set to arrive on the 12th of June, the first generation Lexus NX was a best seller around the world. It arrived in Malaysia in January 2015 just months after its global unveiling. 

When Lexus Malaysia unveiled its selling price of RM299k to RM385k there was some hesitation from Malaysian buyers as it price was higher than the immediate competitors. At the time the BMW X3 was selling from RM296k to RM316k and the Mercedes GLA was selling from RM238k. 

However, after a year in the market, its demand surged forward as buyers realised its high quality cabin and turbocharged engine was class best plus the all important Lexus high standard of reliability. 

Now, earlier this year in April, Lexus Malaysia sold out all their stock of the first generation face-lifted NX and now the wait is for this all new second generation model which is rumoured to be even more luxurious and higher in quality. 

A departure from the oval L emblem that has been on the rump of all cars made by the Japanese premium automaker, this is most likely a design detail that will be emulated by its future model line-up. 

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As for how the rest of the car would look, an inadvertent leak by Lexus themselves this past February which saw a promotional video of the new NX uploaded to YouTube shows that the exterior aesthetics will only be a slight evolution to its outgoing predecessor. What has been majorly revised with this second gen crossover however will be its interior, which has ditched its dinky touchpad-controlled screen for a much larger touchscreen that is slightly angled towards the driver. 

Now moving onto trim choices and powertrain specs, details regarding these departments are still vague at the moment. Though it is reasonably expected that there will be an NX250 powered by a 2.5-litre four-pot, an NX350 that features under the hood a 3.5-litre V6, as well as an NX350h which may borrow the RAV4 Prime’s 302 hp PHEV powertrain. 

Further details regarding the successor to what is Lexus’ second best selling model in 2020 will be available come launch day in 5 days time (at time of writing). To those interested in watching the launch live for themselves, the link the scheduled livestream is available here

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