7. Lexus LF-NX Concept
Are hybrids the new black? It certainly seems so considering how many were unveiled at the Messe this year. Some are more likely for production than others, and the Lexus LF-NX concept is probably at the top of that list.
Serving as a preview for what’s to come with the company’s sub-RX crossover- said to be called the NX -the car uses a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine in a version of the brand’s hybrid powertrain that’s likely been lifted right from the ES300h. That said, look for roughly 200 hp and about 40 mpg when it arrives in production form.
The Japanese luxury brand hasn’t said when the real version might peep its head out from under the covers, but it’s hard to imagine Lexus staying totally silent on further details before year’s end with the Tokyo Motor Show approaching in November.