Lexus has just unveiled its LF-NX Turbo concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, previewing the automaker’s first turbocharged engine.
Sporting a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood, the aggressively-styled LF-NX Turbo is a follow up to the brand’s LF-NX HV that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year. The turbocharged powerplant also sports an advanced high tumble port, fan spray fuel injection, D-4S and VVT-iw combustion technologies. And just like how Lexus didn’t bother announcing fuel numbers on its LF-NX HV, the automaker also declined to release official specs on the turbocharged powerplant.
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In terms of design, the LF-NX Turbo is similar to the LF-NX HV from Frankfurt, boasting a perhaps “too wild” of a design. The front of the concept is dominated by a strong interpretation of the Lexus spindle grille, in case you couldn’t notice it. The front lighting features a trio of diamond-shaped LED headlights with independent Daytime Running Lights. The LF-NX Turbo rolls on a staggered set of 20-inch wheels, giving it a wide and confident stance.
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Inside, the Japanese automaker outfitted the concept with a driver-focused cockpit while introducing a new Remote Touch Interface (RTI) with touch tracer display and touch pad control.
The LF-NX is expected to go into production shortly as the NX, slotting into the brand’s lineup just below the popular RX model.
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