Lexus NX Crossover Leaked Ahead of Beijing Debut

Lexus NX Crossover Leaked Ahead of Beijing Debut

A new leaked image from Automobile Magazine is showing more of the upcoming Lexus NX than ever before.

The new image shows its rear three-quarter angle ahead of the planned Beijing Auto Show debut later this month. In the leaked magazine image, a badge that reads NX 300h is clearly visible, revealing that the vehicle will, in fact, be sold with a hybrid powertrain.

Previous reports suggested that would be the case along with a smaller 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder to be offered as well. The two powertrain options would mirror the concept versions Lexus debuted over the past year. In hybrid form, the powertrain made 220 hp.

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Lexus didn’t say anything about how much the 2.0-liter turbo made when it unveiled the concept in Tokyo, but it does have a twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve timing and a cylinder head integrated exhuast manifold.

The turbocharged unit will be a first for Lexus and will likely serve as a replacement to its aging 2.5-liter V6. Expect the new small crossover to start arriving in U.S. showrooms sometime during the summer.

Perhaps most notably, the car looks very much like its concept preview. A teaser image from the company already confirmed that the car would come with a signature Lexus spindle grille and today’s leak all but gives a full picture of what to expect.

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