Lexus NX 200t and NX 300h Trademarked

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

Toyota has recently filed for a trademark on the nameplates NX 200t, and NX 300h, which further suggests that the Lexus is working on a small crossover to fit in below the RX.

The NX 200t name suggests a vehicle with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and a NX 300h would use the same hybrid powertrain as the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Avalon Hybrid and Lexus ES 300h.

The NX name points to a smaller crossover, one that is speculated to be based on the Toyota RAV4. The NX trademark clears up a rumor that the sub-RX crossover would be called the CX. However, Lexus trademarked a TX name a few years ago, that hasn’t been seen in any cars yet.

The Lexus RX is a best seller in its segment, mainly because it’s much larger in size, packing in more features and comfort than its competition.

This new small Lexus crossover would compete directly with the BMW X1, MINI Countryman, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA, the upcoming Audi Q3 and the Buick Encore. It could very well follow the RX’s steps in offering a similar vehicle for lesser money.

[Source: Kaizen Factor]

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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