Lexus has released the first pictures of the new NX in its finalised production form, ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show.
Fitting into the range below the existing Lexus RX, the new NX will make use of a new, aggressive design language, as previewed by the LF-NX concept.
The NX features boldly flared wheel-arches, sharp creases, and a particularly aggressive form of the brand’s ‘spindle grille’.
The company says they are especially proud of the design of the door mirrors and the door handles, which incorporate a concealed key barrel and integrated lighting.
LED lighting features both at the front, with LED headlights and running lights, and at the rear.
The interior styling complements that of the exterior, with an angular centre console and contrasting trims.
Gadgets will include a wireless charging tray for mobile phones, a new version of the Remote Touch Interface, a new information display with G read-outs and a boost meter, plus a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
The Lexus NX will be available with three different power-train options, although exact UK specifications have yet to be confirmed.
The range starts with a normally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine in the NX 200, while a turbo makes an appearance for the first time in a Lexus in the NX 200t. The NX 300h provides the company’s usual petrol-electric hybrid option.
The NX 200 and 200t will both be available with either two- or four-wheel drive. The NX 300h hybrid is likely to be 4WD only.
The Lexus NX is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2014.