Lexus has shown its edgy LF-NX concept car at two major motor shows this year: it debuted in Frankfurt with a hybrid powertrain and was then brought to Tokyo in a sportier version featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. It’s clear that Lexus wouldn’t have gone into all that trouble if it did not have serious intentions about the LF-NX.
As it turns out, the luxury car manufacturer is already working on a production version of the SUV, which will reportedly be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next spring. Conceived as a Range Rover Evoque rival, the production Lexus LF-NX is said to be heavily inspired by the concept’s design.
“What we’re finding is that these days customers want to be more expressive, so a lot of the concept’s inherent design will come out in the finished car,” Lexus’ European director Paul Van der Burgh said.