Concept cars typically have a short lifespan. They debut at a major international auto show, then make the rounds of the lesser local shows, and that's pretty much it. They might be loaned out for test drives or put on display in a museum, but by and large they've had their fifteen minutes of fame by that point. That said, Japan's automakers have found a way to keep these show cars going and keep them in the news. They're modifying them and giving them a fresh lease on life.

That's what Subaru is doing with the Viziv concept for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and what Lexus is doing as well with the LF-NX concept. Having already unveiled the crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus is fitting the LF-NX with a new 2.0-liter turbo engine. (But then, as far as we could tell, Lexus never revealed engine specs for the concept in the first place.)

To go with the turbo engine, Lexus has also fitted the concept with a new front splitter, but otherwise it's the same – and even appears to be wearing the same liquid-metal paint, unlike the LF-LC concept that got repainted from red to blue when its limelight was starting to fade.
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Lexus to Display New LF-NX Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

TOKYO - Nov. 4, 2013 - Lexus will display the "Lexus LF-NX" compact crossover SUV concept at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show Nov. 20 through Dec. 1 at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, Tokyo.

Lexus LF-NX Turbo World Premiere
The Lexus LF-NX concept, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, has been outfitted with a newly-developed 2.0-liter turbo engine for guaranteed power and improved fuel economy.

A lower center of gravity, emphasized by the front under spoiler, gives the turbo model a sportier look. The LF-NX cuts a lean profile, with its compact, sharp body and bold tires conveying SUV-unique power and an exciting drive. Inside, the new remote touch interface with touchpad functionality provides an advanced, user-friendly experience unique to Lexus.
Vehicle Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Wheelbase (in.)
Lexus LF-NX 182.7 73.6 63.8 106.3



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      Hernan
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's just too japanese for me... reads as juvenile rather than cool.
      NewTexian Brewery
      • 1 Year Ago
      So frakking ugly
      iBite
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an ugly piece of sh*t! Just what's wrong with today's car designers?!
      Hello, Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't even know where to begin with this. Can anyone say "overstyled"?
      James John
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Cleft Lip grill is awful. Everything else is pretty bad as well.
      Sal Farrara
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought that the designers of the Acura Buck Tooth could not be outdone. I was dead wrong.
        Legend
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sal Farrara
        It's actually a retarded beak, get it right
      Seth L.
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs18/f/2007/208/3/d/PREDATOR___by_adonihs.jpg
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should have gotten the hint at Frankfurt that this concept is universally hated. I get Lexus is trying to break away from their "boring" stigma, but they need to dial down a bit with this thing. This is just too far on the other end of the styling spectrum. Hopefully they'll kill this concept before turns into a production car and becomes the next Aztek.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why does it look like it's already smashed into a telephone pole? Does anyone use telephones with cords anymore?
      DarkKnight67
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was ugly the first time I saw it and it ain't getting any better.
      Neutral President
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just when i thought i couldn't hate the Toyota/Lexus design language moreā€¦
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Designed with knives and acid.
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