Every luxury automaker and its sister company is getting into the compact crossover game these days. Mercedes has the GLK and even smaller GLA, Audi has the Q3, BMW the X1... even Porsche is getting in on the action with the new Macan. Lincoln has the new MKC, and it won't be long before Infiniti and Acura launch challengers of their own. But before they do, Lexus will roll out its new NX crossover.

Previewed by the LF-NX concepts first in Frankfurt and then in Tokyo, leaked in a corporate presentation and spied testing out on the open road, Lexus is slated to present the production NX at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. But to keep us on our toes, the Japanese luxury automaker has released this teaser image and brief statement.

From the looks of it, it appears that Lexus has hardly toned down for production the anime-worthy sharp creases that made the LF-NX stand out on the show floor, with the brand's signature spindle grille featuring prominently once again. Though we'd guess the finished product will be toned down somewhat. Toyota's luxury division also says "the NX will set new standards for future models in the line-up," meaning that we can expect the design theme to carry through to more models to follow.
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All-New Lexus NX World Premiere at 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

- Based on LF-NX Concept
- Lexus Expands Luxury Utility Vehicle Line-up

BEIJING - April 4, 2014 – The all-new Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will debut at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The unveiling of the NX, based on the LF-NX concept, marks Lexus' entry into the fast growing luxury compact crossover segment. With its striking design, advanced technologies and Lexus' signature spindle grill, the NX will set new standards for future models in the line-up.

In addition, the new Lexus RC F performance coupe will make its China debut at the Beijing show.

The Lexus press conference will take place on April 20 at the W3 Hall of the China International Exhibition Center.

For detailed information, please visit www.lexus-int.com

About Lexus
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 233 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.


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      owen brown
      • 8 Months Ago
      Very nice (:
      Doug
      • 8 Months Ago
      If it is as ugly as the IS sedan I was sitting next to in traffic, the other luxury makers have nothing to worry about.
        Massimo Balloni
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Doug
        IS sells like hotcakes (4,893 in march,+125,3%, and +370% in Canada).
          vripper
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Massimo Balloni
          Kenyon, please explain how the huge jump in IS sales formulate to hideous? I bet a lot of automakers would kill to be hideous.
          William Tomlin
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Massimo Balloni
          Lexus sold their average 7,000 ES units in March also, which let's be honest, is cross-shopped with the 3-Series et al. for the entry-level premium sedan market. Combined with the IS's 5,000 the "one for sport" and "one for luxury" strategy that Lexus has employed since the debut of the original IS seems to be working out for them. This while the RC (the 4-Series rival, finally) isn't even available yet.
          Kenyon
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Massimo Balloni
          BMW sold 10,120 3/4 series in March US. The IS is hideous. This thing is going to be hideous.
          Lachmund
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Massimo Balloni
          5000 a month is far from great...it sells a bit better than the very bad selling last IS but noone outside the US buys Lexus anyway.
        miketim1
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Doug
        I think the new IS is ******* beautiful with all its curves and daring shape. I love seeing them in traffic.
          wtrmlnjuc
          • 8 Months Ago
          @miketim1
          I really want these new headlights in the IS, would instantly make them twice as attractive.
      miketim1
      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks damn attractive in this dark pic hopefully it actually looks good. This could be a big seller for Lexus no doubt about that.
      Lachmund
      • 8 Months Ago
      after the concept I#m really scared to see this
      Jacel
      • 8 Months Ago
      yawn crossovers
      to your email L
      • 8 Months Ago
      NX wasn't that a Nissan Pulsar????
      Adrian Hosein
      • 8 Months Ago
      awesssomeee!!!!!! can't wait to see this!! :D
      mikeybyte1
      • 8 Months Ago
      Bummed the press release did not give details on engines, transmissions, etc. Curious to see what they plan to bring to the party. I think Lincoln missed an opportunity by not doing an MKC Hybrid. I wonder if Lexus will try it.
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