Lexus is ramping up to launch its NX luxury compact crossover. Its international website just launched a teaser page for the CUV that shows off the available models and some nifty new photos of the upcoming vehicle on location. The site also includes an early configurator to allow potential customers to imagine their future NX.

Unfortunately, the configurator is quite bare bones at the moment. It only allows users to choose from 4 trims, 10 colors and 3 wheel designs. You can't do anything to the interior, and there are no options. Pricing is still a mystery as well.

We do know that in the US the NX is offered with either the company's new 2.0-liter four-cylinder, turbocharged engine with a six-speed automatic or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain. The F Sport package is also available with either engine for a dash more sport in your crossover.

With Lexus already showing renewed competitiveness, adding a compact CUV to the range might be a very good move. It's still going to be a few months wait, though. According to Lexus US spokesperson Allison Takahashi to Autoblog, the release for the NX is scheduled for the late fall. Pricing and a full configurator will be released around that time, as well.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 6 Months Ago
      They need better designers.
        Alpha23
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Although I sort of agree with you...there is no lying when it comes down to numbers, Lexus has seen quite a rise in sales since they started this "unique" design approach. And like that Jeep Cherokee...it is sort of growing on me
      Joey Franklin
      • 6 Months Ago
      The wheels on the right should say 19" with 235/55R19 tires, at least with the F sport package. If they can keep the price reasonable on this for what it is they will sell a ton of them. I hope its as good dynamically as they claim but not holding my breath.
      • 6 Months Ago
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        normc32
        • 6 Months Ago
        Want to bet it won't see half the RX monthly sales within 2 years that Encore sees.
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        normc32
        • 6 Months Ago
        Lexus, like Acura ,can only compete when there is lease specials.
          • 6 Months Ago
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          Dmitriy Markelov
          • 6 Months Ago
          @normc32
          I'm pretty sure BMW lives off lease specials.
        Hello, Brian
        • 6 Months Ago
        Of course, if it was actually priced at 50K, that might be the case.
        merlot066
        • 6 Months Ago
        So are you suggesting that the Lexus won't offer any available features to increase the base price or that Lexus will be selling each one at a loss? The MKC has the lowest base price in its class and tops off below most competitors while having plenty of class exclusive features. Is Acura still trying to find the 60 ft. lbs. or torque that they're missing?
      Adrian Elliot
      • 6 Months Ago
      What a hideous beast. Lexus is approaching Acura-level ugliness. BUT! People will continue to buy them, and I'm sure they are quiet, comfortable, and easy to maintain.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Adrian Elliot
        ... and EXPENSIVE to maintain ... You don't want to own a Lexus out of warranty because they WILL soak you for repairs and parts.
          PTC DAWG
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          That does not apply to my 98 GS400, I can say that for sure.
          clquake
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          ANY luxury brand will cost you a lot outside warranty, but Lexus and Acura are the lowest ones.
          CACressida
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          I've owned two LS400s and currently own a GS400. Only thing thats expensive is the Toyota oil filter I use on my engine because I only use Toyota oil filters. I've replaced a tie rod on my GS400 from Rock Auto and that was about $30. Other than that, I don't see what exactly you're talking about.
      Zoom
      • 6 Months Ago
      This vehicle will propel Lexus to the top of the lux sales heap. Easily.
      vripper
      • 6 Months Ago
      Love it or hate it...it's going to become Lexus' best seller.
        • 6 Months Ago
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        kalo925
        • 6 Months Ago
        @vripper
        As a previous RX and current CT owner, HATE it. Won't be a best seller on account of this buyer. Guess I'll keep my CT longer than I expected. Likely will start looking at Audi.
      Eggmania
      • 6 Months Ago
      is this competing with the x4? cause it looks alot better and more functional
      jauffins
      • 6 Months Ago
      I love the exterior, but the interior looks way too similar (for obvious reasons) to the Rav4, which is a bad thing. The Lincoln MKC is much more premium.
      mikeybyte1
      • 6 Months Ago
      Style is subjective. Ultimately the success of this vehicle will come down to performance, efficiency, and pricing. The hybrid is a nice offering in the lux compact CUV space. But if they price it insanely high then it may lose on the value proposition. I prefer the looks - inside and out - of the new Lincoln MKC. But I like the idea of a hybrid.
        david.bergman1
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Typically the first thing, or the second or third thing, on the list for premium buyers is not value. If it were, would they still pay the premium for a Lexus over a similarly equipped and otherwise comparable Toyota? The premium market is different in terms of demographics and customer expectations. There is a lot of data on the subject available for review.
      Dmitriy Markelov
      • 6 Months Ago
      It's still looks like a design mess but its a bit less gag inducing now compared to when it was first introduced (or the even worse looking concept). I'm not sold on separating the turn signals from the remainder of the headlight cluster either. The headlights aren't as poorly shaped here as they are on the new Lexus IS (god they are bad) but the separate check mark signals look cheap and tacked on by a kid who went on a Pep Boys shopping spree.
      Bassracerx
      • 6 Months Ago
      this vehicle replaces the hole in my heart that the acura RDX left after it ditched it's turbo motor and fun to drive status and became a more mundane commuter car.
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