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New Lexus LF-NX turbo SUV concept unveiled

autos Updated: Nov 19, 2013 13:33 IST
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A new turbocharged version of the Lexus LF-NX concept car has been shown on the eve of the Tokyo motor show.

The concept was first seen at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year. The original design was built to gauge reaction to an avant-garde SUV from Lexus to take on the Range Rover Evoque . The concept was powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine producing 156bhp, plus a small-capacity electric motor.

This new version features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, although Lexus has yet to confirm power output.

In terms of styling or interior design the refreshed LF-NX concept seems unchanged from the original. That means the exterior is still a sounding board for several hallmark Lexus features, including the large spindle grille at the front and elements of Lexus's L-Finesse design language.

The same cabin from the original also features, with a fingertip touchpad reminiscent of the one used in high-end Audi models to control infotainment systems.