The new Lexus NX is that rare, maybe even unique thing: a production car that looks better than the concept that inspired it.
The new NX was born out of last September’s LF-NX concept, a BMW X3-sized compact SUV that looked like Edward Scissorhands had led the exterior design team.
Pretty it was not, but no one questioned the idea of Lexus making a premium compact SUV. After all, Toyota’s luxury arm is still looking to gain real traction in Europe after more than two decades of competing against increasingly bigger and stronger German opposition.
Indeed, if the NX ticks enough boxes, it could even prove a breakthrough model for the firm, such is the growing size and significance of compact SUVs in the premium market. Lexus already expects it to add a third to its European sales and become its best-selling model in Europe.Read Article