We’re only two days away from seeing the next generation Lexus NX in its entirety. One of Japan’s most recognizable luxury SUVs will make its world debut on June 11 (or June 12 depending on the time zone) before going on sale in Asia, North America and Europe later this year. . The cat is pretty much out of the bag, thanks to leaked images from February of this year. Meanwhile, Lexus is desperately trying to generate more interest in the first event with a series of teasers.
The latest preview comes in the form of a single teaser image released to the global marketplace Facebook manufacturer page. Published with the #LexusNX and # AmazingExperience hashtags, it shows the front quarter of the sport utility vehicle and its left front wheel. Surprisingly considering the leaked images, the preview is garnering decent interest with a few thousand likes on Facebook.
The big news for the new NX seems to be the fact that it will share its platform with the Toyota RAV4, which means that some powertrain options will certainly be split between the two. We can almost confirm that the RAV4’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine will serve as the entry-level engine for the NX. The more efficient plug-in hybrid setup of the RAV4 Prime also looks very likely to be offered in the luxury SUV, improving both acceleration and efficiency.
As for the design, the leaked images from February of this year (video screenshots, in fact) confirmed that the changes will be scalable. The most significant update will probably be at the front, where the LED daytime running lights will now be integrated into the main headlights without extending into the bumper section.
With roughly two days to go until the official debut, we think this could be the final teaser image ahead of the world premiere of the new NX. However, with Lexus trying to generate some buzz around one of its most important models, don’t be surprised if we share one final preview image ahead of the full unveiling.