Toyota North America has filled trademarks for two new models that apparently will join their line-up in the near future: NX 200t and NX 300h. Judging by their nomenclature, we believe these models will be added to the Lexus line-up, specifically their SUV line-up (taking the X in their names under consideration).
It is also not very difficult to understand that one trademark - the NX 200t - will be the gasoline version, while the other one - the NX 300h - is for a hybrid model. The NX 200t will be powered by the company’s new 2.0-liter, turbo-charged AR engine set to launch in 2014, while the 300h will get the same hybrid powertrain as in the Lexus ES 300h : a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle hybrid engine.
The new Lexus NX will be placed under the company’s current RX (pictured here) and will most likely debut on the market sometime in 2015.
Updated 12/04/2013: Lexus announced that the production version LF-NX - or simply the NX as you may know it, will be making its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It looks like the production version will retain concept’s stand-out styling, because apparently customers want more expressive models. The production version will be offered with a new 2.0-litre turbo engine, plus the same hybrid system used in models like GS300h. (AutoExpress)
gallery: Lexus RX
Land Rover unveiled the Evoque at the 2010 Paris Auto Show and updated just in time for the 2014 model year. The SUV’s impressive design, the small 2.0 liter engine and its attractive price transformed it very quickly into one of the most successful model in land Rover’s lineup.
The Evoque is powered by a 2.0 liter engine that delivers a total of 240 horsepower and for the 2014 model year it is mated to an all-new nine-speed ZF-sourced transmission
Prices will start from $41,995.
gallery: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
The Q5 is offered as a cheaper, smaller alternative of the Q7. It offers quite a cool design language, an impressive list of technologies and two engine options.
We are talking about a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that packs 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and an upgraded, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The Q5 is priced from $35,900.