Facelifted 2018 Lexus NX To Premiere At Shanghai Auto Show

Lexus has announced that the facelifted NX crossover will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show.

The current NX premiered almost exactly three years ago at the Beijing Auto Show and represented the company’s entry into the luxury compact crossover segment. To our eyes, its styling is still ultra-modern but evidently, Lexus thinks it is in need of a slight refresh.

As it stands, only a single teaser image of the updated NX has been released and it doesn’t reveal much. All it shows is the bodywork of the tweaked model being affixed to the current car with the same tick-shaped daytime running lights and spindle front grille visible on the new body.

Lexus officially says that the facelifted NX will receive an “updated exterior design” but clearly, it won’t be anything major and we don’t expect to see much more than slightly reshaped bumpers and perhaps the availability of new wheel designs. Inside, there will be a number of “enhancements that add convenience and functionality.”

Alongside the NX at the firm’s Shanghai booth will be the new LS500h, celebrating its Asian debut.



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  • Six_Tymes

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  • Carmaker1

    The next generation NX is scheduled for July 2020 as MY 2021, being developed under 600X (since 2016). A petrol NX 300 is also coming in the meantime, likely with this refresh.

  • eb110americana

    The teaser looks promising. The NX is already one of their more successful designs–much more attractive than the overdone RoboTech RX. Now it looks to inherit LED headlights inspired by the LC, one of their other successful designs.

  • Bob White

    Lexus is the only brand where the looks actually improve, when they rear end another vehicle or are run into a wall.

  • Enter Ranting

    Is that a photo of the transition from old to new, or just the new design. It looks busy enough to be a Lexus.

  • We wait to see.

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