The next Lexus NX will receive a RAV4 engineApril 12, 2020
Toyota is a trademark of the NX 250 in several markets.
The Lexus NX should undergo restyling after more than half a decade of sales, and while the exact date remains unknown, we expect the next-generation model to be updated over the next year. Some clues about what will happen next. Recently announced trademarks for the NX 250, owned by Toyota, Lexus’s parent company in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, may indicate a new entry-level powerplant for the next compact Lexus crossover.
Given that the next NX can travel on the same Global Architecture-K platform that underpins the latest Toyota RAV4, it’s likely that the Lexus crossover will also use the Toyota Kin 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, as indicated by “250” in the name NX 250.
Although the naming scheme for Lexus numerical models does not necessarily correspond to the displacement of the engine, it still happens quite often. Assuming that this is so, it is likely that the next NX will abandon its current 4.0-liter inline turbocharged 235 horsepower engine in favor of the naturally aspirated RAV4. If so, it is expected that Lexus will squeeze out a few more horses from the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
Of course, Toyota did not conduct operations in the United States under the brand name “NX 250”, so it is possible that such a model will never appear in the United States. Perhaps the brand uses the trademark for no reason, because it just can do it. Lexus has not yet commented on the situation.
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