This week I had the honor and privilege of being invited by Lexus to the official reveal of their upcoming NX, which will not officially hit the showrooms until at least this November.
The Lexus crew from Atlanta drove up to Nashville in eleven prototypes of their upcoming NX for their “True Grit, Pure Grace” press preview.
I personally only had to drive 12 miles to get to the classic Union Station Hotel from my house in Nashville. It seemed everyone else I met was from somewhere else on the eastern side of the United States; particularly the Detroit area or Florida.
I admit, it was pretty awesome to get to drive a luxury vehicle that technically doesn’t exist yet.
Out of the dozens of vehicles I’ve reviewed in the course of the past 3 years, largely the past 9 months, I’ve mentioned that the Toyota Rav4 was one of my favorites.
Simply put, it was a vehicle that would be extremely practical for me to own, as a dad with one small child- and that’s perhaps the highest compliment I can gave in a review.
With that being said, the upcoming Lexus NX is actually loosely modelled after the Toyota Rav4. Actually, my initial thought when seeing the picture of the NX in the invitation for the reveal was, “That looks like an edgier, more luxurious version of the Rav4.”
However, according to the presentation, I learned the Lexus NX has “20% more rigidity than the Rav4” and “90% new parts than the Rav4.”
(If the Rav4 is the cousin of the NX, then the Lexus RX would be the older brother; which I recently reviewed.)
After the presentation, we each immediately got paired up with another fellow journalist for one of three different driving routes.
Continue this story by clicking on “2015 Lexus NX Review/Preview Across The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge,” which is the title of next part of my 2015 Lexus NX review/preview.
You will get to see plenty of cool shots of the vehicle alongside the trek of the iconic Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge.
And there’s plenty more where those came from…
I now invite you to view the Lexus NX Press Release Flickr page, as well as the completely library of posts I’ve published on the 2015 Lexus RX:
Thanks for stopping by. Be on the look-out for more of my reviews on the Lexus/Toyota/Scion family!