V6-powered Lexus NX crossover could be in the works

The Lexus NX lineup might gain a new trim level powered by a V6 engine.

 

If you are in the market for a Toyota RAV4-shaped crossover with a giant predator mouth, you might soon have an additional engine option.

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, Toyota has trademarked Lexus NX300 for “automobiles and structural parts.” The V6-powered model could slot between the base 200t and the hybrid 300h in the NX lineup.

The NX 200t uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder enigne rated at 235 horsepower, while the NX 300h uses a hybrid powertrain with a 2.5-litre inline-four, pumping out a total of 194 horsepower.

The NX 300 would likely use a 3.5-litre V6 from Lexus’ other offerings including the IS 300 sedan, which is rated at 255 horsepower.

Source: http://driving.ca/lexus/nx/auto-news/news/v6-powered-lexus-nx-could-be-in-the-works

Apr 6th, 2016