Lexus LF-NX

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Vehicle type: Hybrid compact crossover
Engine: 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine combined with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive
Who designed it: Lexus design team
What's cool: Highly chiseled, imposing exterior — especially the front end — aimed at a younger audience; matte appearance of the brushed-metal exterior; center console that extends the length of the cabin, bisecting the rear seat
Will it be built? Yes, likely by early 2015.
Show reaction: Lots of buzz, but the design had a polarizing effect.