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2022 Lexus NX reveal date confirmed! Here's when you'll get your first official look at the Toyota RAV4-related BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC competitor

The new Lexus NX will feature revised exterior and interior styling.

Lexus has locked in a mid-June reveal date for its crucial new-generation NX mid-size luxury SUV, which will take the fight right to the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC60 and Genesis GV70.

While images of the 2022 NX already leaked online earlier this year, Lexus has provided a teaser image of the car’s rear end that differs from what was seen before.

As the new image shows, the tailgate will sport a tail-light-connecting strip as seen on many modern car designs, but instead of the traditional Lexus logo seen on the leaked images, the official teaser picture shows the brand’s name spelled out across the bootlid.

A roof-mounted rear spoiler can also be glimpsed, but Lexus is keeping everything else under wraps until the June 12 reveal date.

What is known about the new NX? Lexus is expected to utilise the same TNGA-K platform as the Toyota RAV4, and more upmarket Harrier and Lexus ES, so the new luxury mid-size SUV is likely to get a boost in refinement and driving dynamics.

Lexus has also all-but-officially confirmed the new NX will score a plug-in hybrid powertrain, likely to be similar to the one featured in the RAV4 Prime, which sports around 63km of all-electric driving range thanks to an 18kWh battery.

This would give Lexus a genuine rival to the $99,990 before on-road costs Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar PHEV, and would also be the Japanese luxury brand’s first plug-in model.

2021 Lexus NX (Image credit: Club Lexus) 2021 Lexus NX (Image credit: Club Lexus)

If the new NX borrows the RAV4 Prime’s powertrain, it would also be a potent performer, with the latter punching out 225kW from tis 2.5-litre engine and dual-electric motor set-up, enabling a zero-to-60mph (97km/h) run in just 5.8 seconds.

Parallel hybrid powertrains are also expected to continue for the new-generation NX, possibly with a carryover 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor set-up updated to deliver 163kW (up from the current car’s 147kW).

Whether non-electrified powertrains continue to be offered is still unclear, but the current NX range opens with a 175kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.

Expect to see a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) across the board for the new Lexus NX range, while upmarket interior features should include the likes of a digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone charger, larger multimedia touchscreen and head-up display.

More details will be confirmed at the car’s reveal, with the new-generation Lexus NX expected to touch down in Australian showrooms later this year or early in 2022.