Trademark filling hints at new Lexus NX 300 version for the United States image

Lexus is looking to up the ante in the crossover segment, where the all new NX compact crossover has been selling well – by adding yet another new powertrain version.

According to a report citing a recent trademark filling with the United States Patent and Trademark office we may be looking at Lexus gearing up to introduce a new NX 300 version that will slot between the already available NX 200t and NX 300h. According to the United States Patent and Trademark office, the trademark filing was recent – filed on March 25 – and the purpose is to use it on “automobiles and structural parts.” With the NX 300 slotting in between the 2-liter gasoline turbo version and the NX 300h hybrid, the new NX 300 could use a regular powertrain and have a price in between the $35,405 and $40,645 starting prices of the respective versions already on sale.

Most likely the engine featured in the NX 300 will be the 3.5-liter V6 from the IS 300 sports sedan – here the mill develops 255 horsepower and 236 pound-feet and the same numbers can be expected on the crossover as well. The base NX 200t uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 235 hp and the NX 300h hybrid powertrain has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder mated to an electric motor for a total output of 194 hp.

Via MotorAuthority