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In the US the Lexus NX will be offered in three versions: the NX 300h hybrid, NX 200t turbocharged version and an NX 200 non-turbo.

Australia, however, will only receive the 300h version and the 200t version. The 200 model that is powered by a naturally aspirated 2-liter four-cylinder unit won't be offered.

The NX 200 has been billed as a budget NX, so I guess there will be no affordable NX for the people living down under.

Among features, customers will get things like leather upholstery, a new infotainment system, powerful sound system, cruise control, automatic climate control and Lexus' new Remote Touch Interface.

All the details for Australia haven't been confirmed yet, but details are on the way soon.
 

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Are you sure, I head the US won't be getting the NX200, only the 200t and 300h. I had thought the NX200 was for domestic (JDM) and European markets only
 

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Yea I think you are right @mojo. I found this article by CarScoops that seems to lay it out pretty succinctly.

Lexus confirmed the U.S. range for the new NX that will appear in showrooms this fall offering buyers a choice of two models, the NX 200t with a 235hp (238PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline four and the NX 300h featuring a 194hp (197PS) 2.5-liter inline-four hybrid powertrain. Both models will be available in front- and all-wheel drive layouts.
http://www.carscoops.com/2014/04/new-lexus-nx-spotted-out-in-wild-us.html
 

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You don't think that people would buy the nx200 in Australia? Why do you think that the Aussies are less likely to buy the nx200 model instead of the 200t and 300h models?
 

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im skeptical

does anyone really want that underpowered of a car?
Not to jump on you further, but why would you be skeptical? Toyota/Lexus said this in China introduction AND press release.

Some people (in China?) prefer saving gas over outright performance. Honda CRV is one the slowest SUV, yet sells like pancakes! Lexus CT200h is the slowest $35k car yet is being offered here in the States.
 

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People in lots of places don't want an "underpowered" car, and that is why Lexus isn't selling the lowest trim model in a lot of places. Some people just don't care that much about how fast their car goes, it's more about the luxury of the car. If you are driving on busy city streets all the time, it just doesn't really matter how fast your car is capable of going. You can't go faster than the car in front of you.
 

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People in lots of places don't want an "underpowered" car, and that is why Lexus isn't selling the lowest trim model in a lot of places. Some people just don't care that much about how fast their car goes, it's more about the luxury of the car. If you are driving on busy city streets all the time, it just doesn't really matter how fast your car is capable of going. You can't go faster than the car in front of you.
that is so true, they basically need to find the right mixture of just enough for what they are building the power plant for. So far they seem to have been doing a good job of that
 

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Not to jump on you further, but why would you be skeptical? Toyota/Lexus said this in China introduction AND press release.

Some people (in China?) prefer saving gas over outright performance. Honda CRV is one the slowest SUV, yet sells like pancakes! Lexus CT200h is the slowest $35k car yet is being offered here in the States.
i guess

well i definitely wont be buying that model
 

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if you want the truth, I think in north American a NX200 would start to eat CRV sales. Reliable and a lexus! we'll see, if the GLA makes a huge impression down at 30K and lexus is caught without anything in that area I could see them bringing the NX200 as a stop gap...
 
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