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Does anyone have any insight into when the 300h might hit the order process or dealerships here in Southern California?
 

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possibly, but those are hurdles that could of been worked out in advance. I think its a case of wanting to maximize margins in the early going when demand is high and supply is low. Heard all early buyers into the higher margin hybrid and capitalize immediately...

But maybe thats a bit too cynical.
 

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possibly, but those are hurdles that could of been worked out in advance. I think its a case of wanting to maximize margins in the early going when demand is high and supply is low. Heard all early buyers into the higher margin hybrid and capitalize immediately...

But maybe thats a bit too cynical.
I think the turbo thing is more in part due to testing, likely extreme weather testing and making it "bullet-proof"
Could be...but this turbo is fairly new...we haven't heard much about it until recently. This means that testing around the world has been limited...otherwise, the car mags and internet would be buzzing about this engine for the past year (or two). NX is a world car/SUV. There are many regulations and protocols to jump thru i would think. I am sure the all-weather testing has been done already...that's the "easy" part IMO. You can disguise the engine/powertrain in any car (e.g. RAV4) and run it around the world. But, to get it thru regulations means to open yourself up to outside world...which means that car mags etc. would have seen everything by now.

I would bet that the demand for this car is with the TURBO model, not hybrid. Hybrid will be slow seller...due to higher cost and not everyone (in NX potential buyers) will care about a slow hybrid SUV. Remember, NX is for the young...young don't give a crap about hybrids!

Anyways, just my guess in all this...no facts to back up anything i wrote. :nerd:
 

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Thats the problem with it, little to go off of.

Do you have faith that Toyota can do this with any major issues?
 

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Thats the problem with it, little to go off of.

Do you have faith that Toyota can do this with any major issues?
I believe so, esp. given that this is Lexus (not a Toyota ECHO). A lot is apparently riding on this NX. I think that is why Toyota/Lexus is delaying the TURBO. Hey, better delay than tons of recalls (esp. engine replacement type recalls!). I HOPE that this is the case. Remember the fiasco with Tundra V8 i-Force when it first came out?

Even though i WANT the turbo, i think that the HYBRID is what i will end up with (if i get NX). Even then however, i am not sure when i will be buying it. So, if it is several years from now, then i am sure that the TURBO may be excellent by then.

I am just rambling...you guys will find that out about me... :D
 

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Good points Thai. I'm curious now if the IS200t is going to end up showing up before the NX200t. The name has been patented for Oz and Eur (NA prob not, cest la vie) so it will be interesting to see which one get the gift first.

You would think Lexus would want to debut the new engine with the new NX, but then again they may also want to allow people time to observe it in the IS ???
 

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Good points Thai. I'm curious now if the IS200t is going to end up showing up before the NX200t. The name has been patented for Oz and Eur (NA prob not, cest la vie) so it will be interesting to see which one get the gift first.

You would think Lexus would want to debut the new engine with the new NX, but then again they may also want to allow people time to observe it in the IS ???
That would be nice...even nicer if they put it in CT200 (t)!
 

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Could be...but this turbo is fairly new...we haven't heard much about it until recently. This means that testing around the world has been limited...otherwise, the car mags and internet would be buzzing about this engine for the past year (or two). NX is a world car/SUV. There are many regulations and protocols to jump thru i would think. I am sure the all-weather testing has been done already...that's the "easy" part IMO. You can disguise the engine/powertrain in any car (e.g. RAV4) and run it around the world. But, to get it thru regulations means to open yourself up to outside world...which means that car mags etc. would have seen everything by now.

I would bet that the demand for this car is with the TURBO model, not hybrid. Hybrid will be slow seller...due to higher cost and not everyone (in NX potential buyers) will care about a slow hybrid SUV. Remember, NX is for the young...young don't give a crap about hybrids!

Anyways, just my guess in all this...no facts to back up anything i wrote. :nerd:
Sorry, I disagree. I am interested in the h model and am definitely not a part of the youth group. I have been waiting for an alternative to the RX for some time now. I had to settle for the 2012 CTh due to Lexus being s-l-o-w to market this size vehicle. I want something that is an L-SUV that is a hybrid due to the ever increasing gas prices. I don't want to scrimp on the amenities either so if they offer a turbo / hybrid - I'm in. ;-)
 

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Sorry, I disagree. I am interested in the h model and am definitely not a part of the youth group. I have been waiting for an alternative to the RX for some time now. I had to settle for the 2012 CTh due to Lexus being s-l-o-w to market this size vehicle. I want something that is an L-SUV that is a hybrid due to the ever increasing gas prices. I don't want to scrimp on the amenities either so if they offer a turbo / hybrid - I'm in. ;-)
I think that you misread my post.
 

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Hi, I found my way over here from the club lexus forums where I've been tracking the NX for quite a while. There are quite a few overseas users there, and my impression from their comments is that the NX300h is geared much more towards their market. Lexus has pretty much stated as much when they said the 200t would probably make up 85% of the US sales. Overseas the RX is not dominant like it is in the US. Lexus has pretty high hopes for the NX to fill the void in fuel economy sensitive markets, increasing the brand's sales in Europe by 1/3.

http://lexusenthusiast.com/2014/05/28/lexus-expects-nx-compact-crossover-big-seller-europe/

Just in general the US seems to be on the back burner, as pricing has already been announced in a bunch of overseas markets. I am not sure which version of the NX I'd go with, but I'm not expecting significant volume of either variant until sometime in the 1st half of 2015.
 

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Could be...but this turbo is fairly new...we haven't heard much about it until recently. This means that testing around the world has been limited...otherwise, the car mags and internet would be buzzing about this engine for the past year (or two). NX is a world car/SUV. There are many regulations and protocols to jump thru i would think. I am sure the all-weather testing has been done already...that's the "easy" part IMO. You can disguise the engine/powertrain in any car (e.g. RAV4) and run it around the world. But, to get it thru regulations means to open yourself up to outside world...which means that car mags etc. would have seen everything by now.

I would bet that the demand for this car is with the TURBO model, not hybrid. Hybrid will be slow seller...due to higher cost and not everyone (in NX potential buyers) will care about a slow hybrid SUV. Remember, NX is for the young...young don't give a crap about hybrids!

Anyways, just my guess in all this...no facts to back up anything i wrote. :nerd:
it's basically fine tuning and altering the setup for extreme weather testing, regulations, abuse, etc, basically a lot of fine tuning.
 
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