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Old 11-03-12, 10:25 PM   #46
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For those of us who grew up in the 80's and 90's, the name "Nissan Pulsar NX" is clouding this new Lexus model. I would have liked to have seen different letters.
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Old 11-04-12, 07:16 AM   #47
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NX does indeed sound too soft. They probably know why they did it but letter combos like ZX, TX, PX, DX, SX and even MX would be better sounding choices,\

Maybe it's time for Lexus to introduce 3 letter nameplates like CRX200t )) That would be awesome!
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Old 11-04-12, 08:37 AM   #48
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NX does indeed sound too soft. They probably know why they did it but letter combos like ZX, TX, PX, DX, SX and even MX would be better sounding choices,\

Maybe it's time for Lexus to introduce 3 letter nameplates like CRX200t )) That would be awesome!
i wish they could have taken CX but it is taken... thats probably the problem right there.
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Old 11-04-12, 10:48 PM   #49
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NX does indeed sound too soft. They probably know why they did it but letter combos like ZX, TX, PX, DX, SX and even MX would be better sounding choices,\

Maybe it's time for Lexus to introduce 3 letter nameplates like CRX200t )) That would be awesome!
ZX = Nissan
TX = Terminatrix? Or Texas? (Best one of your suggestions)
PX = well, NX sounds better imo.
DX = Reminds me of the old-school Civic DX's. lol (Also those old Corolla DX's)
SX = Nissan
MX = Mazda
CRX = Honda

Not much choice when you're already limited to 2 letters and 1) Second letter has to be an X and 2) So many already affiliated with another brand.

CTX might be alright but that's too many letters imo especially with another h or t tacked to the end. Kind of like the overwrought name of 'LS600hL' *ducks from a thrown brick*
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ZX = Nissan
TX = Terminatrix? Or Texas? (Best one of your suggestions)
PX = well, NX sounds better imo.
DX = Reminds me of the old-school Civic DX's. lol (Also those old Corolla DX's)
SX = Nissan
MX = Mazda
CRX = Honda

Not much choice when you're already limited to 2 letters and 1) Second letter has to be an X and 2) So many already affiliated with another brand.

CTX might be alright but that's too many letters imo especially with another h or t tacked to the end. Kind of like the overwrought name of 'LS600hL' *ducks from a thrown brick*
Car naming would be a very tough job to have. Over time, they are just going to run out of letters and number combinations. They already ran out of names.

TX would be way too much like Texas.
PX. Anything with "P" is bad because the nickname would include Pee (****).
DX. Too many past base model cars used DX. Accord, Civic, Mitsubishi, Toyota et al.

Like I said, I'd hate to be the one in charge of naming cars. Not much is left.
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Old 11-05-12, 08:26 AM   #51
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I like I like the name Lexus AX.
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I like I like the name Lexus AX.
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NX is fine. At ClubLexus we've got it covered since the beginning of time. See what I mean?
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It kinda looks similar to that mystery CUV.

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BTW, am I the only one who thinks that, according to Lexus's naming convention on the hybrids, the NX200t will NOT be actually sporting a 2.0L engine, but instead something like a 1.8L or even a 1.6L?
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BTW, am I the only one who thinks that, according to Lexus's naming convention on the hybrids, the NX200t will NOT be actually sporting a 2.0L engine, but instead something like a 1.8L or even a 1.6L?
but it is not hybrid :-). 2.0T will be 2.0l for sure, as Toyota announced 2.0l AR Turbo for one car in 2014, as I am sure you know.
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but it is not hybrid :-). 2.0T will be 2.0l for sure, as Toyota announced 2.0l AR Turbo for one car in 2014, as I am sure you know.
Ah I did not know that, but I still think Lexus should stick to making the numeric portion of their non-NA model names indicative of their performance equivalent to the NA counterparts. It will be funny if the NX200t gets around 200hp (more than 200hp I hope, look at BMW's 2.0 turbo) and outperforms the 200hp NX300h because of less weight.

BMW and Mercedes have been playing this performance-based naming game for years now so I think it'll be a good idea for Lexus to keep the numbers in line with the competition just to make the right impressions for marketing reasons.

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I can't wait for this to come out. I also know alot of people that would be interested in a compact Lexus SUV/CUV.
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Hoping the NX300h will have an F-Sport option...
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Not liking the NX200t naming.

Would ratherr seen it be called AX200t.
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