2018 Lexus NX Among New Models Headed to Frankfurt Auto Show

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2018 Lexus NX

While other automakers pull out of the world’s second most important auto show, Lexus is staging a grand appearance.

Even though nine other automakers have chosen to skip this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Lexus is still planning to be there. And they’re bringing an arsenal of new models with them, including the facelifted 2018 Lexus NX. Frankfurt will serve as the European debut for the refreshed NX, as well as the dead-to-the-U.S. CT 200h.

When the 2018 Lexus NX hits the floor, it’ll be with showing off a mild redesign first unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year. Only the well-informed will notice the NX’s subtle exterior changes. But in all fairness, it’s not like the outgoing model was exactly long in the tooth. Still, the restyled spindle grille, headlights and taillights, and front bumper give the mini ‘ute a more aggressive appearance.

2018 Lexus NX

Also making its European debut in Frankfurt is the updated 2018 CT 200h. Lexus wasted little time rolling out the slightly restyled hybrid hatch after killing it off in America. Shoppers in Europe, Japan, China, and a few other select markets will still be able to get one, however. Like the NX, the CT 200h receives a handful of front and rear styling tweaks that give it a sportier look.

2018 Lexus CT 200h

Wrapping up Lexus’ impressive showing are a handful of other fresh models. Their display is set to include the LC and the all-new LS flagship sedan. Not to mention the sci-fi concept Lexus SkyJet. So while the likes of Infiniti, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat skip the second most important auto show of the year, Lexus clearly hasn’t lost interest. Even if it has become an incredibly expensive endeavor. And if Europeans take to Lexus’ gaggle of restyled models, it’ll be money well spent. The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show takes place from September 14-24.




Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

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