In the latest episode of our walk-around series, the spotlight settles on the Lexus NX 200t F Sport – not that it needed it in the first place, to be honest. Launched in January, the NX represents the Japanese carmaker’s first attempt in duking it out with the likes of the Volvo XC60, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Range Rover Evoque.

Decked out in F Sport trim, the Lexus NX is, arguably, the most striking premium compact SUV on the market right now. If sales were made based solely on looks, the rest of the competition might as well go home and churn butter. From its opinion-dividing front grille to its origami-esque lines, the NX is no shrinking violet.

Call it ugly, call it gorgeous, call it whatever you want but there’s just no way to ignore this crossover on the road. Individuals keen to call it out as an all-show-no-go vehicle might want to hold back, as well. Under the bonnet lies a turbocharged 2.0 litre, inline four-cylinder pumping out 235 hp at 5,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 to 4,000 rpm.

A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the road via an on-demand Dynamic Torque Control AWD system. The century sprint gets done and dusted in 7.1 seconds while top speed is rated at 200 km/h. Fully-imported from Japan, the NX 200t F Sport will cost you RM362,432 OTR without insurance.

We could go on and on about the car but that’s completely missing the point of the video, right? If you prefer to do the research yourself, read up on our launch story for all the important bits and bobs. Additionally, do check out Carbase.my for a more in-depth look into the car’s specifications. If you like what you see here, gives us a thumbs up and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more.