Lexus' new NX compact SUV made its world premiere at the Beijing Motor Show. The NX is Lexus's most important model introduction in years. The model will compete against the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLK.

Iit has been positioned in-between categories (expect the next RX to grow in size), the NX is 4,630mm (182.3 inches) long, 1,845mm (72.6 inches) wide, and 1,645mm (64.8 inches) tall with a 2,660mm (104.7 inches) wheelbase.

In comparison, the RX is 4,770 mm (187.8 inches) long with a 2,740 mm (107.9 inches) wheelbase, while the (recently facelifted) BMW X3 is 4,652 mm (183.1 inches) long and rides on a 2,810 mm (110.6 inches) wheelbase.

The NX is scheduled to go on sale in world markets in the second half of 2014.