Lexus has actually taken the wraps of its most current crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed below the NX in the high-end division’s line. The UX is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Program, some 18 months after its appearance as a concept at the Paris beauty parlor.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based upon the same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy style that includes the division’s popular spindle grille style. Lexus states the underpinnings provide the vehicle “remarkable body rigidness and a low center of gravity for extraordinary handling.” Inside, the cabin has a cockpit style focused on the driver, leaving the passenger area wide and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all essential vehicle functions within simple reach of the driver. Using traditional Japanese crafts as an inspiration for the interior design, the UX will be available with an optional quilted leather interior and brand-new trim surfaces, one that simulates the grain of Japanese paper.
2019 Lexus UX Engine
The 2019 Lexus UX will be used in 2 models, the UX 200, powered by a brand-new 168-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT and the UX 250h, which is rated at 176-horsepower total output from a hybrid powertrain that integrates the very same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise benefits from a second electric motor on the rear axle providing it all-wheel drive capability.
2019 Lexus UX F Sport Option
The 2019 Lexus UX will likewise be offered with the department’s F Sport option bundle that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to sharpen the vehicle’s handling. The F Sport choice can be combined with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which also assists lessen body roll.
The F Sport package includes a mesh texture to the spindle grille, big fog light bezels with L-shaped chrome molding, an unique rear bumper treatment, 18-inch alloy wheels and black trim. Inside, the F Sport will have sport seats, a special wheel, 8-inch TFT color screen for the chauffeur and aluminum sport pedals and foot rest.
2019 Lexus UX Release Date and Price
U.S. clients will get their first in-person take a look at the vehicle throughout the New York Auto Show in April. The 2019 Lexus UX 200 and 250h start production this succumb to December accessibility with pricing revealed closer to the on-sale date.