Lexus has actually taken the covers of its latest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed listed below the NX in the high-end division’s line. The UX is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, some 18 months after its appearance as an idea at the Paris beauty parlor.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based on the very 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 foundations provide the vehicle “extraordinary body rigidity and a low center of gravity for exceptional handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit style focused on the motorist, leaving the traveler area broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all key vehicle functions within simple reach of the chauffeur. Utilizing conventional Japanese crafts as a motivation for the interior style, the UX will be offered with an optional quilted leather interior and new trim surfaces, one that imitates the grain of Japanese paper.
2019 Lexus UX Engine
The 2019 Lexus UX will be offered in two models, the UX 200, powered by a new 168-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT and the UX 250h, which is ranked at 176-horsepower total output from a hybrid powertrain that incorporates the exact same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise gains from a second electric motor on the rear axle giving it all-wheel drive ability.
2019 Lexus UX F Sport Option
The 2019 Lexus UX will also be offered with the division’s F Sport option plan that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to hone the vehicle’s handling. The F Sport alternative can be integrated with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which also helps lessen body roll.
The F Sport plan includes a mesh texture to the spindle grille, large fog light bezels with L-shaped chrome molding, a distinctive rear bumper treatment, 18-inch alloy wheels and black trim. Inside, the F Sport will have sport seats, a special steering wheel, 8-inch TFT color display screen for the driver 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 fall for December availability with prices revealed closer to the on-sale date.