Lexus has taken the wraps of its latest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed listed below the NX in the luxury department’s line. The UX is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Program, some 18 months after its appearance as a principle at the Paris salon.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based on the exact same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy style that incorporates the division’s popular spindle grille style. Lexus says the foundations offer the vehicle “remarkable body rigidness and a low center of mass for remarkable handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit design concentrated on the driver, leaving the passenger area broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all crucial vehicle functions within simple reach of the motorist. Utilizing traditional Japanese crafts as a motivation for the interior style, the UX will be readily available with an optional quilted leather interior and new trim finishes, one that simulates 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 includes the exact same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise gains from a second electric motor on the rear axle offering 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 plan 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 helps decrease body roll.
The F Sport package includes a mesh texture to the spindle grille, big fog light bezels with L-shaped chrome molding, a distinct rear bumper treatment, 18-inch alloy wheels and black trim. Inside, the F Sport will have sport seats, an unique 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. consumers 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 accessibility with rates revealed closer to the on-sale date.