Lexus has actually taken the wraps of its newest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed below the NX in the high-end department’s line. The UX is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, some 18 months after its look as a principle at the Paris beauty parlor.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based upon the very same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy design that includes the division’s prominent spindle grille style. Lexus says the underpinnings offer the vehicle “exceptional body rigidness and a low center of gravity for remarkable handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit style focused on the chauffeur, leaving the passenger area broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” idea puts all essential vehicle functions within easy reach of the chauffeur. Using standard Japanese crafts as a motivation for the interior style, the UX will be offered with an optional quilted leather interior and brand-new trim finishes, one that mimics the grain of Japanese paper.
2019 Lexus UX Engine
The 2019 Lexus UX will be provided in two 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 ranked at 176-horsepower overall 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 also 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 alternative can be combined with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which likewise helps reduce 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 steering wheel, 8-inch TFT color display screen for the motorist and aluminum sport pedals and foot rest.
2019 Lexus UX Release Date and Price
U.S. clients will get their very first in-person look at the vehicle during the New York Auto Show in April. The 2019 Lexus UX 200 and 250h start production this fall for December availability with rates announced closer to the on-sale date.