Lexus has taken the covers of its newest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed 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 look as a concept at the Paris beauty 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 department’s popular spindle grille style. Lexus states the foundations provide the vehicle “remarkable body rigidness and a low center of gravity for extraordinary handling.” Inside, the cabin has a cockpit style concentrated on the chauffeur, leaving the guest space large and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” principle puts all key vehicle functions within simple reach of the driver. Using conventional Japanese crafts as an inspiration for the interior style, the UX will be available with an optional quilted leather interior and new trim finishes, one that mimics the grain of Japanese paper.
2019 Lexus UX Engine
The 2019 Lexus UX will be used 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 integrates the exact same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise gains from a second electrical motor on the rear axle providing it all-wheel drive ability.
2019 Lexus UX F Sport Option
The 2019 Lexus UX will likewise be provided with the department’s F Sport choice bundle that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to sharpen the vehicle’s handling. The F Sport option can be integrated with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which likewise helps minimize body roll.
The F Sport package includes a mesh texture to the spindle grille, large 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 distinct steering wheel, 8-inch TFT color display screen for the chauffeur and aluminum sport pedals and foot rest.
2019 Lexus UX Release Date and Price
U.S. customers will get their 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 succumb to December schedule with pricing announced closer to the on-sale date.