Lexus has actually taken the wraps of its most current crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed listed below the NX in the luxury division’s line. The UX is making its world launching at the Geneva Motor Show, some 18 months after its appearance as an idea at the Paris hair salon.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based upon the exact same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy design that integrates the division’s prominent spindle grille style. Lexus says the foundations give the vehicle “remarkable body rigidity and a low center of mass for extraordinary handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit design focused on the motorist, leaving the guest space large and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” principle puts all crucial vehicle functions within simple reach of the chauffeur. Utilizing traditional Japanese crafts as an inspiration for the interior design, 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 offered 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 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 ability.
2019 Lexus UX F Sport Option
The 2019 Lexus UX will likewise be used with the division’s F Sport alternative plan that features a performance-oriented suspension with specific 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 minimize 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, a special wheel, 8-inch TFT color display for the motorist and aluminum sport pedals and foot rest.
2019 Lexus UX Release Date and Price
U.S. consumers will get their first in-person 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 schedule with rates revealed closer to the on-sale date.