Lexus has taken the covers of its newest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry positioned listed below the NX in the high-end 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 beauty parlor.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based upon the very same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy style that integrates the division’s popular spindle grille style. Lexus states the underpinnings give the vehicle “exceptional 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 space broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” principle puts all essential vehicle functions within simple reach of the motorist. Using traditional Japanese crafts as an inspiration for the interior design, the UX will be readily available with an optional quilted leather interior and new trim surfaces, one that simulates the grain of Japanese paper.
2019 Lexus UX Engine
The 2019 Lexus UX will be provided in 2 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 rated at 176-horsepower total output from a hybrid powertrain that integrates the same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise takes advantage of a second electrical motor on the rear axle offering it all-wheel drive ability.
2019 Lexus UX F Sport Option
The 2019 Lexus UX will also be used with the department’s F Sport alternative bundle that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to hone the vehicle’s handling. The F Sport choice can be integrated with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which likewise helps decrease body roll.
The F Sport bundle includes a mesh texture to the spindle grille, large 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 distinct wheel, 8-inch TFT color 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 take a 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 availability with rates announced closer to the on-sale date.