Lexus has taken the covers of its newest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed listed below the NX in the high-end department’s line. The UX is making its world launching at the Geneva Motor Show, some 18 months after its look as a concept at the Paris hair salon.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based on the very same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy style that integrates the division’s prominent spindle grille theme. Lexus states the foundations give the vehicle “remarkable body rigidity and a low center of mass for remarkable handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit design focused on the motorist, leaving the passenger space wide and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all essential vehicle functions within simple reach of the driver. Using standard Japanese crafts as a motivation for the interior design, the UX will be offered with an optional quilted leather interior and new trim finishes, one that imitates 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 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 integrates the very same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h also takes advantage of 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 division’s F Sport alternative bundle that features a performance-oriented suspension with specific 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 assists reduce body roll.
The F Sport bundle consists of a mesh texture to the spindle grille, big fog light bezels with L-shaped chrome molding, a distinctive 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 screen for the motorist 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 throughout 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.