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 department’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 salon.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based on the exact same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy design that incorporates the department’s prominent spindle grille style. Lexus states the underpinnings give the vehicle “exceptional body rigidness and a low center of mass for extraordinary handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit design concentrated on the driver, leaving the traveler area broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all essential vehicle functions within simple reach of the motorist. Utilizing traditional Japanese crafts as an inspiration for the interior design, the UX will be offered with an optional quilted leather interior and new trim surfaces, 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 rated at 176-horsepower overall output from a hybrid powertrain that incorporates the exact same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise gains from 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 provided with the department’s F Sport choice package that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to hone the vehicle’s handling. The F Sport option can be combined with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which also assists lessen body roll.
The F Sport plan 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 steering 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. customers 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 succumb to December schedule with rates announced closer to the on-sale date.