Lexus has taken the wraps of its latest crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry positioned 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 a principle at the Paris beauty salon.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based upon the same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy style that incorporates the department’s prominent spindle grille style. Lexus states the foundations provide the vehicle “extraordinary body rigidity and a low center of mass for exceptional handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit design concentrated on the motorist, leaving the guest area broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all crucial vehicle functions within simple reach of the chauffeur. Using traditional Japanese crafts as a motivation for the interior design, the UX will be 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 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 includes the exact 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 used with the department’s F Sport choice plan that features a performance-oriented suspension with specific spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to hone the vehicle’s handling. The F Sport alternative can be combined with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which also helps 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, an unique rear bumper treatment, 18-inch alloy wheels and black trim. Inside, the F Sport will have sport seats, an unique 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 very 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 pricing revealed closer to the on-sale date.