Lexus has taken the covers of its newest 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 salon.
2019 Lexus UX Design
Based on the same platform as the Toyota C-HR, the 2019 Lexus UX has an edgy design that incorporates the department’s prominent spindle grille theme. Lexus says the foundations give the vehicle “exceptional body rigidity and a low center of gravity for exceptional handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit style concentrated on the chauffeur, leaving the traveler area large and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” principle puts all key vehicle functions within easy reach of the motorist. Using conventional Japanese crafts as an inspiration for the interior style, 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 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 incorporates the exact 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 provided with the division’s F Sport choice plan that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular 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 likewise assists reduce body roll.
The F Sport package 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, an unique steering wheel, 8-inch TFT color display 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 during the New York Auto Show in April. The 2019 Lexus UX 200 and 250h start production this fall for December schedule with pricing revealed closer to the on-sale date.