Lexus has taken the covers of its most current crossover SUV, the 2019 Lexus UX, a subcompact entry placed below the NX in the luxury division’s line. The UX is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Program, some 18 months after its appearance as a concept at the Paris beauty salon.
Based upon 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 states the underpinnings provide the automobile “exceptional body rigidity and a low center of mass for extraordinary handling.”
Inside, the cabin has a cockpit design concentrated on the driver, leaving the guest space broad and open. Lexus calls it a “seat-in-control” concept puts all crucial automobile functions within simple reach of the chauffeur. Using conventional Japanese crafts as a motivation for the interior design, the UX will be readily available with an optional quilted leather interior and brand-new trim surfaces, one that imitates the grain of Japanese paper.
The 2019 Lexus UX will be used in 2 designs, 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 incorporates the same 2.0-liter engine. The UX 250h likewise takes advantage of a 2nd electrical motor on the rear axle giving it all-wheel drive capability.
The 2019 Lexus UX will likewise be used with the division’s F Sport option package that features a performance-oriented suspension with particular spring, stabilizer bar and shock tuning to hone the lorry’s handling. The F Sport option can be combined with an Adaptive Variable Suspension system, which also assists minimize 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 distinct 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 chauffeur and aluminum sport pedals and foot rest.
U.S. clients will get their first in-person take a 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 rates announced closer to the on-sale date.