Lexus’s SUV lineup is obtaining its 5th member through the 2019 Lexus UX, a new subcompact crossover that will certainly slot in slightly below the additionally subcompact NX in price and size. It might be tiny, however it has huge, angular designing that appears to be its essential tool in the battle versus the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class and the BMW X1, a battle that will begin when the UX strikes car dealerships in December.
2019 Lexus UX Review
The UX nameplate wased initially seen in 2016, when it embellished a radical-looking tiny crossover idea. The looks have been toned down rather for production, but the UX still has an in-your-face front end dominated by the acquainted Lexus pin grille and lots of sharp lines and creases along its body sides.
It gauges 177.0 inches long and has a 103.9-inch wheelbase– 0.8 inch and 5.3 inches tighter compared to the measurements of the NX, which itself is considerably larger than the GLA, X1, and Audi Q3 in spite of being comparable in price to those German competitors.
Unlike the NX, which has underpinnings connected to the Toyota RAV4’s, the UX flights on a version of the Toyota New Global Style (TNGA) platform. It has the very same wheelbase as the Toyota C-HR, and it utilizes the exact same strut front and multilink rear suspension setups as that design (and various other Toyota items that utilize this style).
Engine and Specs
Powertrains include a 168-hp 2.0-liter inline-four, which in the UX200 is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)– not one of the most amazing combination when compared to the 200-hp-plus 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders found in the competition.
At the very least Lexus declares its new Straight Change CVT enhances power shipment, and this brand-new engine must make for good EPA fuel-economy numbers.
Remarkably, four-wheel drive will certainly be used just on the UX250h crossbreed model. The gas-electric configuration makes use of a brand-new 2.0-liter four-cylinder combined with 2 electrical motors, one powering the front axle and one driving the rear; total outcome is 176 horsepower.
A brand-new technology called Predictive Effective Drive is said to examine variables consisting of driving practices and traffic conditions to optimize the degree of charge in the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack which of the regenerative braking system.
An F Sport variation will certainly be offered for both the four-cylinder UX200 and the crossbreed UX250h; it includes not just the anticipated visual tweaks to the grille and bumpers yet likewise changed springs and anti-sway bars, 18-inch wheels, and optional adaptive dampers with firmness that can be changed by means of the driving settings.
We wonder to see the UX’s interior packaging offered its small impact (Lexus has yet to release rear-seat area or cargo-space numbers). The control panel shows up to have a basic, horizontally drivened design with a row of physical buttons below a huge display screen that’s most likely controlled by the most recent version of Lexus’s Remote Touch control user interface.
Lexus will certainly offer quilted leather furniture as an option, as well as a new trim pattern influenced by a sort of Japanese paper called washi. F Sporting activity designs have their own specific front seats, guiding wheel, and tool collection.
Taking into consideration that the NX starts at almost $37,000 for a front-wheel-drive NX300 and $39,000 for an all-wheel-drive NX300h crossbreed, we anticipate the UX200 to come in around $5000 more affordable, with the crossbreed commanding a slight costs and well-equipped versions crossing the $40K mark.