At the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Lexus will enter new territory, unleashing their first-ever small crossover SUV.
A first glimpse reveals the UX’s bold design and SUV-inspired styling, combining powerful bodywork within a compact form.
Crossover credentials are signalled by its muscular lines and high beltline. Underneath, an all-new platform gives the UX exceptional body rigidity and a low centre of gravity, delivering the agile handling of a hatchback.
Inside the cabin, a driver-focused cockpit is combined with a commanding, ultra-wide view of the road and elevated driving position. The UX interior is rich with Lexus superior craftsmanship and technology features, heralding an uncompromising new benchmark for crossover luxury, style and performance.
A stylish and distinctive exterior design makes the UX unique in its class, combining a secure and spacious feel within a condensed form.
Inside the cabin, a driver-focused cockpit is combined with a commanding, ultra-wide view of the road and elevated driving position.
As the first Lexus to be built on the new global architecture platform (GA-C) the UX boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class and exceptional body rigidity, delivering an agile, hatchback-like driving experience.
Inside, Lexus craftsmanship and quality is evident. The UX includes new trim options inspired by the grain of Japanese paper as well as traditional sashiko leather upholstery quilting.
A new, fourth generation self-charging hybrid system lies at the heart of the UX 250h, with higher efficiency and a more powerful electric motor. Prepare to challenge your expectations of hybrid driving.
Challenging everything that went before it, the all-new Lexus UX crossover juxtaposes bold urban design with unmistakable strength. Side on, its sculpted body expresses pure and dynamic lines.
To the front, the distinctive signature grille displays an intriguing mesh pattern that gradually changes shape outwards from the central Lexus badge, while triple-LED headlights are enhanced by arrowhead-shaped daytime running lights.
Seeking to innovate, the UX design team developed many aerodynamic breakthroughs. These include a fin on the rear combination light that helps stabilise the vehicle in crosswinds and stepped wheel arch mouldings to improve handling around corners.
For the all-new Lexus UX crossover, our creative team set out to eliminate the conventional boundaries between exterior and interior design.
In the driver’s seat where the instrument panel appears to continue through the windscreen into the bonnet. This clever effect enables the driver to better sense the size of the vehicle which, combined with excellent front visibility, makes it easy to manoeuvre in the city.
The theme continues with ‘Takumi’-crafted ‘sashiko’ leather upholstery, a stitching technique used to strengthen Judo and Kendo uniforms. Additionally, one of the UX’s trim options displays the delicate paper pattern of ‘shoji’ sliding doors that are often seen in Japanese homes.
Starting from scratch, with a brand new chassis and suspension, the UX’s rigid body and low centre of gravity make it an agile and fun to drive crossover. Power comes from a choice of two advanced drivetrains: a Self-Charging Hybrid in the UX 250h that delivers low emissions and is also available with All-Wheel Drive, or the lively petrol-powered UX 200.
Featuring many innovative technologies like Panoramic View Monitor and a world-class Mark Levinson® Premium Surround system, all UX models are fitted with Lexus Safety System + as standard. This includes a Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection; Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Tracing Assist to help you stay on course; Adaptive High-beam System for enhanced vision at night; and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which regulates your speed to that of the vehicle in front.
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