Lexus’s SUV schedule is getting its fifth participant in the form of the 2019 Lexus UX, a brand-new subcompact crossover that will port in somewhat listed below the likewise subcompact NX in price and dimension. It could be small, however it has huge, angular designing that appears to be its vital tool in the fight versus the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class and the BMW X1, a battle that will start when the UX strikes dealers in December.
2019 Lexus UX Review
The UX nameplate was first seen in 2016, when it adorned a radical-looking tiny crossover concept. The looks have actually been toned down rather for manufacturing, but the UX still has an in-your-face front end dominated by the acquainted Lexus pin grille and a lot of sharp lines and folds along its body sides.
It measures 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 substantially larger than the GLA, X1, and Audi Q3 in spite of being comparable in price to those German competitors.
Unlike the NX, which has foundations related to the Toyota RAV4’s, the UX trips on a variation of the Toyota New Global Style (TNGA) platform.
It has the same wheelbase as the Toyota C-HR, and it uses the exact same strut front and multilink rear suspension configurations as that version (and countless various other Toyota items that use this style).
Engine and Specs
Powertrains consist of a 168-hp 2.0-liter inline-four, which in the UX200 is paired with a constantly variable transmission (CVT)– not the most interesting combination when stacked up against the 200-hp-plus 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders found in the competition.
A minimum of Lexus asserts its brand-new Straight Change CVT improves power distribution, and this new engine needs to produce excellent EPA fuel-economy numbers.
Interestingly, four-wheel drive will be used only on the UX250h hybrid design. The gas-electric setup makes use of a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder incorporated with 2 electric motors, one powering the front axle and one driving the rear; total outcome is 176 horse power.
A new modern technology called Predictive Reliable Drive is said to evaluate aspects consisting of driving practices and web traffic problems to maximize the degree of charge in the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and that of the regenerative stopping system.
An F Sport version will be offered for both the four-cylinder UX200 and the hybrid UX250h; it consists of not just the expected aesthetic tweaks to the grille and bumpers however additionally modified springtimes and anti-roll bars, 18-inch wheels, and optional flexible dampers with firmness that can be changed by means of the driving modes.
We wonder to see the UX’s interior packaging provided its small footprint (Lexus has yet to release rear-seat room or cargo-space figures). The dashboard shows up to have an easy, flat oriented design with a row of physical switches listed below a huge display screen that’s presumably controlled by the most current variation of Lexus’s Remote Touch control interface.
Lexus will certainly provide quilted leather furniture as an alternative, as well as a brand-new trim pattern inspired by a kind of Japanese paper called washi. F Sporting activity models have their own certain pole position, steering wheel, and tool collection.
Thinking about 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 less expensive, with the crossbreed regulating a minor costs and fully equipped variations crossing the $40K mark.