The new compact crossover Lexus UX (Lexus Uix) is officially presented at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 6, 2020, a year and a half after the public demonstration of the prototype Lexus UX Concept , which was lighted in autumn 2016 in Paris . In our review, the new Lexus UX 2019-2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, the technical specifications of the new Lexus model. The new Lexus UX SUV at the same time became the youngest crossover in the production line of the Japanese brand and the heir to the hybrid hatchback Lexus CT 200h . According to preliminary information, the launch of the new Lexus UX crossover on the world market and, of course, the Russian one, is scheduled for the second half of 2020 at a price of $ 32,000-33,000 for the basic version of the Lexus UX 200 and around $ 40000 for the hybrid Lexus UX 250h.
The smallest crossover Lexus with UX letters is the default compact SUV of the premium segment by default and will compete with such models as New Audi Q3 , BMW X1 , BMW X2 , Mercedes GLA , Infiniti QX30 and Range Rover Evoque . At the same Lexus UX can please potential buyers with large overall dimensions of the body, aggressive and brutal appearance, chic salon, the presence of the latest GA-C platform and advanced technical stuffing. Such an arsenal, in our opinion, will allow the new Lexus UX SUV to become a real best-seller of the class of premium subcompact SUVs and to repeat the commercial success of the elder brother of Lexus NX , which is sold in the full sense of the word with a bang.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Lexus UX 2019-2020 are 4495 mm in length, 1840 mm in width, 1520 mm in height, with 2640 mm of wheelbase.
For the crossover there are 4 variants of light-alloy 17-18 inch wheel disks.
Exterior design of the crossover Lexus UH series crossover was not as aggressive as the concept car of the same name, but bright and stylish details, of course, are present on the body of the novelty, like the proprietary Lexus falshradiator grille in the form of a huge coil for threads. The front part of the body of the small crossover Lexus is aggressive, predatory and purposeful. In the presence of a monumental bumper with grill falshradiatornoy grilles and large side air ducts, pointed headlamps LED lights with lightning daytime running lights, a bonnet with an original relief.
Side of the body of the Japanese compact crossover looks assembled, knocked down and solid. The side surfaces of the body are decorated with intricate broken ribs and vyshtampovki, and brutal wheel arches further emphasize the solid image of the novelty. A long hood, a flat roof line resting on neat front and powerful rear posts, doors with a high glazing line, lush forage – original, bright and stylish looks from the side of the Lexus UX.
The fodder for a compact SUV with cut edges of the bumper and rear fenders was awarded to Japanese designers by a chic LED chandelier with overall lighting technology. Spread out over the entire width of the body’s side lights consist of 120 LEDs. Their shape is optimized to the highest aerodynamic requirements, like the shape of the wheel rims, front and rear wings, the tailgate with a large spoiler.
It only remains to add that the steel body of the high and ultra high strength, as well as aluminum, from which the hood, wings and side doors are made, are widely used in the bodywork. But the tailgate is made of composite material.
The interior of the new Japanese compact SUV in general is very similar to the interiors of the older Lexus models, but … the novelty salon was not only created taking into account the maximum convenience in terms of ergonomics, but also received the original chips. The main highlight of the interior of the Lexus UH are the handles of the ventilation deflectors, which provide adjustment, both the air flow force and the direction. In this case, the pens are equipped with LED backlighting supplemented with a mirror substrate to ensure the effect of the depth of glow. Diodes are powered by a wireless circuit using electromagnetic resonance.
The salon also flaunts the virtual instrument panel, a compact multifunctional steering wheel with a plump rim, a multimedia complex with a 10.3-inch widescreen color display and a touch pad on the central tunnels for multimedia management, first-row comfort seats with power-adjustable, heated and ventilated rear seats Seats equipped with heating and ventilation, three zone climate control, as well as materials of finest quality.
- For Lexus UX, the latest version of the Lexus Safety System + safety system, the Lexus Co DRIVE system including Lane Tracing Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam and Adaptive High-beam System, as well as Road Sign Assist are available for Lexus UX.
Specifications Lexus UX 2019-2020 year.
The smallest crossover Lexus is built on the GA-C platform, which, by the way, is based on the hybrid hatchback Toyota Prius , the crossover Toyota C-HR and the new Toyota Auris generation. The GA-C is a platform for compact models built on the basis of the modular Toyota architecture TNGA. Thus, the compact crossover Lexus UX received a completely independent spring suspension of all wheels (front of the McPherson strut, and behind the two linkage scheme) and a drive to the front wheels. Only for the hybrid version of the SUV is an optional all-wheel drive E-Four with a separate electric motor on the rear axle.
From the start of sales, the smallest crossover of the Japanese brand Lexus is available in two versions: the base gasoline crossover Lexus UX 200 and the hybrid crossover Lexus UX 250h.
The Lexus UX 200 is equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, 171-horsepower Dynamic Force engine (13: 1 high compression ratio and 40% thermal efficiency) in the company with Direct Shift transmission, combining a mechanical first gear and a variator in its design.
Lexus UX 250h is equipped with a hybrid powerplant, which includes a 2.0-liter 145-horsepower Dynamic Force petrol engine (14: 1 compression ratio) and an electric motor. The total power of the hybrid plant of the fourth generation of 178 forces. There is an upgraded electromechanical variator and nickel-metal hydride traction batteries installed under the rear seats.