Lexus UX

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Lexus UX (ZA10)
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2018 Lexus UX 250h F-Sport (MZAH10)
Overview
ManufacturerLexus (Toyota)
ProductionDecember 2018 – present[1]
Model years2019–present
AssemblyJapan: Miyawaka, Fukuoka (Miyata plant)[1]
DesignerChika Kako (2013)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
PlatformTNGA: GA-C[3]
RelatedToyota C-HR
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) (M20A-FKS)
  • 131 kW (176 hp; 178 PS) (M20A-FXS)
TransmissionCVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,640 mm (103.9 in)[4]
Length4,495 mm (177.0 in)
Width1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Height1,540 mm (60.6 in)

The Lexus UX (Japanese: レクサス・UX, Rekusasu UX) is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV from Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota. It was introduced at the March 2018 Geneva Motor Show as the smallest crossover model in Lexus' lineup, slotted below the compact NX.[5] The name UX stands for Urban Explorer.[3]

According to Lexus, the vehicle has a “bold and stylish design that blends expressive bodywork with a compact size”. Lexus espouses the UX’s “crossover credentials” via “exceptional body rigidity and a low center of gravity for exceptional handling”.[5]

The UX comes equipped with Lexus Safety System+ 2.0.

Variants[edit]

UX 200[edit]

The UX 200 is powered by a 2.0 L M20A-FKS I4 petrol engine mated with a Direct Shift continuously variable transmission/CVT.[6][7]

UX 250h[edit]

The UX 250h is powered by a 2.0 L M20A-FXS I4 petrol hybrid engine mated with a CVT. It will be available in both front-wheel-drive or E-Four all-wheel-drive system.[6][8]

Production[edit]

For North America, the production of UX started in the fourth quarter of 2018[9][4] and sales commenced in December[10][11][4][12] for the 2019 model year. European and Australian models will be imported from Japan.[citation needed]

Markets[edit]

The UX is a global model and will be introduced in 80 countries worldwide.[13]

North America[edit]

US[edit]

The UX will be the first Lexus to offer subscription service. It was launched in December 2018.[14][15][16][17]

Asia[edit]

The UX made its Asian debut at the August 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in South Tangerang along with the seventh generation ES.[18] The UX was previewed in Malaysia during the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show[19] and was launched in Singapore with two variants: UX 200 and UX 250h at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show.[20]

India[edit]

Indian sales will begin in August 2019.[21]

Europe[edit]

European sales began in October 2018.[22]

Australia[edit]

Australian sales begin in the first quarter of 2019.[23]

Concept model[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Toyota starts production of all-new Lexus UX small SUV in Japan". US: MarkLines. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  2. ^ "Creating the New Lexus UX: Chief Engineer Chika Kako on the Influences Behind Lexus's Urban Crossover" (Press release). UK: Lexus. 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  3. ^ a b "World Debut of the Lexus UX, a New Genre of Crossover" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ a b c "2019 Lexus UX SUV - slots under NX, 2.0 NA, hybrid". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  5. ^ a b "GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: Lexus UX compact SUV revealed". Motoring. Australia. 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  6. ^ a b "Introducing the Lexus UX 200 & UX 250h" (Press release). US: Toyota. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-08-09 – via Lexus Enthusiast.
  7. ^ Wardlaw, Christian (2018-03-06). "First Look: 2019 Lexus UX". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  8. ^ "World Debut of the Lexus UX, a New Genre of Crossover" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  9. ^ Padeanu, Adrian (2018-03-28). "Lexus UX Celebrates U.S. Debut At New York Auto Show". Motor1. US. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  10. ^ TFLnow (2018-03-30). Is the 2019 Lexus UX the Next Best Crossover For Urban Dwellers?. Retrieved 2018-04-04 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Johnston, Mike (2018-04-03). "Lexus UX Crossover bows in New York". Wheels. Canada. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  12. ^ "Lexus UX Unveiled, Due in U.S. in December". wardsauto.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  13. ^ McIntosh, Jil (2018-03-07). "The Lexus UX stuffs more luxury and tech into a smaller package". Driving. Canada. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  14. ^ Schweinsberg, Christie (2018-03-05). "Lexus UX Unveiled, Due in U.S. in December". WardsAuto. US. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  15. ^ Padeanu, Adrian (2018-03-28). "Lexus UX Celebrates U.S. Debut At New York Auto Show". Motor1. US. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  16. ^ Pleskot, Kelly (2018-03-06). "2019 Lexus UX First Look". Motortrend. US. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  17. ^ "All-new Lexus UX Crossover arrives in New York for North American debut". Automotive World. US. 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  18. ^ Arif, Hariawan (2018-08-02). "GIIAS 2018: Lexus Luncurkan ES Dan Perkenalkan UX Nan Mewah" [GIIAS 2018: Lexus Launches ES and Introduces UX Luxury]. Otodriver (in Indonesian). Indonesia. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  19. ^ "KLIMS18: Lexus UX crossover previewed in Malaysia". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  20. ^ "Lexus UX premium crossover launched by Borneo Motors in Singapore". Torque. 2019-01-13. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  21. ^ "Lexus UX Price in India, Review, Pics, Specs & Mileage". CarDekho. India. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  22. ^ Bolduc, Douglas A. (2018-03-12). "Lexus expects Europe to be top market for UX". Automotive News. Europe. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  23. ^ McCowen, David (2018-03-06). "New Lexus UX confirmed for 2019 arrival". Drive. Retrieved 2018-04-20.