Published on September 13th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
The Lexus UX Crossover is Primed for Launch in the US
Lexus, an innovator in luxury utility vehicles, introduces its newest addition to the lineup, the 2019 UX. It offers the brand’s innovative luxury and safety in a package that combines charismatic new design elements and ultra-efficient new powertrains. For many customers, the UX will not only be their first Lexus, but also their first luxury vehicle.
The UX name is derived from the design team’s guiding concept and describes the vehicle’s mission: Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX.
Infused with dynamic attitude, the 2019 Lexus UX is engineered to deliver quick and engaging driving with a Lexus-smooth demeanor, making it a unique entry in the luxury compact crossover segment.
The 2019 UX is the first Lexus constructed on the new Global Architecture Compact (GA-C) platform. A lightweight yet super-rigid structure, extremely low center of gravity and refined suspension tuning endow the UX with exemplary handling agility and ride comfort, along with a distinctive driving personality.
The 2019 Lexus UX is available in two versions: the front-wheel drive UX 200 introduces a new high-efficiency 2-liter, four-cylinder engine coupled with a new 10-speed Direct Shift Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (DCVT),while the all-wheel drive UX 250h pairs an even higher-efficiency version of the 2.0-liter petrol engine with a new fourth-generation hybrid drive system engineered specifically for this platform.