Published on November 29th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


Lexus UX in Japanese Showrooms Today

The all-new Lexus UX goes on sale today at all Lexus dealerships across Japan. The 2019 UX is the first Lexus developed to use the new Global Architecture-Compact (GA-C) platform. A lightweight yet super-rigid structure, 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 UX embraces the latest powertrain technology, underscored by a new 2.0-liter direct-injection inline-4 engine and a 2.0-liter hybrid system.

With the latest version of Lexus Safety System+, which includes Lane Tracing Assist, the UX ensures that all passengers travel with the assurance of the most advanced safety technology.

Arrowhead-shaped clearance lamps located immediately above the headlamps, which feature three LED bulbs, render an aggressive front fascia. The eye-catching Lexus spindle grille features a block-style mesh that changes shape depending on the viewing angle. The UX’s rear adopts the “spindle” theme, demonstrating a sharp, tight nature. The wing-like rear combination lamp marries the left and right lamp housing to form one complete unit.

Designers strived to create a seamless continuity between the inside and outside of the UX akin to traditional Japanese architectural concepts; the upper section of the instrument panel appears to extend out beyond the windshield into the fenders, delivering an excellent field of vision and a clear sense of the tire placement.

The UX was designed to encourage the driver to focus on driving, with all controls and gauges strategically placed for optimal efficiency.

The F SPORT’s exterior can be distinguished from standard models by its unique side grille, newly-designed F mesh pattern, and custom alloy wheels that have been color coordinated with the jet-black elements of the lower part of the vehicle, including the revised front and rear bumpers.

Inside the cabin, special seats, a steering wheel, and gauges evoke a high level of sportiness. The F SPORT exhibits a solid ride quality and enhanced handling, derived from its linear solenoid AVS system that controls damping force to the finest degree, a performance rod at the front of the vehicle, and a performance damper at the rear.

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