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, the UX will not only be their first Lexus, but also their first luxury vehicle. Once it arrives here at Lexus of Las Vegas this December, the UX 200 will have a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $32,000*. The UX 250h will follow in January 2019 with a starting MSRP of $34,000*, adding all-wheel drive, increased power and better fuel efficiency, for only $2,000* more.
Chika Kako, executive vice president of Lexus International and chief engineer of the UX, states “We designed the UX to appeal to young buyers who seek not only what is new and exciting, but what is also relevant to their lifestyles.”
The vehicle’s basic form flows out from the lines of the signature grille to envelop the cabin. Crisp, prominent sculpted surfaces and dramatically flared front and rear fenders reflect the robust inspiration, while an aerodynamic profile, large wheels pushed to the corners, and an impressive front fascia create the agile, sporty stance.
Takumi (Japanese for “artisan”) clay modelers worked with design and engineering to refine all exterior surfaces of the UX. Their work was crucial to refining surfaces down to the 0.01 mm level, pushing the boundaries for what could be produced in the body-stamping presses.
Lexus designed the UX cabin to evoke the feel of a luxury sedan, but with the higher seating position and versatility experienced in a crossover. The materials and workmanship are pure Lexus, combining Japanese traditions in craftsmanship and hospitality with innovative production techniques.
At the same time, the UX interior design creates a sense of security suggested by the exterior’s inspiration. As one example, the form of the interior door shoulders evokes a robust frame, expressing a secure feeling inside the vehicle.
Lexus designers created a cabin atmosphere with a “wow factor” and depth of quality that will be especially apparent to those buying a luxury-brand vehicle for the first time. LED cabin lighting is one example; white LEDs illuminate the front footwells, glovebox, console switches and also serve as the dome light, map lights and cargo area light.
As another example, each of the UX’s air vents uses a new single-knob control for airflow direction and volume; by combining the two functions in a single control, the air passages of each vent could be enlarged, improving airflow while reducing noise.
If you are as excited about the new Lexus UX as we are then contact us today and reserve one now. The hottest segment in the luxury market is about to get a new leader: the Lexus UX.