The 2019 Lexus UX made its European debut at the Paris Motor Show this month. The new model will launch in the old continent next year.
Speaking on the design of the 2019 Lexus UX, Chika Kako, executive vice president of Lexus International and chief engineer of the UX, said
The Lexus UX is designed for the modern urban explorer seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving. We designed the UX to appeal to buyers in their 30s who seek not only what is new and exciting, but what is also relevant to their lifestyles.
Taking centre stage on the front-end of the 2019 Lexus UX is the signature Spindle Grille. It is flanked by sleek headlamps that hold triple projectors and L-shaped LED DRL. The bumper holds large air vents and small fog lamps. In the side profile, the UX sports squarish wheel arch cladding, small DLO, and a thick C-pillar. The major highlight of the rear-end is a full-width LED taillight strip with pointed ends.
The interior of the 2019 Lexus UX seems to be heavily inspired by the cabin of the Lexus LC. The dashboard carries a high-set touchscreen infotainment unit that flanks a virtual instrument cluster. An interesting detail is a small analogue clock that infuses some classiness into the design.
The 2019 Lexus UX is available in two variants - UX 200 and UX 250h. The former employs a 2.0-litre petrol engine is coupled with a new Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (D-CVT). The latter features a self-charging hybrid powertrain along with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine.