Marcus De Guzman / Lexus | February 27, 2018 16:09
Lexus releases first images of all-new UX crossover
Is there still space for a smaller crossover in Lexus' lineup beside the NX? Yes there is.
After being teased by the Japanese luxury marque last week, Lexus has officially released new photos of the upcoming UX. Featuring a bold and stylish design, the Lexus UX is aimed squarely against the likes of the Audi Q2, BMW X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium crossovers.
Unlike the concept version which came with a radical design, Lexus opted to tone down the exterior looks of the UX which gives it a sleek and bold appearance. The front fascia is signature Lexus with its sweptback headlights, spindle front grill and low-slung bumper.
Giving the UX some muscle comes courtesy of flared wheel arches and large alloy wheels. Pictures of the UX's rear were not yet available although we do get to see that the UX comes with a sloping C-pillar. Also, thanks to the previous teaser photo from last week, we now know the UX will come with a distinct taillight design unlike anything Lexus has come up with.
Moving inside the cabin, the UX appears to feature a new cabin design as well as what appears to be a digital instrument panel. Also worth noting inside the UX is the use of what looks to be sport bucket seats. Given that this particular UX comes with a 'F Sport' badge, the UX shown here comes with all the bells and whistles available in an F Sport model.
Details about the UX's powertrain still remain a mystery. However, thanks to the blue Lexus badge seen up front, we now know that the UX will be available with a hybrid. There is no word if the UX can come with naturally-aspirated or turbocharged engines.
It will officially be making its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show come March.