Lexus, the luxury car brand wing of Japanese carmaker Toyota is working on the new model 2019 Lexus UX. The upcoming model will be based on the UX concept which was showcased at the Paris Motor Show last year. There the futuristic looking concept vehicle managed to turn many heads and Lexus has said it is now heading to production.
Upon release, the car will lock horns with competitors like Audi Q2, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and BMW X1. Yoshihiro Sawa, Lexus International’s Executive VP confirmed its launch in near future.
2019 Lexus UX – Luxurious Styling
The 2019 Lexus UX will be aimed at peppy urban buyers. Some design styling changes from the concept are expected. However, the Lexus is not likely to make the production versions with lots of changes. It did not make any alterations to the design of LC flagship coupe as it is. There will be a fusion of sharp creases and curves on the exterior.
The sleek headlamps and huge grille lend it a menacing and space-age look. It will be offered as a luxurious version of the C-HR compact vehicle. However, the cabin will undergo some changes. It will be a 4 seater vehicle and not much is known about cargo space. It may be offered in some trims but details are not clear at this moment.lenty of modern safety features
Plenty of Modern Safety Features
Like most of its larger siblings, the upcoming 2019 Lexus UX will be laden with plenty of modern safety features. It will also get a lot of amenities- much like a luxury subcompact vehicle. So, it will get a lot of airbags, and feature like stability control, rearview camera, traction control and lane keep assist. The new era collision avoidance technologies may also be used in it. A few safety features may also be offered as an option.
As for amenities, you can expect dual zone climate control, premium sound system, ambient lighting, heated seats etc. However, the features will vary across trims. Lexus may also pack in standalone upgrade options like sunroof and heated steering wheel.
2019 Lexus UX – Engine Expectations
Not much is known about the powertrain to be used in the 2019 Lexus UX. However, both gasoline and hybrid versions can be expected. The Lexus and parent brand Toyota is introducing hybrid powertrain across the line-up and UX may get one too. The base trim may get the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 2.0-liter I4 used in the new C-HR may be used but its output will definitely get a boost. Fuel economy will also be a priority.
Pricing and Availability of the 2019 Lexus UX
As of now, the pricing of upcoming Lexus UX is not known. However, it is likely to be priced under $35.000. The release date should be sometime in late 2018.
The upcoming Lexus UX is going to be an interesting luxury vehicle. The design is eye-catching and it is expected to be laden with several modern amenities. Not much is known about the powertrain and cabin at this moment. However, with right pricing it can pose the stiff challenge to segment rivals.