The 2019 Lexus UX200 is officially here. The brand-new luxury crossover is part of the lineup for the next season. It will take a position under the NX as the smallest SUV from Lexus. We knew the UX is ready for launch. Also, the UX 200 was expected as the base model and UX250h as a hybrid. Now, everything is official and we can search for details about the new crossover.
What do we miss after the premiere of the 2019 Lexus UX200? Price. The company came out with specs and details about design and packages. But, we still don’t know how much it will cost us. Also, the release date is not precise. So, there are enough things left for speculations.
2019 Lexus UX200 Engine, Transmission, Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Lexus UX200 is a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. This is the same unit Toyota C-HR is using. But, for its Lexus sibling, the output and fuel efficiency will receive a boost. Precise details about mileage are not available. On the other hand, the horsepower rating is 168 hp or 24 more than its sibling can offer. Better mileage is also achieved thanks to the new tuning of transmission. The CVT now works smoother right from the stop.
The smallest crossover in the family got the special hybrid system. Thanks to an electric motor, the engine can produce 8 more horses. Also, the battery gives more energy at lower speeds, resulting in a better mileage in urban areas. On the highway, more power is supplied from the conventional drivetrain. So, the mileage of 2019 Lexus UX200 and UX250h will be the same at speeds over 45 mph.
2019 Lexus UX200 Design
The 2019 Lexus UX200 will carry characteristic spindle grille. This makes Lexus’ vehicles distinctive and eye-catching. Well, the subcompact crossover is very similar to its bigger brothers. But, everything is smaller. Total length is just 177 inches.
More interesting features we can find inside the vehicle. The company paid a lot of attention to safety. For example, pre-collision alert can identify pedestrians. Hybrid models will get a special system that will recognize driving habits and improve fuel economy.
2019 Lexus UX200 F Sport
Both regular and hybrid crossover is getting an F Sport version. Special package includes both visual and performance upgrades. Unique front and rear fascia with 18-inch wheels make this model more distinctive. Inside, everything is sporty – seats, steering wheel, and pedals. There will be some other interesting features that will boost the overall impression of the 2019 Lexus UX200 F Sport.
2019 Lexus UX200 Release Date and Price
The crossover had a debut at the latest Geneva Auto Show. But, we will have to wait until the late fall to see it in dealerships. The entire lineup will be launched at once. So, we will see together 2019 Lexus UX200, UX250h, and F Sport trim for both versions.
Well, this is where the official info ends. Lexus did not give us any hint about the price. But, being the smallest vehicle in the family means the cheapest cost for buyers. Compact NX 300 can be bought for $35,000. The 2019 Lexus UX200 will be between $32,000-33,000. That is exactly the cost of its main rivals, Volvo XC40 and Audi Q3.