Lexus was hiding well their new product. While all attention was on the third row if the company’s biggest vehicle LX or facelift of the best-selling RX, Toyota’s luxury branch suddenly added a new player. It is a 2019 Lexus UX – the subcompact crossover that will be smaller than NX.
What does the arrival of 2019 Lexus UX means? Things are getting serious here. Until a few years ago, Lexus was not so popular. However, new design and attractive appearance lured buyers to trust them. Now, with the new subcompact crossover, the lineup is complete. Lexus positions UX at the slot of the smallest SUV. We already have compact NX, mid-size RX, and GX, while the LX is the largest crossover with L badge. That is not all. The 2019 Lexus UX will get a hybrid version. All in all, the vehicle worth of waiting, and the SUV that will make an immediate impact on the market.
2019 Lexus UX Specs
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is a base for all variants. And there will be three types of 2019 Lexus UX – standard, turbo, and hybrid.
Let’s start with the base model. It will be the 2019 Lexus UX 200. A four-pot drivetrain is delivering 168 horses paired to a CVT gearbox. This one is not the combination available for a turbo engine. Instead, Direct Shift function boosts the continuously variable automatic transmission to deliver smoother gear change for the same engine. Of course, the turbocharger will make it more potent than on the standard Lexus UX.
2019 Lexus UX 250h Hybrid
Again, we can meet the same drivetrain. Once more it is the standard mill for the hybrid drivetrain. So, the 2019 Lexus UX 250h combines a 2.0-liter engine with two electric motors. Each axle is getting one of them, making this version an AWD model with an output of 175 horsepower. A lot of improvements and innovations are there as well. The company presented the predictive drive for better efficiency. The system will remember habits and use them to improve the fuel economy of electric motors while braking and accelerating.
2019 Lexus UX F Sport
Top of the class level will be the 2019 Lexus UX F Sport. However, this is not the performance-oriented version. Instead, the F Sport will boost the appearance of both standard and hybrid models. First of all, it brings larger wheels. Of course, revisit of the grille and bumpers will make front fascia much more aggressive. The same F Sport will do on the back.
The 2019 Lexus UX brings some new features we can’t see on other crossovers from the same company. Whatsoever, existing praised accessories can expect updates. A simple dashboard is easy to use. Buttons, gauges, infotainment screen are there with the transparent layout. Of course, F Sport will have a lot of unique features, but the company is not unveiling details.
2019 Lexus UX Pricing
The company is not out yet on the pricing list. Comparing to its siblings, we believe the 2019 Lexus UX will start from around $33,000. It is $4,000 less than the NX compact SUV. With all additions, the cost of the new Lexus UX F Sport will go over $40,000.