2019 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h crossovers revealed at Geneva Motor Show

In the new Geneva International Motor Show, the company`s introduces many new sedans, SUVs, and pickups, one of the most anticipated models is the upcoming 2019 Lexus UX, a highly rated, stylish, five-seat crossover. This model is the first in company`s line that will be sitting on the new platform GA-C and it will be available in two models UX 200 and UX 250h.

However, the new model will slot under the NX crossover, which means it will be more affordable as a result. Also, it is very close in size with models like GLA-Class and the BMW X1.

2019 Lexus UX

2019 Lexus UX Unique Design

The new photos showed us a new stylized LED taillights and roof rails that boost aerodynamic look a bit more. Also, a stoplight is placed under the spoiler and Lexus is using already familiar scheme with the UX. This model is UX 250h, that means the options are gasoline and hybrid models, but it also tells us more about its design. The badge is placed between the taillights and the fender flares look great.

The wheelbase looks smaller and that should improve interior space. The shape of 2019 Lexus UX looks more conservative than it should, so the interior space is maybe a priority. Not everyone will agree if Lexus is providing the best design, but one thing is for sure, it’s unique. As for the size, this urban 2019 Lexus UX SUV will measure 177-inch overall length and wheelbase is 103.9 inches. However, the NX model is little bigger with 182.6 lengths and 104.7-inch of wheelbase. The company claims that will SUV easily fit in parking space. This model comes with 18-inch wheels. However, one can also choose special 17-inch wheels that will increase airflow for better cooling.

2019 Lexus UX Interior

The infotainment system is updated and it comes with more user-friendly controls. If we look at the cabin of the new model it will feature a colorful touchscreen. However, the newest model 2019 Lexus UX is a five-passenger crossover, and even the rear seats are very comfortable. Heated and vented seats are expected, but only as an option, something Lexus is doing over the years.

The sound system is Mark Levinson and is also optional, and features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will probably not make the list. Cargo room is average for the crossover segment, so larger families that are planning a vacation over the weekend should think twice. But the seats are folding and it will generate more cargo space. One will get impressive 27.1 cubic feet behind the second row.

F Sport Package

However, both models UX 200 and UX 250h can be optioned with F Sport package. This package will bring unique styling, especially front fascia will be more attractive with the contentious spindle grill. Also, with this package, one will get sports seats with F Sport logo on it, black headliner, aluminum pedals, tuned suspension, adaptive variable suspension, Brembo brakes, exclusive rear bumper design, black trim, all season tires and unique steering wheel with the logo of F Sport.

2019 Lexus UX interior

2019 Lexus UX 200 model

Having in mind that the 2019 Lexus UX is made on NX scheme, we can conclude that two diesel engines and one hybrid are included. We can’t say for sure what is under the hood, but the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain is the most probable choice in the model UX 200. This unit will produce 168 HP. For this configuration, a front wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission should come as standard in this model. However, in the model NX, the same engine delivers much more 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Lexus UX 250h Hybrid

The other engine that could be used on new Lexus UX 250h is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain that returns 194 HP and it should be mated to an electric motor that is placed on the rear axle.The all-wheel-drive system is standard for this engine like in the model NX 300h. Furthermore, this one will be available with Toyota’s new Direct Shift-CVT system.

However, the new model will still posses older nickel metal-hydride type battery that is available in some Lexus models. It will be under the rear seat. This is ideal position because it won’t affect cargo space. 

2019 Lexus UX rear

2019 Lexus UX Price and Release Date

Lexus still didn’t announce the price of their new 2019 Lexus UX crossover, but the price should start somewhere around $30,000 – 35,000. Audi Q3 and BMW X1 are the main rivals, and for information like release date and more, we should all wait for the end of Geneva Motor Show. From some information that we get, the UX 200 and UX 250h will go on sale in December for the U.S market.

The upcoming 2019 Lexus UX is a very important SUV for the company. It will provide very luxury experience at affordable price. Furthermore, the company expects great sales with this model. The Lexus is also expanding its crossover lineup with models NX, RX, LX, and LF-1.

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