Lexus UX 2019, the new Lexus entry-level SUV arrives!
Lexus, the luxury brand of Toyota, will add this year a brand new SUV to its variety, the Lexus UX 2019, model that will turn into not only the smallest of the brand, but also the most reasonably priced. It will be positioned in the Lexus variety exactly where the CT was in the previous. For years, auto sales have been declining although development is on the SUV side, especially in compact luxury SUVs. It is precisely in this slot that the Lexus UX 2019, which will compete with cars such as the BMW X1 / X2, the Audi Q3, the Infiniti QX30, the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the all-new Cadillac XT4, will be competing.
Even if the UX approaches the Lexus NX in the lineup, it is believed at Lexus that it will attract a younger clientele seeking for a stylized SUV and additional dynamic on the road. We wanted to make it as agile and pleasant on the road as a family members, specifically by adopting a reduce driving position than in the case of other SUVs of the brand.
Cote style, it will be speedily linked with other Lexus models thanks to its trapezoidal grille grid hourglass. From the front, it appears like an NX, but it is a tiny additional at the back with a plunging design and style, additional common of family members automobiles. We also note the edges of wings additional square and painted gray.
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Two engines, a hybrid and a very first CVT gearbox
Assembled on Toyota’s new international architecture platform (GA-C), the Lexus will have two engines when it is launched. The Lexus UX 200 will initially advantage from a two.-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that will advantage from decreased fuel consumption thanks to the addition of continuous variation technologies, a variable flow cooling technique. and a VVT-iE intelligent variable timing distribution technique.
Gearbox rating, we succumbed to the trend by opting for a constantly variable automatic (CVT) that reduces manufacturing fees and consumption, and which typically undermines the dynamics of the automobile. We hope that Lexus has performed its homework by introducing this very first CVT box in the variety. We are promised that its Direct Shift-CVT technologies, which adds further gears, tends to make it attainable to emulate the behavior of classic boxes in acceleration and to lower as considerably as attainable the annoyance of standard CVT boxes. Just like the Toyota C-HR with which the Lexus UX shares its platform, no integral wheel for the UX 200 version. Even if every thing is technically attainable, it was decided to give it only in traction version, a strange choice.
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For its aspect, the Lexus UX 250h will advantage from Toyota’s fourth-generation hybrid technologies and will use an electric engine mounted about the identical 4-cylinder two.-liter. It mentions a combined energy of about 178 horses. A nickel metal hydride battery (NiMH) mounted beneath the seat makes it possible for to preserve the cargo space. Sadly, it is not a rechargeable version, which for lots of tends to make the entire lot much less fascinating. On the other hand, the UX 250h can count as an selection on an exceptional integral wheel possessing an further electric motor for the rear axle, bringing from 60% to 80% of the torque to the back in case of want.
Assembles in Japan, the 2019 Lexus UX will arrive at dealerships in the fall of 2018.