You have been waiting for this for quite some time now. Finally, Lexus is presenting their first ever compact crossover, the all-new UX.
This new model offers Lexus’ luxury appeal and safety in a package that combines bold new design elements and an efficient new powertrain.
The Lexus UX is crafted expressively for the modern urban explorer who seeks a fresh, contemporary, and dynamic take on luxury lifestyle.
“We focused on giving the UX a distinctive driving feel that would resonate with the customer. The UX delivers a strong safe feeling that, combined with a very dynamic dimension, sets crossovers apart from hatchbacks. I wanted to overturn the image of a crossover with a high body that requires careful maneuvering, and offer a car with agile performance and excellent maneuverability,” said Chikja Kako, Chief Engineer of the UX.
The Lexus UX brings to the table the widest field of vision and best turning radius of any luxury compact SUV. Inspired by the traditional Japanese concept of Engawa that blurs the boundary between a home’s exterior and interior, designers created a feeling of seamless continuity inside the UX. For example, the upper section of the instrument panel extends out beyond the windshield and gives the driver a 360° birds-eye view of the car and its surroundings.
A 2640 mm wheelbase also contributes to a smooth, stable ride and ample passenger space, while the compact 4495 mm overall length and best-in-class 5.2 m turning radius makes the Lexus UX easy to maneuver and convenient to park. The new Lexus UX is available in two front-wheel drive versions: theUX200 and the UX 200 F Sport.
Beginning November 26, 2018, the UX 200 and UX 200 F Sport will have a starting MSRP of Php 2,478,000 and Php 3,048,000 respectively.