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All-new 2019 Lexus UX, compact crossover for refined driver POST Online Media

All-new 2019 Lexus UX, compact crossover for refined driver

Edward Green | Thursday September 13, 2018 8:59AM ET
2019 Lexus UX
Supercar   A combination of engaging performance and high efficiency

Lexus introduces its newest addition to the lineup, the 2019 UX. For many customers, the UX will not only be their first Lexus, but also their first luxury vehicle.

2019 Lexus UXOnce in dealerships in December 2018, the UX 200 will have a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,000*. The UX 250h will follow in January 2019 with a starting MSRP of $34,000*, adding all-wheel drive, increased power and better fuel efficiency, for only $2,000* more. The UX name is derived from the design team's guiding concept and describes the vehicle's mission: Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX. The 2019 UX is the first Lexus constructed on the new Global Architecture Compact (GA-C) platform.

2019 Lexus UXThe 2019 Lexus UX is available in two versions: the front-wheel drive UX 200 introduces a new high-efficiency 2.0‑liter, four-cylinder engine coupled with a new Direct‑Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (DCVT), while the all-wheel drive UX 250h pairs an even higher-efficiency version of the 2.0‑liter gas engine with a new fourth-generation hybrid drive system engineered specifically for this platform. The signature grille, though sharing its basic form with other Lexus models, is unique to the UX.

2019 Lexus UXTwo new colors were developed for the UX: Cadmium Orange creates vividness and a sense of depth using a multi-layer painting process that combines a red color base layer with a yellow interference mica layer. Nori Green offers a strong contrast between bright highlights and dark, calm shades. The mica particles have been enlarged as much as possible without creating color unevenness, achieving high brilliance while expressing toughness.

2019 Lexus UXThe 2019 Lexus UX 200 delivers a combination of engaging performance and high efficiency from a new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. At 169hp, the UX 200 engine offers output similar to some competitors' 1.5 liter turbo engines, but with less complexity, less under-hood heat, and lower powerplant weight for better vehicle balance. The engine produces 151 lb-ft of peak torque to give the UX excellent responsiveness in all driving situations.

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