Lexus revealed its small UX crossover, slotting in below the company’s next-smallest model, the NX.
Get ready for a User Experience. No, that’s it’s name – the new Lexus UX, that is. Even though its official reveal in Geneva is only a week away, the company revealed this photo ahead of time debuting its new model.
The Lexus UX shows off design cues featured in other Lexus models – especially the brand’s signature grille, which dominates the front fascia. You’d expect that, but it also appears Lexus has fitted its smallest crossover with some new LED headlights. Rather than laying the individual projectors out in a line, as they did on the NX, these are clustered together. Odds are these are the top-spec headlight assemblies too, so we may not see these on lesser models. Lexus is also building the UX on its TNGA platform, which underpins the Camry, Prius, and C-HR.
It’s toned down quite a bit from the concept, which originally debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It appears more rounded with flowing lines contrasting the concept’s sharp-edged demeanor. You wouldn’t expect a Lexus production model to have huge wheel arches either. So while the wheel arch shape is pretty similar, they’ve pulled the flared arch covers way back compared to what we saw a couple years ago.
A teaser video Lexus also published briefly shows the cars interior, although you may need to pause the video to actually see it. At first glance, there aren’t any major differences over the NX and larger Lexus crossovers. It does appear the Lexus UX features a good-sized infotainment screen, as well as a digital clock, for those who are still interested in having an actual clock in their car.
No word on Lexus UX pricing, availability
Since we haven’t hit the reveal just yet, there’s no word of pricing or availability on the Lexus UX. The new head of Lexus Europe will present the company’s latest model on March 6 in Geneva.
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