The latest news has confirmed that the Lexus Company is going to release the brand new 2018 Lexus UX. The Lexus UX concept has already been presented at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. So now it is set for production. This compact crossover will be a new entry level model and we believe that it will absolutely amazing.
The powerful and futuristic styling of this model will definitively make more appealing the compact crossover SUV class to many, especially younger buyers. The UX model will get four-cylinder powertrain, but we also expect the hybrid version. The interior will also continue with the futuristic design which probably many will find to be very attractive.
The new Lexus UX will be available in three trim levels. Those are: UX200, UX250 and UX250h. The last model will most likely get a hybrid unit under its hood. The key competitors of the new UX will be: the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3.
2018 Lexus UX types of engines
When it comes to the engine which will power the brand new 2018 Lexus UX, we must say that there is still no any specific information. The company has only suggested that the UX model will most likely receive two types of engines. It will probably be those which power the NX model. The choice will surely depend on a trim level. So, the standard engine for the base model will receive 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The UX250h model will get a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. However, the performance of these drivetrains is still unavailable. Unfortunately, this is all we can say about the engine options for now.
Platform, exterior and interior design
When it comes to the dimensions, the 2018 Lexus UX sits beneath the larger NX model. It will most likely share its underpinnings with the new Toyota C-HR. This model sits on the TNGA platform.
Speaking of the exterior, the 2018 Lexus UX design is based on the UX Concept. It will look very attractive, futuristic and unusual. Its modern design is characteristic with many angles and curves all over the body. On the front end, we will see the Company`s well-known spindle grille. However, it will be more interesting and more characteristic on the UX model. The long and sharp headlamps will probably be equipped with LED lighting. With distinctive headlamps and specific grille, the whole front will look very aggressive. Furthermore, the new Lexus will ride on larger wheels, perhaps on 21-inch ones which will feature unique design.
Inside, the 2018 Lexus UX will feature a futuristic design too. The cabin will get the all-new Kinetic seating which will be used for the first time in this model. The seats look very distinctive and are expected to ensure comfortable driving experience. Moreover, we can expect the high level of safety systems and latest infotainment technology.
Release date and price of 2018 Lexus UX
The 2018 Lexus UX should make its world`s premiere in late 2017, or in early 2018. When it comes to the price, the information is still unknown.