2019 Lexus UX 250h

 

  • Compelling “Creative Urban Explorer” design
     
  • First Lexus built on the new GA–C global architecture platform
     
  • Available as gasoline UX 200 and hybrid UX 250h
     
  • FWD or AWD
     
  • Exceptional body rigidity and low centre of gravity for sport-hatch agility
     
  • Standard Lexus Safety System +
     
  • Standard Lexus Enform and Apply Carplay
     

TORONTO, ON, September 12, 2018 – Lexus, an innovator in luxury utility vehicles, introduces its newest addition to the lineup, the 2019 UX. It offers the brand’s innovative design, luxury features and advanced safety in a package that combines charismatic new styling elements and ultra-efficient new powertrains. For many guests, the UX will not only be their first Lexus, but also their first luxury vehicle.

The UX name represents the design team’s guiding concept and describes the vehicle’s mission: Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX.

“The Lexus UX is designed for the modern urban explorer seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving,” said Chika Kako, executive vice president of Lexus International and chief engineer of the UX. “We designed the UX to appeal to young buyers who seek not only what is new and exciting, but what is also relevant to their lifestyles.”

Infused with dynamic attitude, the 2019 Lexus UX is engineered to deliver quick and engaging driving with a Lexus-smooth demeanor, making it a unique entry in the luxury compact crossover segment.

The 2019 UX is the first Lexus developed to use the new Global Architecture Compact (GA C) platform. A lightweight yet super-rigid structure, low centre of gravity and refined suspension tuning endow the UX with exemplary handling agility and ride comfort, along with a distinctive driving personality.

“I wanted to positively overturn the image of a crossover with a high body that requires careful maneuvering, and offer a car with nimble performance and excellent maneuverability that makes it as easy to drive as a sedan,” said Chief Engineer Kako.

The 2019 Lexus UX is available in two versions: the front-wheel drive UX 200 introduces a new high-efficiency 2.0 litre, four-cylinder engine coupled with a new Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission, while the UX 250h pairs an even higher-efficiency version of the 2.0 litre gas engine with a new fourth-generation self-charging hybrid drive system engineered specifically for this platform.

 

EXTERIOR DESIGN AND AERODYNAMICS

The 2019 Lexus UX is a leap forward in the compact luxury crossover segment. Lexus designers created an overall design theme inspired by a secure, robust look crossbred with the stance of a sports coupe.

The spindle grille, though sharing its basic form with other Lexus models, is unique to the UX. It features a new block-shape mesh pattern with individual elements that gradually change in shape as they radiate out from the central Lexus emblem. The grille creates an intriguing three-dimensional appearance that changes with the viewing angle.

The headlamp design completes the UX’s face, giving it a determined, confident gaze. Daytime running lights arranged in an arrowhead motif above the headlights complement the Lexus L-shaped lighting signature. These appear like brows above the standard single-projector dual-beam LED headlights or the optional ultra-small 3-projector LED units.

The full-width rear lights project a distinctive nighttime signature formed by a sequence of 120 LEDs tapering toward the centre, measuring just 3mm at its narrowest point.  The result is a single continuous line of light across the back of the vehicle.

The vehicle’s basic form flows out from the lines of the spindle grille to envelop the cabin. Crisp, prominent sculpted surfaces and dramatically flared front and rear fenders reflect the robust inspiration, while an aerodynamic profile, large wheels pushed out to the corners and an impressive front fascia create the agile, sporty stance.

Takumi (Japanese for “artisan”) modelers worked with design and engineering to refine all exterior surfaces of the UX. Their work was crucial to refining surfaces down to the 0.01 mm level, pushing the boundaries for what could be produced in the body-stamping presses.

Along with flat underbody covers that contribute to vehicle quietness and fuel efficiency, the wheel arch moldings that protect the body from gravel thrown up by the tires, use airflow over their edges to reduce turbulence and lift, contributing to the vehicle’s stability.

A similar contribution is made by the rear combination lamps. Unique Aero Stabilizing Blade Lights begin at the top of the rear fenders and span the rear of the vehicle. By guiding airflow around the rear of the UX, this design also reduces turbulence and lift, benefiting vehicle stability when cornering and driving in crosswinds. A wing spoiler integrated into the rear edge of the roof  reduces drag and lift due to turbulence

In yet another world first, the standard 5-spoke 17 inch aluminum alloy aero ventilating wheels feature Gurney flaps along the spoke edges designed to reduce wind resistance while also increasing the airflow to cool the disc brakes. The design pulls air from the inside of the wheel, while the air flow on the outer side of the vehicle is regulated to follow the wheel surface.

 

COLOURS AS UNIQUE AS THE UX

The 2019 Lexus UX is offered in a palette of 11 exterior colours to accentuate its stunning lines. Two of those colours, Ultra White and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, are exclusive to the F SPORT.

Three new colours were developed for the UX: Cadmium Orange creates vividness and a sense of depth using a multi-layer painting process that combines a red colour base layer with a yellow interference mica layer.

Nori Green Pearl offers a strong contrast between bright highlights and dark, calm shades. The mica particles have been enlarged as much as possible without creating colour unevenness, achieving high brilliance while expressing toughness.

Celestial Blue creates a solid blue colour with glass flakes that sparkle in sunlight.

 

F SPORT PERFORMANCE

The F SPORT package is available for both the UX 200 and UX 250h. The 18 inch, five twin-spoke aluminum alloy wheels unique to the F SPORT are even more rigid than standard UX wheels, contributing to responsiveness and handling agility.

The F SPORT transformation includes an exclusive grille design featuring a mesh-pattern created by individual L-shaped pieces. The exclusive F SPORT front bumper features large fog lamp bezels with L-shaped chrome moldings and the same mesh pattern as the grille. A revised rear bumper and jet-black trim on the front and rear moldings complete the F SPORT look.

F SPORT-exclusive interior features include front sports seats made with a highly supportive integrated-foaming technique first developed for Lexus F models. A leather-covered F SPORT steering wheel, leather-trimmed shift knob, aluminum pedals and footrest are also part of the package.

The F SPORT UX features a larger 8‑inch TFT LCD display that varies depending on the powertrain (gas or hybrid) and the selected drive mode. The movable meter ring, which originated in the Lexus LFA supercar and is also featured in the LC premium coupe, allows displayed content to be easily changed: pushing a switch on the steering wheel moves the ring to the right and enlarges the multi-information display.

The UX F SPORT driving experience can be further enhanced with Active Sound Control (ASC), which generates the aural effect of up- and down-shifts like those of a geared automatic transmission.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN: PUTTING THE “UX” IN “LUXURY”

Lexus designed the UX cabin to evoke the feel of a luxury car, but with the higher seating position and versatility experienced in a crossover. The materials and workmanship are pure Lexus, combining Japanese traditions in craftsmanship and hospitality with innovative production techniques.

At the same time, the UX interior design creates a sense of security suggested by the exterior’s inspiration. As one example, the form of the interior door shoulders evokes a robust frame, expressing a secure feeling inside the vehicle.

Designers created a feeling of seamless continuity inside the UX. From the driver’s seat, the upper plane of the instrument panel appears to extend out beyond the windshield into the hood and fenders giving the driver an excellent field of vision and a clear sense of the vehicle’s dimensions and tire placement. When viewed from outside the vehicle, the hood appears to connect directly to the instrument panel through the windshield, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior.

Entering and exiting the UX is made easier through optimal placement of the hip-point and unique shaping of the seat cushion. The human-centered approach shows clearly in the instrument panel’s low, unobtrusive design and the slim A-pillar moldings, which are shaped to improve visibility. Even with a higher seating position than a standard passenger car, the reduction in distance between the hip and heel points gives the UX driver a feeling of being closer to the road than in a conventional SUV.

Typical of Lexus, the UX offers a very quiet driving experience, thanks to the high-strength structure and optimal placement of specially designed sound-absorbing and insulating materials throughout the body. Also in typical Lexus fashion, engineers traced noises to their sources to keep them out of the cabin. Even the sound of water being thrown by the tires is reduced.

 

SEAT-IN-CONTROL” CONCEPT

The UX makes the driver feel more in touch with the road thanks to a “seat-in-control” concept. Critical vehicle functions are grouped around the driver’s side of the cabin, and the seatback shape allows the driver to operate them while maintaining a comfortable, natural posture.

The UX offers a 8-way power adjustable front seats, the latter with adjustable lumbar support for the driver. Front seat cushions use springs and foam specially designed to gently envelop occupants while uniformly dispersing pressure under the occupant’s sciatic area.

Lexus luxury extends throughout the UX cabin. The three-spoke steering wheel and analog clock previously seen in the Lexus LS, for example, and Lexus Climate Concierge, as used in other premium Lexus models, automatically link heating and cooling airflow with the heated and ventilated seats to optimize interior temperature comfort. Renowned Lexus attention to detail is also evident in a headliner design that eliminates distracting shadows at the windshield header, as well as control switches with a signature “Lexus feel.”

 

LUXURIOUS NEW FINISHES

From its inception, Lexus has drawn on Japanese traditions in craftsmanship and hospitality to infuse its vehicles with a unique sense of contemporary luxury. Lexus adapted this approach to the 2019 UX to appeal especially to younger customers experiencing their first luxury vehicle.

Chief Engineer Kako drew on her extensive experience in materials development and time spent working in Europe to help define the UX interior’s appearance and quality. The result is an uncluttered “less is more” approach that makes the UX feel more inviting and accessible.

“When it comes to determining whether an interior is good or bad, controlling the overall balance between the continuity, unity and contrast is more important than the relative specifications of individual components,” she said.

Each interior colour on the Lexus UX conveys a specific mood and accentuates the premium design. The seating is synthetic leather. The standard models offer a choice of three colours, including: Black, White Ash, and Ochre. In addition to Black, the F SPORT also offers exclusive Flare Red or White seat colours.

The sweeping instrument panel and cabin trim offer a choice of two different grain patterns and four colours. In a Lexus first, the UX offers a new trim finish inspired by the grain of Japanese paper, known as washi. It’s common in traditional Japanese homes and it evokes a calm and warm feeling. A leather grain finish, also featured in the Lexus LC coupe and LS sedan, is also available.

 

INTUITIVE CONTROLS AND CLEAR DISPLAYS

The UX instrument panel design combines unique Lexus traits and intuitive technology. A 7 inch TFT LCD display meter digitally creates realistic, analog gauges in a three-dimensional space.

An available head-up display underscores the Lexus UX’s high-tech feel while putting vital vehicle information in the driver’s line of sight. The large colour display projects the information to a virtual “screen” 2.5m in front of the driver, making it easier to focus on the display as well as objects in front of the vehicle. The bright, high-contrast display is easy to see in daylight and in snowy conditions.

The Lexus Remote Touch Interface (RTI) with haptic feedback in the 2019 UX is designed to feel as familiar to use as a smartphone. The RTI utilizes intuitive operations, such as double-tapping, squeezing to zoom and flicking, to mimic common phone gestures. The touchpad can recognize Roman block letters when typing a search name. Touchpad surface haptic vibrations indicate to the user when the cursor is moved, making it easier to align the cursor with the desired function button.   Frameless construction eliminates edges, and a special coating on the touch pad surface lets fingers easily slide over it while minimizing the appearance of fingerprints.

A switch at the base of the touch pad can call up an operation screen with related functions, such as air conditioning and navigation, enabling easier access without going through menus. In a unique touch of high-tech elegance, the Lexus logo on the pad surface is backlit at night.

 

IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Lexus designers created a cabin atmosphere with a “wow factor” and depth of quality that will be especially apparent to those buying a luxury-brand vehicle for the first time. LED cabin lighting is one example; white LEDs illuminate the front footwells, glovebox and console switches, and also serve as the dome light, map lights and cargo area light.

As another example, each of the UX’s air vents uses a new single-knob control for airflow direction and volume; by combining the two functions in a single control, the air passages of each vent could be enlarged, improving airflow while reducing noise.

Luxury-grade models feature illuminated vent controls with distinctive LED light sources wirelessly powered by electromagnetic resonance of two adjacent magnetic coils vibrating at the same frequency. The vent control LEDs use mirror optics in the same design principle as the Lexus LC’s tail lamps to create the effect of deep floating light sources, even though the light element is just 3mm thick.

 

VERSATILITY THROUGH THOUGHTFUL PACKAGING

The Lexus UX offers the brand’s renowned luxury and comfort in a package ideally suited to making urban exploring easier in cities around the globe. A 2640mm wheelbase contributes to a smooth, stable ride and cabin roominess. The 4495mm length and best-in segment 10.4m curb-to-curb turning diameter help make the Lexus UX easy to maneuver and convenient to park.

Getting in and out is easier thanks to factors including optimal placing of the hip-point, a cut-off profile for the rocker panel below the doors, and the shape of the seat cushion. For interior storage, the UX offers a large console box. The rear luggage area offers high- or low-deck floor versions depending on the model with underfloor storage in both.

Fold-down grocery bag hooks remain flush with the side panel surface when not in use. All UX models offer a standard power moonroof.  An available hands-free power rear gate makes loading the UX more convenient, and solid aluminum roof rails allow installation of a variety of accessory carriers.

Depending on model configuration and tires, the UX features a spare tire, a repair kit or run flat tires. Newly-developed 2nd–generation run flat tires are quieter and more comfortable than previous designs, while now allowing driving with a flat tire at speeds up to 80 km/h for up to 160 km.

 

IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The 2019 Lexus UX models offer the latest in the brand’s multimedia and navigation technology. A 7-inch EMV (Electro Multi Vision) display is standard, and a 10.3 in. EMV display is used with the available Lexus Navigation system.

The standard Lexus Premium Sound System can play back the highest-resolution digital audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, and OGG Orbis) from a USB device, conveying more musical data than a CD. Dual rear-seat USB ports enable passengers to use and recharge their smartphones or tablets.

The standard 6-speaker system and available 8-speaker upgrade system use bamboo charcoal speaker diaphragms to reduce mass and deliver natural-sounding voices and improved mid-range sound. Both systems create a more lifelike soundstage by using tweeters mounted at the sides of the instrument panel reflecting sound off the windshield. The 8-speaker system adds a centre-dash tweeter, a subwoofer mounted in the luggage area and a more powerful amplifier.

The Lexus Enform® App Suite 2.0 is standard with a 7-in display with numerous features to support customers’ digital lifestyles:

  • Traffic Incidents, Weather, Slacker, Yelp, Sports, Stocks, Fuel Prices and NPR1 (no subscription required)
     
  • Enform Safety Connect with - Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Emergency Assistance button (SOS), and Enhanced Roadside Assistance (4 year subscription), Scout GPS Link (3 year subscription),
     
  • Apple CarPlay
     
  • 6 Speakers, Shark Fin Type Antenna, USB Audio Input, Bluetooth Capability and more

An available 10.3-inch display, adds numerous features to support customers’ digital lifestyles:

  • The Lexus Enform App Suite allows linking of smartphone apps.
     
  • Apple CarPlay® allows easy iPhone integration using the vehicle’s display, expanding multimedia capability.
     
  • Instant Replay allows the user to capture SiriusXM® content for later playback.
     
  • Dynamic Voice Recognition allows natural voice commands.
     
  • USB Video and RealMedia video formats are supported.
     
  • Favorite Genre for FM and SiriusXM® allows the user to select a preferred music genre to discover new stations.

The available Lexus Navigation system features the brand’s latest graphical user interface for greatest ease of use and access to features.

 

A SOLID STRUCTURE TO BUILD ON

Lexus instilled the UX with an outstanding combination of handling agility and smooth, quiet ride comfort that urban customers will find pleasing. Key to achieving that balance is building the UX around the high-strength GA C global architecture platform. Extensive use of high-tensile steel, high-strength adhesives and Laser Screw Welding results in a highly rigid structure, an essential foundation for achieving sporty handling and luxurious ride comfort.

By using aluminum for the doors, front fenders and hood and composite of polymer inner and outer panels over an aluminum frame for the tailgate, the UX has a very low centre of gravity at 594mm . As a result, the UX delivers a secure, agile feeling normally associated with lower sport hatches. A unique ring structure around the hatch opening and behind the rear seats increases torsional rigidity to enhance crash performance, improve handling and reduce noise and vibration.

The MacPherson strut independent front suspension and multilink independent rear suspension with trailing arms, both mounted to sub-frames, are specially tuned to deliver a combination of agility and comfort over well-worn urban street surfaces. Carefully refined details such as the quality of the damper oil, oil seals and friction control in the shock absorbers make a significant positive impact on ride quality.

An upper strut brace increases torsional rigidity of the engine bay, and the steering rack bolts directly to the subframe without rubber bushings for more direct steering feel.

Active Cornering Assist (ACA), a function integrated with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), helps the vehicle trace the driver’s desired line through a turn by applying some brake control on the inside wheels, suppressing the tendency to understeer. As a result, the UX drives through corners with greater precision while maintaining stability.

 

SHARP STEERING AND MULTIPLE WHEEL OPTIONS

An Electric Power Steering system with a new compact and highly rigid column-assist motor delivers handling with crisp, immediate response to driver inputs, and provides excellent steering feel.

A newly developed electric tilt and telescopic steering column is available for UX models equipped with power-adjustable front seats. In addition, on models with memory function, ingress and egress are made easier with the auto away / auto return controls linked to the driver’s seat belt and the engine start-stop switch or hybrid power switch. Using the switch, the tilt and telescopic motors can adjust the steering wheel up and down or forward and back through 40mm ranges.

Standard 17-inch alloy aero ventilating wheels feature 215/60R17 tires; the optional 18-inch alloy wheels get 225/50RF18 run flat tires. F SPORT models are available with performance summer tires.

The aero 17-inch wheels are silver metallic. The UX also offers (non-aero) 18-inch aluminum wheel designs including exclusive F SPORT-specific wheels.

 

UX 200:  INNOVATIVE TRANSMISSION MEETS ULTRA-EFFICIENCT ENGINE

The 2019 Lexus UX 200 delivers a combination of engaging performance and high efficiency from a new 2.0 litre inline 4-cylinder engine. Combining revolutionary laser-clad intake valve seats with an all-new intake port profile, high compression ratio (13:1), D4-S direct plus port fuel injection achieve high-speed combustion, make this one of the most efficient engines on the market. VVT iE intelligent variable valve-timing with an electric actuator on the intake side also enhances drivability while reducing emissions.

At 168hp, the UX 200 engine offers output similar to some competitors’ 1.5 litre 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.

A continuously variable capacity oil pump and a variable cooling system with an electric water pump contribute to ultra-low internal friction, further maximizing engine performance and fuel efficiency. The cooling system also has two flow-shutting valves to ensure quicker cabin heating on cold days and quicker cool-down when the air conditioner is used.

Exhaust heat recirculation enables quick engine warm-up to reduce emissions, while a gas particulate filter provides high-efficiency particulate material removal.

The new Direct Shift-Continuously Variable Transmission combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a continuously variable transmission with a more direct driving feel. The key to its distinct performance feel is a mechanical gearset that is used to start from a stand-still and accelerate before handing off to the continuously variable transmission pulley system.

The result is direct, linear and quick initial acceleration, while maintaining the benefits of a continuously variable transmission at mid- and higher speeds. Also, because the fixed-ratio first gear reduces the load on the belt and pulleys mechanism for start-off and low-speed driving, the pulleys can be made smaller and lighter while providing a wider range of gear ratios. The result is quicker ratio changes during acceleration and an overall ratio spread that maximizes fuel efficiency.

Under strong acceleration, the Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission can make transmission ratio that simulate gear changes like a multi-speed automatic transmission. Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed provides a linear acceleration feel.

 

UX 250H: NEW-GENERATION LEXUS HYBRID DRIVE

Lexus, the world leader in luxury hybrid vehicles, applied its engineering expertise to the 2019 UX 250h with a new Self-Charging Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain. With 175 total system horsepower, the UX 250h is not only the fuel efficiency leader in the UX family, but also the performance leader. This hybrid provides exhilarating driving with high-speed responsiveness and a feeling of smooth, natural acceleration. The UX 250h comes with electric all-wheel drive (eAWD).

The new self-charging hybrid system combines the new 2.0 litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with two electric motor-generators in a new-generation hybrid transaxle that is more compact, lighter and has less internal friction than previous Lexus hybrid systems. Compared to similarly-sized Lexus hybrid, the power control unit of the UX is more powerful yet 20% smaller and 10% lighter.

Optimizing the level of electric motor assistance and engine rpm produces a linear acceleration feel without the engine having to run at high revs. Engine speed is synchronized with vehicle speed to create an immediate and continuous acceleration feel.

The new transaxle mounts the electric motor-generators (MG1 and MG2) on separate axes rather than in-line. The resulting smaller and lighter package reduces frictional losses by 25% compared to the previous Lexus hybrids. In addition, MG2 is now a higher-speed motor, yielding better performance and efficiency.

The Sequential Shiftmatic feature delivers responsive engine braking force in six steps with a shift feel similar to a manual transmission, using steering wheel paddle shift switches or the S position on the shift lever.

The speed at which the hybrid system can shut off the gasoline engine, such as when driving on long downward slopes, has been raised from the 70 km/h of previous Lexus hybrids to 115 km/h for the UX 250h.

Locating the new compact and lightweight nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) battery and compact cooling system below the rear seat helps maximize cabin and cargo area space, and their location supports the vehicle’s low centre of gravity.

 

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (eAWD)

The UX 250h model offers eAWD all-wheel drive using a separate, dedicated electric motor-generator with 5.3kW (7hp) output integrated into the rear differential. Power distribution between the front and rear axles is automatically optimized by the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system when accelerating, cornering, or driving on slippery surfaces. eAWD provides stable driving on uphill slopes or snow-covered roads with lower fuel consumption than a conventional all-wheel drive system that employs a power split device and driveshaft. eAWD does more than assist traction in slippery conditions; the system can actively improve stability by adjusting rear-wheel power to help correct an over- or understeer condition.

 

DRIVE MODE SELECT

Both the UX 200 and UX 250h Hybrid are equipped with Lexus Drive Mode Select, which allows the driver to tailor the driving experience by selecting from three different drive modes.

Normal mode provides an optimal balance between driving performance and fuel efficiency; ECO mode maximizes fuel savings across all driving conditions by smoothing the throttle response, and by moderating air conditioning operation; Sport Mode delivers quicker throttle response and increased power steering feel.

 

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY AND DRIVER ASSIST

The UX, the new gateway to the brand, features the advanced safety technology expected from a Lexus. UX models are equipped with nine airbags: driver and front passenger airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact airbags and front to rear side curtain airbags.

The latest standard Lexus Safety System+ includes:

  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control,
     
  • Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection,
     
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist,
     
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
     
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB).
     

The Pre-Collision System (PCS) couples with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The system can operate relative to a vehicle ahead that is traveling between 10 and 180 km/h.

The UX is capable of low-speed following, including stop-and-go traffic up to 30 km/h, in addition to high-speed follow at highway speeds. Thus, the UX driver enjoys more relaxed driving in situations that can be normally annoying and fatiguing, while also gaining a measure of safety.

PCS adds camera-based detection to recognize pedestrians in low light; the radar capability has been expanded to enable detection of cyclists during the day. PCS warns the driver of a potential collision and can apply the brakes actively if the driver does not do so quickly enough.

Lane Departure Alert detects not only yellow or white traffic lane markings, but can also detect the edges of the roadway. Lane Tracing Assist uses the Electric Power Steering motor to aid the driver in keeping the vehicle centered in its lane.

Automatic High Beam (AHB) give the UX driver the benefit of improved nighttime visibility while reducing distraction of other drivers ahead or oncoming.

Other available safety systems include Parking Support Alert that can detect crossing vehicles from the sides and static vehicles in front of or behind the UX when parking over a broader range of conditions than previous clearance sonar or rear cross traffic systems, and uses digital camera images on the centre display along with a beeper to alert the driver to potential risks.

A related Parking Support Brake system adds active drive force (throttle and braking) control to audible and visual warnings to reduce the possibility of contact with moving objects ahead or behind the UX when parking.

 

THE PERFECT PACKAGE FOR THE URBAN EXPLORER

Depending on the urban explorer’s needs and desires, the Lexus UX offers some adventurous packages.

The UX 200 can be upgraded with the F SPORT Series 1 package, featuring:

  • F SPORT 18” alloy wheels
     
  • F SPORT steering wheel, seats, front grille, shift knob, scuff plates
     
  • Heated steering wheel
     
  • Active noise control
     
  • LED fog lamps and cornering lamp
     
  • Spare tire kit (replaces spare tire)
     

The Lexus UX 250h eAWD can be upgraded with the following packages:

Luxury Package:

  • Hands-free liftgate
     
  • Head up display
     
  • Memory mirrors and auto-tilting rear view mirrors
     
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with auto braking
     
  • Memory seats
     
  • Washi instrument panel
     
  • 10.3” display audio
     
  • Enform destination assist (1-year subscription), embedded traffic and weather and navigation, up to 3 map updates
     
  • Wireless charger
     
  • Single knob ventilation control with wireless lighting
     

F SPORT Series 1 offers most standard features plus all the features of the Luxury Package adding the following:

  • F SPORT 18” alloy wheels
     
  • F SPORT steering wheel, seats, front grille, shift knob, scuff plates
     
  • Heated steering wheel
     
  • Active noise control
     
  • LED fog lamps and cornering lamp
     
  • Spare tire kit (replaces spare tire)
     

The F SPORT Series 2 offers all the above features of the F SPORT Series 2, adding the following:

  • Hands free tailgate
     
  • Head up display
     
  • Triple LED headlamps and adaptive front lighting

 

About Lexus Canada

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