The All-New Urban Explorer, the Lexus UX 250h, makes its Canadian debut at the Montréal International Auto Show

Inspired by today’s urban sphere and built around the world’s most popular and proven self-charging hybrid technology, the UX 250h delivers advanced power, all-wheel drive confidence, plus remarkable fuel efficiency

TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 17, 2019 –The Lexus UX 250h is the advanced compact luxury SUV that Canadians have been waiting for – and this all-new model makes its Canadian debut at the Montréal International Auto Show this week.

“The Canadian compact luxury SUV segment is booming as drivers look for a vehicle that matches today’s urban lifestyle,” said Robert Tsang, Director of Lexus in Canada. “As the segment’s first self-charging hybrid, the UX 250h offers Canadian drivers everything they love about compact luxury SUV plus incredible performance with standard active safety features and fuel efficiency – at a price that makes it easy to embrace the advantages of Lexus electrification technology.”

The UX 250h is the small SUV that drives like a performance sedan, expresses brave styling and craftsmanship from every angle and keeps Lexus guests connected to the people and things that matter to them. The UX series consists of two models, which will roll into Lexus Dealer showrooms across Canada this spring:

  • The 2019 Lexus UX 200 is built around a responsive 168 horsepower four-cylinder engine and front wheel drive. It offers top of class standard equipment at the very competitive starting MSRP of just $37,100. This model will also be available in a performance-oriented F SPORT configuration.
  • The 2019 Lexus UX 250h adds the newest Lexus all-wheel drive technology – known as eAWD – plus the efficient power and low emissions of a 175-net horsepower self-charging hybrid electric system. Compared to the UX 200, this model delivers additional all-weather driving confidence, plus more horsepower and better fuel efficiency, for just $2,600 extra – with a starting MSRP of just $39,700. This model will also be available with a choice of upgrade packages, including a Luxury package and two F SPORT trims.

Regardless of what’s under the hood, the new UX is tailor-made for the urban explorer. This all-new model combines the driving dynamics and agility of a sport-hatch with the versatility of a compact SUV. The UX series expresses brave styling and craftsmanship from every angle, offers the peace of mind that comes from the Lexus reputation for quality and safety, and keeps driver and passengers connected to the people and things that matter to them with state-of-the-art in-vehicle technologies.

To honour the arrival of this urban explorer, Lexus will be celebrating in the city of Montreal, with an art display featuring the city’s best artists: MC Baldassari, Jason Botkin, Marc Sirus and Le Monstr. The UX 250h multi-artist collaborative live art installation will be displayed at Viger Hall. Celebrate the city, by sharing a photo of the display with #LexusUX on social media for a chance to win one of the urban Lexus UX inspired paintings.

The UX 250h headlines an extensive display of Lexus luxury coupes, sedans and SUVs at the auto show – including more than a half-dozen self-charging hybrid models.

At the Lexus booth, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about electrification of the automobile, plus explore advanced yet intuitive Lexus technologies for connectivity, entertainment, and safety – including the newest bundle of active safety systems, Lexus Safety System + 2.0.

The Montréal International Auto Show takes place January 18-27, 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal.

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About Lexus Canada

Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 14 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 7 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit:


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