The Lexus UX Compact SUV – a production take on the UX Concept – is teased ahead of a debut at the Geneva Motor Show as Lexus extends its range of SUVs.
The Lexus UX will slot in at the bottom of the Lexus UX range – beneath the RX and NX – and allow Lexus to compete for a younger, urban demographic looking for a funky premium urban SUV.
The rather ‘Concepty’ UX Concept will be toned down for production but, just like the NX, we’re expecting the UX to still make a design statement.
The jarring angles and spindle grille should still be in evidence, and although the wheels won’t be as big and the wheelarches as pronounced, the UX will be no shrinking violet.
As a little brother to the very appealing Lexus NX, the UX will come with both hybrid and petrol engine options and, if the NX is anything to go by, an interior which is much better than its price point.
It seems likely the launch of the UX will see the demise of the CT 200, but that won’t be mourned too much, and the UX has the potential to sell in impressive numbers if it looks, and feels, like a baby NX. Expect prices to start at around £25k.