The new Lexus UX SUV is Lexus’s new entry-level SUV due in the UK in spring 2019, and Lexus want you to know the careful attention to detail which makes it stand out.
Just like Volvo and the XC40, Lexus is travelling down a new SUV route with its compact UX SUV, delivering a hybrid SUV which promises to deliver the Lexus experience in a more compact and affordable form.
But in case you think a small, entry-level SUV – even a ‘Premium’ one – will be full of compromises which dilute the Lexus experience, Lexus are keen we all know just how much attention to detail there is with the UX.
Topping Lexus’s ‘Seven stand-out details of the UX‘ is the sound its doors make when they shut. Which might seem a small thing, but we all know a rattly or tinny door shut rankles, and makes a car feel ‘cheap’.
So Lexus has worked with neural scientists to understand how we perceive the door closing sound, using the information garnered to finely adjust the door’s shape to produce the most satisfying door shut nose, with every UX being checked in a quiet room to check the noise and adjust it if necessary.
Other attention to detail notables include the stitching on the leather seats inspired by traditional Japanese Sashiko stitching, wireless illuminated vent controls, low-noise, judder-free electric windows, wipers which slow to a halt instead of stopping abruptly, cleverly folding luggage cover and a tailgate with 200 different reference points to ensure a perfect fit.
So now you know; buy a new Lexus UX and you will get a car with real attention paid to the details which make the experience special.
The new Lexus UX costs from £29,900 and arrives in the UK in spring 2019.