Lexus Geneva Motor Show 2018 | Press Conference

The Lexus UX compact crossover makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2018. With bold SUV-inspired design and the agile handling of a hatchback, the UX offers a fresh take on luxury city living.

A stylish and distinctive exterior design makes the UX unique in its class, combining a secure and spacious feel within a condensed form WIDE FIELD OF VIEW Inside the cabin, a driver-focused cockpit is combined with a commanding, ultra-wide view of the road and elevated driving position.

As the first Lexus to be built on the new global architecture platform (GA-C) the UX boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class and exceptional body rigidity, delivering an agile, hatchback-like driving experience.

Inside, Lexus craftsmanship and quality is evident. The UX includes new trim options inspired by the grain of Japanese paper as well as traditional sashiko leather upholstery quilting. HYBRID OR PETROL Two new drivetrains are introduced for the UX: the UX 250h features a new, fourth generation self-charging hybrid system, while the UX 200 is powered by a new 2.0L petrol engine. GO BEYOND

Challenging everything that went before it, the all-new Lexus UX crossover juxtaposes bold urban design with unmistakable strength. Side on, its sculpted body expresses pure and dynamic lines. To the front, the distinctive signature grille displays an intriguing mesh pattern that gradually changes shape outwards from the central Lexus badge, while triple-LED headlights are enhanced by arrowhead-shaped daytime running lights. Seeking to innovate, the UX design team developed many aerodynamic breakthroughs. These include a fin on the rear combination light that helps stabilise the vehicle in crosswinds and stepped wheel arch mouldings to improve handling around corners.

For the all-new Lexus UX crossover, our creative team set out to eliminate the conventional boundaries between exterior and interior design. In the driver’s seat where the instrument panel appears to continue through the windscreen into the bonnet. This clever effect enables the driver to better sense the size of the vehicle which, combined with excellent front visibility, makes it easy to manoeuvre in the city. The theme continues with ‘Takumi’-crafted ‘sashiko’ leather upholstery, a stitching technique used to strengthen Judo and Kendo uniforms. Additionally, one of the UX’s trim options displays the delicate paper pattern of ‘shoji’ sliding doors that are often seen in Japanese homes.

Starting from scratch, with a brand new chassis and suspension, the UX’s rigid body and low centre of gravity make it an agile and fun to drive crossover. Power comes from a choice of two advanced drivetrains: a Self-Charging Hybrid in the UX 250h that delivers low emissions and is also available with All-Wheel Drive, or the lively petrol-powered UX 200.

Featuring many innovative technologies like Panoramic View Monitor and a world-class Mark Levinson® Premium Surround system, all UX models are fitted with Lexus Safety System + as standard. This includes a Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection; Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Tracing Assist to help you stay on course; Adaptive High-beam System for enhanced vision at night; and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which regulates your speed to that of the vehicle in front.

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