The Lexus manufacturer will expand its crossover SUV with the new compact model. It is the 2018 Lexus UX 250h which will represent the brand’s smallest SUV. Of course, the standard, as to say non-hybrid version will be available too.
The Lexus UX Concept has been presented at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. So, the upcoming UX will borrow the design so as the name of this concept version. As well, its dimensions will stay pretty much the same. Visually, the new Lexus will look very futuristic and attractive and inside the cabin we can also expect modern design with latest technology. Under the hood, there will be several options to choose from and a hybrid unit as well. The newest UX will be available as the UX200, UX250 and the hybrid UX250h.
Its main competitors will include Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
2018 Lexus UX 250h engine and performance
Speaking of the engine, 2018 Lexus UX 250h will be powered with a hybrid unit. It will most likely be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline unit combined with an electric motor. However, the exact performance and any further details still haven’t been revealed. On the other hand, the Lexus UX will naturally arrive with a traditional engine as well. Those will most likely be the same engines used in the NX models. According to the latest news, the standard model will arrive with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The performance of this unit is still not available also.
Design of exterior and interior
The Concept version is 173.2-inches long and the upcoming 2018 Lexus UX 250h should feature similar dimensions too. It will be slightly smaller than the NX model. When it comes to the exterior design, the new UX 250h will feature the same styling as the standard model. This means futuristic and very attractive design which will definitively appeal especially to the young buyers. The whole body features sharp edges and angular lines and it looks a bit aggressive. The front end is dominated by brand’s recognizable spindle grille. The headlamps will be elongated, sharp and narrow and will get LED lighting. The rear end is about the curves and sharp lines too. The upcoming Lexus UX will get unique design of the wheels which will be in a size of 21-inches.
When it comes to interior, the futuristic design of the exterior will also continue to the cabin. The 2018 Lexus UX 250h will be very modern, unique and cozy. Because of the new kinetic-seating configuration the Lexus UX will provide excellent comfort and great ride quality. The seats will feature a unique web-like design which will make it look more distinctive and unique. As for the technology, we can expect plenty of modern infotainment and safety features too.
Release date and price
The new 2018 Lexus UX 250h should be presented later this year or in the beginning of the 2018. As for the pricing, the car maker hasn’t revealed any information yet and we will know more after it makes its premiere.