2018 Lexus UX

The 2018 Geneva Motor show was witness to the world debut of the new Lexus UX. A free-spirited compact crossover crafted expressly for the modern urban explorer, the UX is rich in the qualities that are now hallmarks of the brand -- brave design, exhilarating performance and imaginative technology -- also available in F SPORT  versions with unique exterior and interior features, as well as styling and performance enhancements.

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Brave Design

Breaking-free of the segment, the UX does away with conventional crossover looks with an exterior design that is at once strong and stylish, distinctive and dynamic. The powerful bodywork features impressively flared front and rear wings. It’s also marked by subtle details, including daytime running lights arranged in an arrowhead motif above the headlights. And, in the rear, 120 LEDs that run in a single line across the back door -- a world-first for Lexus and set to become yet another signature feature.

Exquisite Interior

UX’s interior combines a taut, driver-focused cockpit with an open and relaxing space for passengers. The “seat-in-control” concept focuses operation of all the principal vehicle functions around the driver’s side of the cabin coupled with a commanding view from the steering wheel. Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail are everywhere, including trim inspired by handmade Japanese paper, and available leather upholstery inspired by “sashiko”, a traditional Japanese quilting technique used in the making of martial arts uniforms.

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Exhilarating Performance

The new UX is the first Lexus to be built on the new global architecture platform, delivering the lowest centre of gravity in its class and exceptional body rigidity for nimble performance. UX 200 is powered by a new 2.0-litre gas engine with direct shift continuously variable transmission. UX 250h features a new 4th generation hybrid electric system that’s both more powerful and more efficient. F SPORT  adds exclusive performance features including sportier suspension tuning and rear performance dampers for even more accurate and responsive handling.

Imaginative Technology

UX will feature the latest version of Lexus Safety System+, an advanced suite of technologies that includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) that is able to recognize pedestrians at night and detect cyclists during the day; Lexus Co DRIVE (featuring Lane Tracing Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control), Automatic High Beam/Adaptive High-beam System, and Road Sign Assist.

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