The Lexus UX was presented in 2019 and to this day is one of the most exciting things in its segment of premium cars. However, Lexus is not far behind. From summer 2022, the new updated Lexus UX will be available to order. What changes have occurred in it?
The Lexus UX got an extra, sporty feel. Now, along with the equipment versions of Elegance, Business, Prestige, F SPORT, or the richer Omotenashi, a new model will also be available – F SPORT Design. This package includes a black grille and grille design and a black cover around the fog lights on the front bumper.
At the back there is a bumper familiar to us from the F SPORT line, damage and black trim around the headlights. The car in this package will get 18-inch aluminum rims with ten spokes, also covered in black. The standard version of the F SPORT Model includes, among others, synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning with Nanoe® air purification technology.
The biggest change is the introduction of a touch screen for multimedia operation, instead of the previously used touchpad. For this purpose, the console screen has been moved to the side, and the screen size will depend on the hardware version – from 8 to 12.3 inches. The new multimedia will also support wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto.
If you choose the Prestige, F-Sport and Omontenashi trims, a 12.3-inch HD center screen will be standard. The system works faster, and the navigation on the ground communicates with the cloud, providing real-time traffic information. Interesting if you want to avoid traffic jams. In addition, the on-board computer can also get information about prices at gas stations.
The dedicated Lexus Link mobile app allows you to operate selected functions remotely. With its help, we will open the car and cool or heat the interior before the trip. The Lexus UX also has one USB-A port in the center console and two USB-C ports.
Safety is ensured by numerous electronic technology solutions, fully available as part of the Lexus Safety System + package. I am talking, for example, about the monitoring system of the so-called Blind Spot, Abstention Technology (RCTAB) or Traffic Alert.
There are now many more exterior colors to choose from. The palette is expanded with the color Sonic Platinum, which, thanks to the advanced technology of Lexus, causes the lines on the body to be emphasized by the effects of highlights and shadows.
The Lexus UX will be available in two engine versions. The hybrid UX 250h uses the proven Lexus hybrid, where a two-liter engine, together with electric motors, produces 184 hp. In the gasoline UX 200, the power is 173 HP and it is also provided from a two-liter engine.
The updated Lexus UX boasts improved multimedia, a new connectivity system and an impressive new F SPORT Design kit. Indeed, this premium Japanese crossover has never been more attractive than it is now.