Lexus is launching its new luxury compact UX crossover in South Africa this week. Herewith specification and pricing details…
The Lexus UX is the new kid on the block in the compact crossover segment and it will rival the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and the Volvo XC40.
The new Lexus UX is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine with 126 kW and 205 Nm of torque and mated with a CVT driving the front wheels. This engine will be offered in the entry-level EX grade as well as in range-topping F Sport guise. Fuel consumption for both these derivatives is claimed at 6.1 L/100km.
The UX 250h SE hybrid derivative sits in the middle of the range and it also makes use of a 2.0-litre petrol engine in conjunction with an electric motor to develop total outputs of 107 kW and 180 Nm of torque and is equipped with a specially-designed CVT. Fuel consumption for the UX 250h SE is rated at 4.5 L/100km.
The Lexus UX will be offered with generous specification as standard. Look out for our impressions this week!
Standard specification appears to be generous, even for the base-spec UX 200 EX. Key features include LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, electric/heated side mirrors, 2-way adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual zone climate control air conditioning, wireless smartphone charger, cruise control, 10.3-inch infotainment system with integrated navigation and Bluetooth functionality, an 8-speaker sound system and front and rear park distance control with a reverse camera, to name but a few.
The UX 200 F Sport gains LED Adaptive High Beam headlights, 18-inch F Sport alloy wheels, F Sport scuff plates, a 3-spoke F Sport steering wheel, F Sport leather seats with 8-way adjustment, 13-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, remote touch interface, F-Sport instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control and a surround view camera. This derivative also adds Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Keeping Assist. The UX 250h SE follows the specification of the UX F Sport but minus the F Sport-specific details.
The UX is equipped with 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, stability control with traction control and tyre pressure monitoring. Load capacity is claimed at 272 litres.
We will be driving the new Lexus UX at its launch in Cape Town this week, so look out for our impressions coming your way soon. See pricing details below.
Lexus UX - Price in South Africa
UX 200 EX - R599 000
UX 250h SE - R699 000
UX200 F Sport - R726 200
The Lexus UX is sold with a 7-year/105 000 km warranty and a 7-year/105 000 km maintenance plan.