Lexus presented its most compact crossover

From the aggressive design of the eponymous concept car that was presented in 2016, almost nothing left.

Lexus introduced at Geneva motor show the compact, among the models of the company crossover UX. The car also became a formal successor to the CT 200h hatchback, which never achieved success on the market. Above the mini SUV even worked with the same team that worked on the model CT.

The interior of the Lexus flaunts UX virtual instrument cluster, a touchpad to control the media system (it is located on the Central tunnel), as well as unusual deflectors ventilation. Each of them for adjusting the direction and intensity of air meets in one arm, and her illumination was carried out wirelessly, using the effect of induction.

The dimensions of the vehicle Lexus UX: length is 4495 mm, width – 1840 mm, height — 1520 mm wheelbase — 2640 mm. the basis is tojtovska TNGA modular architecture, but rather is a platform GA-C for compact models, which built the Toyota Prius hybrid crossover C-HR and the new Auris. Front — front McPherson, rear — double wishbones, all versions of usual springs.

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At the start presented two modifications. The basic crossover Lexus UX 200 is equipped with a new two-liter Dynamic Force with a high compression ratio of 13:1 and thermal efficiency at 40% instead of 37% in mass of the motors. The engine develops 171 HP and it’s paired with the new Direct Shift transmission that combines the CVT with a manual first gear. This symbiosis allows for a more dynamic move, and for those who work late variator managed to make smaller and lighter: a thinner belt, pulleys smaller, the transmission has a very wide power range of 7.5 (that is, the ratio of the highest gear ratio to smallest).

UX Lexus 250h has a hybrid propulsion system of the fourth generation. It includes the same new motor Dynamic Force, but increased to 14:1 compression ratio and reduced to 145 HP. Together with electric motor return reaches 178 HP, brand Electromechanical CVT was improved, but Toyota continues to use Nickel metal hydride traction battery is a modern Li-ion: the battery has become more compact and located under the rear seat.

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A hybrid would be with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive transmission E-Four. In the second case, on the rear axle has its own motor, which is set to the fastest response and should help off-road. It is expected that the outside of the asphalt new hybrid crossover should be less helpless than the older models with power plants of the previous generation.

It is worth noting that the aggressive design of the eponymous concept car shown at the motor show in Paris in the fall of 2016, almost nothing left. In the form of serial machines is much less acute angles and broken lines, and the rear doors have acquired a traditional handle for a natural grip. The body design is widely used aluminum: made of it doors, fenders and hood, and the trunk lid is composite.

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