The smallest Lexus SUV appeared in all its glory

Gability premium SUV built on the new platform GA-C, are 4495х1840х1520 mm length of the wheelbase of 2.64 meters. UX — the first model of the Japanese sub-brand of Toyota, created on this chassis (McPherson strut front and double wishbones at the rear).

Overall, the body lines of the crossover smooth, angular, left headlight and grille. The rear lights incorporate intricate lighting line consisting of 120 diodes. Salon UX with rathernotsay to the driver Central console looks calmer and more solid than the platform of the Toyota CH-R.

The basic model UX 200 with front-wheel drive received a new engine — two-liter aspirated Dynamic Force with a high compression ratio of 13:1 that develops at the peak of 171 HP This same engine in derated version is the basis for a hybrid powertrain version of the UX 250h with a total output of 178 horsepower. When ordering the optional all-wheel drive system E-Four separate electric motor drives the rear axle. Direct Shift gearbox CVT is also completely new – starting transmission designed on the basis of a pair of gears (as in “mechanics” or “robot”), and after overclocking works like a stepless variator. The Japanese claim that it will improve throttle response and increase efficiency.

Note also the Efficient Drive system Predictive and Predictive State of Charge. They analyzes your driving style and predicts changes in traffic and route, choosing the optimal mode of operation to conserve battery.

As for the top F Sport modifications, it will receive slight changes in exterior and interior, sport seats, retuned suspension and exclusive 18-inch wheels.

On the conveyor the smallest crossover Lexus will go in the autumn of this year, sales in the U.S. will start in the fall, but Europeans will have to wait until March 2019. UX market will compete with the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA.

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