Lexus Malaysia has just opened the ordering books for the all-new Lexus UX, ahead of an official launch which should take place soon. The fully-imported Lexus UX will be available in three variants – Urban (RM243,888), Luxury (RM283,888) and F Sport (RM299,888).

First shown-off at the 2018 KL International Motor Show, the Lexus UX sports a bold design in the spirit of “Engawa” (Japanese traditional architecture seamlessly to connect inside with the outside).

The signature Spindle Grille dominates the front fascia, flanked by slim LED headlights. The bodywork features sharp creases and a large hunch underneath the C-pillar, that not only aids airflow but also gives off a sports coupe look.

At the rear, the unique taillights run across the entire width of the tailgate, with two fins at both ends to aid airflow. The taillights also act as a spoiler to provide additional downforce at cruising speeds.

The Lexus UX will be available in the UX 200 form at launch, which is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Dynamic Force engine. The naturally aspirated mill generates 169 hp and 205 Nm of torque to drive the front wheels, via a 10-speed Direct Shift CVT.

In terms of performance, the UX does 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, onward to a top speed of 190 km/h.

The UX rides on Toyota’s Global Architecture-C platform, which also underpins the Toyota C-HR. Lexus says that the platform gives the compact crossover the versatility of an SUV, while promising dynamic driving feel of a sports coupe.

the all-new UX will come equipped with the Lexus Safety System + (LSS+) advanced driver assistance suite, which includes technologies such as Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive High-Beam, among others.

Kit-wise, the Malaysian-spec UX 200 in Urban trim comes with 17-inch alloys, seven-inch TFT instrument cluster display, Nuluxe leather upholstery and black trims, and dual-zone air conditioning with rear air-con vents.

Sitting centrestage on the dashboard of the Urban variant is a seven-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, paired to a six-speaker Lexus Premium Audio set-up.

Moving up to the Luxury variant nets you 18-inch wheels, automatic windscreen wipers, and a powered tailgate with foot sensor. Inside, the Luxury variant also gains electronic steering wheel adjustment, and a unique Japanese paper grain and metallic trim finishing.

The infotainment display is now larger at 10.3 inches, along with two additional speakers. The front powered seats also get memory function, along with seat ventilation.

Meanwhile, the top-of-the-range variant gains several F-Sport exclusive goodies, including 18-inch F-Sport alloy wheels, F-Sport front grille, paddle shifters, an eight-inch instrument cluster display with a movable ring meter, head-up display, two additional driving modes (Sport+ and Custom), F-Sport leather upholstery, as well as aluminium pedals.

The Lexus UX will be available in eight different exterior shades – Sonic Quartz, Platinum Silver Metallic, Sonic Titanium, Graphite Black Glass Flake, Madder Red, Blazing Carnelian, Terrane Khaki and Celestial Blue.

The F-Sport variant gets two additional options – White Nova Glass Flake and Heat Blue Contrast Layering, in place of Sonic Quartz and Platinum Silver Metallic.

As standard, the entry-level Lexus SUV will come with a comprehensive five-year unlimited mileage warranty.


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Lexus UX 200 at KLIMS 2018