Lexus Malaysia recently launched the all-new Lexus UX on our shores, and Eu Jin had the opportunity to take it out on the roads to see what it’s all about.

Can the “entry-level” Lexus take on more prominent players in the premium compact-crossover segment, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Volvo XC40? Watch on to find out.

There are three trim levels available for the Lexus UX – Urban (RM243,888), Luxury (RM283,888), and F-Sport (RM299,888). For a complete breakdown of kit offered for each variant, do check out our launch article.

All variants are powered by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine, producing 169 hp and 205 Nm of torque, paired to a Direct Shift CVT (mechanical first gear) to drive the front wheels.

Performance wise, Lexus claims that the UX does the century sprint in 9.2 seconds, onward to a top speed of 190 km/h.

The Lexus UX is built on the TNGA-C platform, which underpins other cars such as the Toyota C-HR and Corolla; Eu Jin was happy to report that the three pillars of the TNGA – Stability, Agility and Visibility – are present here as well.


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