The First-Ever Lexus UX Is On Its Way to CalgaryBlog Sep 10th, 2018
The first ever Lexus UX has finally made its debut. A daring crossover, it is unlike anything else in its class. Here at Lexus of Calgary, we cannot wait for the UX to go on sale early next year. This new Lexus model will be the perfect fit for our Calgary guests who like to make a statement.
Excited? You should be! Take a closer look at the new Lexus UX.
Cutting Edge Design
The new Lexus UX is unconventional and bold. Its precise contours and graceful lines wrap around the crossover, boasting a chiseled presence as each crafted angle expresses both strength and elegance.
The front of the new UX features an iteration of the familiar Lexus Spindle Grille, strikingly flared fenders, aluminum wheels with aerodynamic design, and sharp, piercing headlights that demand attention day and night.
In the Back
The drama continues as you walk around to the back and first notice the flared rear fenders, which contrast sharply with the simple design of the rear. Combination lamps stretch boldly across the back, connected by a single line of 120 LED lights. Compared to the conventional themes of the SUV class, the Lexus UX certainly challenges the status quo.
“My favourite feature of the UX is the overall proportion of the exterior. The concept of the design merges an armored vehicle with a racy character.” – Lexus UX Chief Engineer Chika Kako
Performance & Handling
A New Platform and High Efficiency Engine
Not only is the UX bolder than any SUV in its class, but it is the first Lexus vehicle to be built on the all-new Global Architectural Platform. Setting the tone for its dynamic performance, the UX boasts increased structural rigidity and a low centre of gravity, offering quick handling response with exceptional stability.
Thanks to the 103.9-in. wheelbase, you will experience a smooth ride, and will easily maneuver into compact city parking spaces with the best-in-class 17.1 ft. turning radius.
A new 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder engine delivers both high performance and impressive fuel efficiency through an all-new Direct-Shift CVT transmission, which combines the smoothness of a continuously variable transmission with the direct feel of a traditional gear-driven automatic.
The Latest Generation of Hybrid Tech
The first-ever UX also introduces Lexus’ latest generation of available Self- Charging Hybrid powertrain. The UX 250h produces an impressive 178 net horsepower, while boasting the best fuel-efficiency in its class and is available in both FWD and eAWD variants.
Looking for More Finesse?
An optional F SPORT package is available on UX. Offering even bolder styling cues along with enhanced steering feel and throttle response through a sport-tuned suspension and Drive Mode Select configuration, it is made for Calgary drivers who seek even more engagement.
Comfort, Tech, & Safety
When it comes to comfort, technology, and safety, the UX is everything you expect from Lexus.
The interior welcomes drivers and passengers alike with harmonious design and contemporary finishes, including a new available trim inspired by the grain of handmade Japanese paper known as Washi. The front centers around the driver, offering a commanding view of the Alberta roads with conveniently located controls.
A Look at the Tech
Staying connected while on the road is essential to our Calgary guests. In addition to the ergonomics you expect from Lexus, the UX offers the technology to make your drive even better, such as Apple CarPlay, the standard Lexus Enform, wireless phone charging, head-up display, and back-up camera.
Lexus is among the first luxury automakers to feature Amazon Alexa integration, so UX drivers can ask Alexa to play music and media, read Kindle books, control smart home devices, and more.
We know the most important part of your ride is safety. Standard with the UX is the newest version of the Lexus Safety System+, along Lane Tracing Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assist, and a Pre-Collision System that can recognize pedestrians at night.
We want our Calgary guests to be safe on the roads, and in the Lexus UX, you certainly will be.
A New Way to Access a Lexus
When the UX goes on sale early 2019, there will be a new option in addition to the usual purchase and lease processes. For the first time in the history of Lexus, the UX will be offered through a subscription service. Details will be announced closer to the UX on-sale date.
In addition, Calgary guests can pre-order their new UX through one of our product advisors.
Excited? So are we! In the meantime, learn more about Lexus of Calgary.