Lexus prices UX

compact SUV

Lexus UX 250h, 2018, front

PREMIUM car brand Lexus has announced prices for its new UX compact crossover which will be on sale next spring.

A three model line up will be available with the new UX starting from £29,000.

It will be joined by F Sport models priced from £33,900 and the range will top out from £39,100 for high specification Takumi versions.

All will be powered by Lexus' hybrid powertrain which uses a 2.0-litre, four cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor. The car will be badged UX 250h.

Front and all-wheel-drive models will be available with the latter using Lexus's lightweight E-Four system which provides electric motor drive to the rear wheels.

Performance figures for the UX are still to be announced.

The UX is the first model to be built on the new Lexus Global Architecture - C platform which features a low centre of gravity and a rigid body construction.

The UX will also be fitted with the second generation of Lexus's Safety System+, a new navigation system, dual-zone air conditioning and 17-inch alloys.

Key features for the F Sport include 18-inch alloy wheels and a front spindle grille, plus F Sport front seats, rear privacy glass, heated, power-adjustable front seats and a heated steering wheel.

The UX Takumi, named in celebration of Lexus's skilled takumi craftsmen, has leather upholstery, integrated front seat ventilation, a bespoke Mark Levinson 13-speaker Premium Surround Sound system, 10-inch multimedia display, 360-degree camera, driver's head-up display, sunroof, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert with braking function.

The car is due to be launched in March, 2019.

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