Does Lexus’ enormous spindle grille look better on a smaller vehicle? You decide. The 2019 Lexus UX is the automaker’s newest SUV, and the compact ute wears one of the largest iterations of the brand’s polarizing face. The UX made its global debut earlier this month at the Geneva auto show, but the automaker just released more photos of it ahead of its U.S. debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show this week.
Outside, it’s not just its face that brings the drama. The UX fits right in with the brand’s other SUVs; it’s all angles and ridges from the grille to the chiseled lines that run from the front fender rearward. Inside, the dash is slightly canted toward the driver and a widescreen display is perched on top. The familiar multimedia-system touchpad controls sit to the right of the gear shifter.