The 2019 Lexus UX is the latest vehicle to join Lexus’ lineup, and Lexus says it’s the first compact luxury crossover that Toyota’s luxury division has ever made. I don’t think that’s true; the NX is pretty compact on its own, but I guess if you make it, you get to name it.
The styling on the UX is, if you look at it closely, a mishmash of other Lexus vehicles. The grille looks like it’s from an RX, the headlights look like they’re from the LC coupe, and the overall shape and aesthetic is from the NX. That means it has very angular, aggressive styling.
The model shown in the video above is an F Sport model. Lexus will offer the F Sport package on both the gas and hybrid versions of the UX. F Sports get unique rear bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels and jet-black accents that make the UX look sportier.
The UX will be offered in UX 200 gas and UX 250h hybrid variants. The gas version is front-wheel-drive-only; shoppers looking for all-wheel drive will have to get the hybrid.
One cool fact about the UX is that it’s the first vehicle designed by either Toyota or Lexus to have a female chief engineer, and we think that’s something worth celebrating.
Watch the video above for the rest of my impressions of the 2019 Lexus UX, and stay tuned to Cars.com for more details as we get closer to the UX’s December 2018 on-sale date.
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