The new Lexus UX

The new Lexus UX

18.02.2019: - OLD “CREATIVE URBAN EXPLORER” DESIGN · THE FIRST LEXUS BUILT ON THE NEW GA–C GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM

-  OLD “CREATIVE URBAN EXPLORER” DESIGN



· THE FIRST LEXUS BUILT ON THE NEW GA–C GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM



· EQUIPPED WITH BRAND NEW 4THGENERATION SELF-CHARGING HYBRID POWERTRAIN



· SECOND GENERATION ‘LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM +’ STANDARD ON ALL VERSIONS IN EUROPE (*)




The new Lexus UX offers the brand’s innovative luxury and safety in a package that combines bold new design elements and ultra-efficient new powertrains. For many customers, the UX will not only be their first Lexus, but also their first luxury vehicle.



The UX name is derived from the design team’s guiding concept and describes the vehicle’s mission: Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX.



The Lexus UX is designed for the modern urban explorers seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving, seeking not only what is new and exciting, but what is also relevant to their lifestyles.



Infused with dynamic attitude, the UX is engineered to deliver quick and engaging driving with a Lexus-smooth demeanour, making it a unique entry in the luxury compact crossover segment.



The UX is the first Lexus constructed using the new Global Architecture - Compact (GA-C) platform. A lightweight yet super-rigid structure, extremely low centre of gravity and refined suspension tuning endow the UX with exemplary handling agility and ride comfort, along with a distinctive driving personality.



The UX is available in two versions: the UX 250h with a fourth-generation self-charging hybrid powertrain featuring a new high-efficiency 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine engineered specifically for this platform, and, in selected markets, the UX 200 with an almost identical 2.0-litre petrol engine with superior thermal efficiency.



(*) Europe = EU countries + Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Turkey, Israel



EUROPE – A KEY MARKET FOR THE NEW LEXUS UX




The European market offers great potential for the new Lexus UX, a region in which customers are increasingly looking for premium quality alternatives to conventional sedans, wagons and hatchbacks that better suit modern lifestyles. Although this has led to a wealth of choice in the growing compact crossover / SUV segment, the UX stands apart from the competition as more distinctive, stylish player with strong dynamic appeal and the unique benefit of Lexus’ clean and efficient self-charging hybrid technology.



In essence the UX is a new genre of crossover, an “urban explorer” that offers a new take on what luxury means for today’s motorists. Alongside the well-established CT hatchback, it will take its place as a gateway model for Lexus and will play a key role in helping the company achieve its target of 100,000 annual sales in Europe* by 2020. Its self-charging hybrid technology has growing appeal, as the market moves away from diesel power to embrace alternative, electrified powertrains.



The UX will have broad appeal in Europe, particularly for customers with young families who want the flexibility of a crossover, but also a car that is as agile to drive around town as a hatchback, thanks to its nimble handling and excellent manoeuvrability. In this regard the UX will be the ideal partner for day-to-day travelling as well as journeys to discover new places and enjoy new experiences. At the same time, the UX will be a prime choice for downsizing households where the children have grown up, and for couples whose travel often mixes business with leisure.



As Lexus’ first compact crossover, the UX joins its larger NX and RX stable mates to complete a powerful European SUV and crossover range that fully expresses the pillars on which the brand has been transformed: brave design, exhilarating performance, imaginative technology and takumi superior craftsmanship.



*Lexus Europe sales include the European Union countries, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, as well as the following Eastern markets: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Caucasus region, Turkey and Israel.

 








FROM RADICAL DESIGN CONCEPT TO HEAD-TURNING UX CROSSOVER

‘CROSS-CREATE’ DESIGN APPROACH



Enthused by the excitement of the UX Concept, presented at 2016 Paris Motor Show, Chief Designer Tetsuo Miki and his team worked to create a road-going version of the new crossover, presented a few months later at 2018 Geneva Motor Show.



Guided by the three Lexus design principles of ‘YET philosophy’, ‘human-centred’ and ‘pioneering,’ they developed the ‘Cross-Create’ design approach which lead to the following creative statements:




1. EXTERIOR YET INTERIOR



Using the idea of ‘engawa’, Lexus designers worked to smooth the boundary between the exterior and interior of the car, connecting them with near seamless continuity. This approach is most evident in the UX driver’s seat, where one really senses the extremities of the car, making it much easier to drive and manoeuvre.



2. RUGGED SUV YET DYNAMIC CAR



By combining distinctive features from two very different types of car — such as the rugged wheel arch mouldings of a 4x4 juxtaposed with a fin-shaped rear combination light inspired by the rear spoiler of a sports car - this unconventional mix of styles has resulted in a highly original crossover design.





3. ROBUST EXTERIOR YET GLAMOROUS IMAG
E


Here the combination of robust exterior and intricately sculpted bodywork gives the UX its unique identity, resulting in an exterior which exemplifies the Lexus brand.




4. STYLISH YET FUNCTIONAL



Enthused by the excitement of the UX Concept, presented at 2016 Paris Motor Show, Chief Designer Tetsuo Miki and his team worked to create a road-going version of the new crossover, presented a few months later at 2018 Geneva Motor Show.



Guided by the three Lexus design principles of ‘YET philosophy’, ‘human-centred’ and ‘pioneering,’ they developed the ‘Cross-Create’ design approach which lead to the following creative statements:



Whilst wheel arch mouldings are generally installed to protect SUV bodywork from stone chips, they have a secondary function on the new UX: that of aerodynamically stabilizing the car. The same is true of the rear combination light and 17” alloy wheels, which both perform an aerodynamic function.




5. DRIVER-ORIENTED YET RELAXING FOR PASSENGERS



Inside, the designers created a “driver-oriented” cockpit, while at the same time using central ornamentation to achieve a smooth connection between the driver and passenger areas.



 6. SECURE INTERIOR YET OPEN FEEL


Positioned low in the cabin, robust structural elements provide peace of mind. Waist upwards, the UX is designed to offer a class-leading field of vision and feeling of space.

 



EXTERIOR DESIGN AND AERODYNAMICS




Lexus designers created an overall design theme combining strength with refinement, stylish yet functional.



The spindle grille, though sharing its basic shape with other Lexus models, is unique to the UX. It features a new mesh pattern with individual elements that gradually change in shape as they radiate out from the central Lexus emblem. The grille creates an intriguing three-dimensional appearance that appears to change with the viewing angle.



The headlamp design completes the UX’s face, giving it a determined, confident gaze. Daytime running lights are arranged in an arrowhead motif above the headlights, emphasizing the Lexus L-shaped lighting signature. These appear like brows above the standard single-projector dual-beam LED headlights or the optional ultra-small 3-projector LED units.



The vehicle’s basic form flows out from the lines of the spindle grille to envelop the cabin. Crisp, prominent sculpted surfaces and dramatically flared front and rear wings reflect strength, while an aerodynamic profile, large wheels pushed to the corners and a bold front fascia create the agile stance.



The wheel arch mouldings that protect the body from gravel thrown up by the tyres, use airflow over their edges to reduce turbulence and lift, contributing to the vehicle’s stability.



A similar contribution is made by the rear combination lamps. The Aero Stabilising Blade Lights begin at the top of the rear wings and span the rear of the vehicle. By guiding airflow around the rear of the UX, this design also reduces turbulence and lift, contributing to vehicle stability when cornering and driving in crosswinds.



The full-width lights project a distinctive night-time signature formed by a sequence of 120 LEDs and tapering toward the centre, measuring just 3mm thick at its narrowest point. A wing-type spoiler at the rear edge of the roof, along with a flat underbody, contribute to vehicle quietness and fuel efficiency.



Takumi (Japanese term for “artisan”)modellers worked with design andengineering to refine all exterior surfaces ofthe UX. Their work was crucial to refining surfaces down to the 0.01 mm level, pushing the boundaries for what could be produced in the body-stamping presses.



The standard 5-spoke 17x6.5-inch aluminium alloy aero ventilating wheels feature Gurney flaps along the spoke edges designed to reduce wind resistance while also increasing the airflow to cool the disc brakes.



The design pulls air from the inside of the wheel, while the air flow on the outer side of the vehicle is regulated to follow the wheel surface. The aero wheels are available ina choice of silver metallic and dark greymetallic colours. The UX also offers (nonaero)18-inch aluminium wheel designsincluding exclusive F SPORT-specificwheels.





COLOURS AS UNIQUE AS THE UX



The Lexus UX is offered in a total of 13 exterior colours that accentuate the vehicle’s bold lines.




Three exclusive new colours were developed for the UX: “Blazing Carnelian” creates vividness and a sense of depth using a multi-layer painting process that combines a red colour base layer with a yellow interference mica layer.



“Terrane Khaki” offers a strong contrast between bright highlights and dark, calm shades. The mica particles have been enlarged as much as possible without creating colour unevenness, achieving high brilliance while expressing toughness.



“Celestial Blue” creates a solid blue colour with glass flakes that sparkle in sunlight.






INTERIOR DESIGN: A NEW KIND OF LEXUS LUXURY




Lexus designed the UX cabin to evoke the feel of a dynamic, luxury sedan, but with the higher seating position and versatility desired in a crossover. The materials and workmanship are pure Lexus, combining Japanese traditions incraftsmanship and hospitality with innovative production techniques.



At the same time, the UX interior design also conveys a sense of security. As one example, the form of the interior door shoulders evokes a robust frame, expressing a secure feeling inside the vehicle.



Inspired by “Engawa”, a traditional Japanese architecture concept that blurs the boundary between a home’s exterior and interior, designers created a feeling of seamless continuity inside the UX. From the driver’s seat, the upper section ofthe instrument panel appears to extend out beyond the windshield into the wings. The result gives the driver an excellentfield of vision and a clear sense of the vehicle’s dimensions and tire placement. When viewed from outside the vehicle, thehood appears to connect directly to the instrument panel through the windshield.



Entering and exiting the UX is made easier through optimal placing of the hip-point and unique shaping of the seatcushion. The human-centred approach shows clearly in the instrument panel’s low, unobtrusive design and slim A-pillar mouldings, which are shaped to improve visibility. Even with a higher seating position than a standard passenger car, the reduction in distance between the hip and heel points gives the UX driver a feeling of being closer to the road than in a conventional SUV.



Car doors are the driver’s first point of contact with any vehicle. Leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of luxury, Lexus acoustic engineers collaborated with neural scientists to create the ultimate car door sound. Based on research into the brain waves which are created when a luxury car’s door closes, the team selected bespoke materials and adjusted the door shape by tenths of a millimetre to produce a satisfying, reassuring tone.



In addition, every UX produced at our Kyushu plant is inspected by Lexus ‘Takumi’ craftspeople in a dedicated Quiet Room facility before leaving the factory, in order to spot and if necessary correct any inconsistent door closing sound.



Typical of Lexus, the UX offers a quiet driving experience, thanks to the high-strength structure and optimal placement ofspecially designed sound-absorbing and insulating materials throughout the body. Also in typical Lexus fashion, engineerstraced noises to their sources to keep them out of the cabin. Even the sound of water being thrown by the tyres is reduced.





“SEAT-IN-CONTROL” CONCEPT



The UX makes the driver feel more in touch with the road thanks to a “seat-in-control” concept. Critical vehicle functions are grouped around the driver’s side of the cabin, and the seatback shape allows the driver to operate them while maintaining a comfortable, natural posture.



The seat height adjustment range is extremely broad to allow different kind of driving experiences, from a dynamic lowseating position like in a hatchback to high-seating position experience of a typical crossover.


The UX offers 6-way manual or 8-way power adjustable front seats, the latter with adjustable lumbar support for thedriver. Front seat cushions use springs and foam specially designed to gently envelop occupants and to disperse pressureunder the occupant’s sciatic area.



Lexus luxury extends throughout the UX cabin. The three-spoke steering wheel and analogue clock come from the Lexus LS, for example, and Lexus Climate Concierge, as used in other Lexus models, automatically links heating and cooling airflow with the heated and ventilated seats to optimise interior temperature comfort. Renowned Lexus attention to detail is also evident in a headliner design that eliminates distracting shadows at the windshield header, as well as control switches with a signature “Lexus feel.”




LUXURIOUS NEW FINISHES




From its inception, Lexus has drawn on Japanese traditions in craftsmanship and hospitality to infuse its vehicles with aunique sense of contemporary luxury. Lexus adapted this approach to the UX to appeal especially to younger customers experiencing their first luxury vehicle.



Thanks to a series of interviews with premium car owners conducted in different regions of the world, including Europe,to understand their expectations in terms of design and discover more about their lifestyles, Lexus designers collectedinspiring and consistent findings, which gave them a fresh perspective on luxury and helped define the UX interior’sappearance and quality.



The result is an uncluttered “less is more” approach that makes the UX feel more inviting and accessible.



A vehicle’s interior is composed of many components, such as the instrument panel, seats and ornamentation. But it is thesum of these parts that matters most, ensuring a good balance between all components.



One example is an optional leather upholstery finish with a stitching inspired by “sashiko”, a customary Japanese stitching technique that is also used in the making of judo and kendo martial arts uniforms. It’s combined with a “calculated art” perforation pattern on the lower part of the seat that is derived from mathematical curves and gradations in perfect alignment.



The Lexus UX offers a wide choice of interior colour combinations, each of which conveys a specific mood andaccentuates the premium design. The seating is available in fabric, leather or a combination of fabric and Tahara leather.The standard models offer a choice of five colours, including Cobalt, Black, White Ash, Rich Cream and Ochre. Inaddition to Black, the F SPORT also offers exclusive Flare Red and White seat colours.



The sweeping instrument panel and cabin trim offer a choice of two different grain patterns and four colours. In a Lexusfirst, the UX offers a new trim finish inspired by Japanese paper, known as “washi”. It’s common in traditional Japanese homes and it evokes a calm and warm feeling. A leather-like grain finish, also featured in the Lexus LC coupe and LS sedan, is also available.

 



HOW JAPANESE HERITAGE INFLUENCED THE NEW LEXUS UX CROSSOVER



• The design team for the new UX crossover was inspired by Lexus’ rich and varied Japanese heritage:


• UX cabin shaped by ‘engawa’, an architectural concept which defines the smooth transition from interior to exterior design


• Traditional ‘sashiko’ quilting stitched by Lexus’ ‘Takumi’ craftspeople


• ‘Washi’ dashboard trim which exhibits the texture of ancient Japanese paper sliding doors


• Design features which embrace ‘Omotenashi’ hospitality





‘ENGAWA’ ARCHITECTURE




Despite the UX’s compact exterior dimensions, the design team wanted to ensure that its inside felt open and spacious. One of their solutions was inspired by a traditional Japanese architectural concept called ‘engawa’.



“Houses in Japan often have a veranda area which bridges theboundary between the inside and the outside. The Lexus UX hassomething similar: we’ve made a seamless connection betweenthe cabin and the car’s exterior,” explains UX Chief Designer  Tetsuo Miki.



This design detail gives UX passengers an open and airy feeling and the driver a precise sense of the extremities of the car, making it much easier to drive and manoeuvre in confined spaces. Overall visibility in the UX is enhanced by a low bonnet enabled by the new (GA-C) platform and the low-mounted drivetrain.





‘SASHIKO’ STITCHING


The smooth leather upholstery available on the UX is inspired by ‘sashiko’, a traditional Japanese quilting technique used in the making of judo and kendo martial arts uniforms. Requiring a steady, skilful hand, sashiko quilting is executed by Lexus’ ‘Takumi’ craftspeople, who are the artisans of the Lexus factory floor and the best of the best. The quilted leather is decorated with new perforation patterns that form mathematical curves and gradations in perfect alignment, enhancing the appearance of the seats.



“The traditional ‘sashiko’ stitching technique is over 1,200 yearsold, and with up to 10 stitches per inch, its strength makes it popularfor judo and kendo uniforms. This craft form was also put to good use by early Japanese fire fighters, with sashiko stitching covering their protective cotton coats,” says UX Interior Designer, Keiko Shishido.






‘WASHI’ TRIM



The new UX is the first Lexus to offer dashboard trim which draws on the grain of a paper, known as ‘washi’, familiar from the ‘shoji’ paper sliding doors of traditional Japanese houses.




‘OMOTENASHI’ HOSPITALITY




Ever since the first Lexus was unveiled in 1989, the company hasgone the extra mile for its customers. Evidenced by countless awards over the last 30 years, Lexus aims to treat customers as if they were a guest in one’s home.




The inspiration for this peerless level of customer service is ‘Omotenashi’,which translates from the Japanese as ‘hospitality and polite service’. However, Omotenashi is much more than excellence of service; it is an ancient concept that describes one’s ability to anticipate the needs of another.




Omotenashi also influences how Lexus designs cars like the newUX. We see it in the hands-free power tailgate, for example, whichmakes for convenient loading and unloading. And the S-Flow Climate Control, which discharges mildly acidic nano-e® ions,filling the cabin with fresh air and creating an atmosphere that gently moisturises skin and hair.





INTUITIVE CONTROLS AND CLEAR DISPLAYS




The UX instrument panel design combines unique Lexus traits and intuitive technology. A 7-in. TFT LCD display meter digitally creates realistic, analogue gauges in a three-dimensional space.



An available head-up display underscores the Lexus UX’s high-tech feel while putting vital vehicle information in the driver’s line of sight. The large colour display projects the information to a virtual “screen” 2.5m (8 ft.) in front of the driver, making it easier to focus on the display as well as objects in front of the vehicle. The bright, high-contrast display is easy to see in daylight and in snowy conditions.




The Lexus Remote Touch Interface (RTI) with haptic interface in the UX is designed to feel as familiar to use as a smartphone. The RTI utilises intuitive operations, such as double tapping and flicking, to mimic common phone gestures. Frameless construction eliminates edges, and a special coating on the touch pad surface lets fingers easily slide over it while minimizing the appearance of fingerprints. The touchpad can recognize Roman block letters when typing a search name. Touchpad surface haptic vibrations indicates to the user when the cursor is moved, making it easier to align the cursor with the desired function button.



A switch at the base of the touch pad can call up an operation screen with related functions, such as air conditioning and navigation, enabling easier access without going through menus. In a unique touch of high-tech elegance, the Lexus logo on the pad surface is backlit at night.





IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGY



Lexus designers created a refined cabin atmosphere, for instance by integrating subtle LED cabin lighting. White LEDs illuminate the front foot wells, glovebox, and console switches and also serve as the dome light, map lights and cargo area light.



As another example, each of the UX’s air vents uses a new single-knob control for airflow direction and volume. By combining the two functions in a single control, the air passages of each vent could be made larger, improving airflow while reducing noise.



Luxury-grade models feature illuminated vent controls with distinctive LED light source wirelessly powered by electromagnetic resonance of two adjacent coils vibrating at the same frequency. Using the same design principle as the Lexus LC’s rear combination lamps, the vent control LEDs use mirror optics to create the effect of floating lighting depth, even though the light element is just 3mm thick.





VERSATILITY THROUGH THOUGHTFUL PACKAGING




The UX package is suited to making urban exploring easier. A 2640mm wheelbase contributes to a smooth, stable ride and cabin roominess. The 4495mm length and best-in segment 10.4m curb-to-curb turning diameter help make the Lexus UX easy to manoeuvre and convenient to park.



Getting in and out is made easier through several factors including optimal placing of the hip-point, a cut-off profile for the rocker panel below the doors and the shape of the seat cushion. For interior storage, the UX offers the largest console box in its class.



An available hands-free power rear gate makes loading the UX more convenient, and solid aluminium roof rails allow installation of a variety of accessory carriers.



Depending on model configuration, tyres and markets, the UX features a repair kit, run-flat tyres or a spare tire. The newly-developed 2ndgeneration run-flat tyres are quieter and more comfortable, while now allowing the vehicle to travel with a flat tire at speeds up to 80 km/h for up to 160 km.





IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS




The Lexus UX models offer the latest in the brand’s multimedia and navigation technology. A 7-inch EMV (Electro Multi Vision) display is standard, and a 10.25-in. EMV display is used with the available Lexus Navigation system.



The standard Lexus Premium Sound System can play back the highest-resolution digital audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, and OGG Orbis) from a USB device, conveying more musical data than a CD. Dual rear-seat USB ports enable passengers to use and recharge their smartphones or tablets.



The standard 6-speaker system and available 8-speaker upgrade system use bamboo charcoal speaker diaphragms to reduce mass and deliver natural-sounding voices and improved mid-range sound. Both systems create a more lifelike soundstage by using tweeters mounted at the sides of the instrument panel, and reflecting sound off the windshield. The 8-speaker system adds a centre-dash tweeter, a subwoofer mounted in the luggage area and a more powerful amplifier.



The available Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System – a segment exclusive – uses a 13-speaker array, low-distortion 668W Class D 8-channel amplifier, Quantum Logic Surround Sound and ClariFi™ 2.0 technology to deliver an immersive concert-like sound experience in the UX.



Drivers who wish to experience the above features and many more on the new Lexus UX should contact their local Lexus dealership to arrange a test drive: www.lexus.eu

 



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More power, optimised chassis, increased comfortPorsche has expanded its range of compact SUVs with the addition of the powerful Macan S. The new model from the sports car manufacturer features a new three-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with a g more >>
McLaren Automotive lights up the Supercar class with new 720S Spider
08.12.2018
New 720S Spider the most accomplished convertible supercar ever from McLaren, combining the thrill of open-air driving with unparalleled Super Series dynamic performance and sophisticationLight, stiff and extremely strong Monocage II-S carbon fibre core more >>
Skoda redefines its compact car range with the SCALA
06.12.2018
The first ŠKODA based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platformThe next major stage of development for the ŠKODA design languageAll-new infotainment system and lots of innovative ŠKODA Connect mobile online services more >>
Extensive engine range for new Audi Q3
29.11.2018
Compact SUV available in seven engine/transmission variants        quattro drive for optimum traction off the beaten track        Base price in Germany 33,700 euros, deliveries due late 2018 more >>
2019 Toyota Prius with new Hybrid AWD-i system to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show
28.11.2018
Toyota marks next step in its world-leading self-charging hybrid technology with introduction of new Hybrid AWD-i electric all-wheel drive system for PriusAdditional styling, technology and performance improvements for the 2019 Prius revealed to more >>
From radical design concept to head-turning Lexus UX Crossover
27.11.2018
New UX inspired by a concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor ShowStrong synergy between the exterior and interior styling‘Cross-Create’ design approach based on the Lexus ‘YET’ philosophyCaptivating crossove more >>
New “Black Style” R-Line design package for the VW Tiguan SUV is now available to order
22.11.2018
New design package accentuates the Tiguan’s dynamic exterior Drivers can now add a host of fashionable and sophisticated black features to their Tiguan with the new “Black Style” R-Line design package, making the compact SU more >>
The New Tarraco: the right SUV to complete SEAT’s biggest product offensive
21.11.2018
    The Tarraco is SEAT’s entry into the large SUV market, completing the family line-up as it joins the Arona and Ateca    The Tarraco blends greater levels of design, quality, equipment, connectivity, safety, style more >>
New BMW 330e Sedan with state of the art BMW eDrive technology
16.11.2018
Sportier and more efficient than ever thanks to state-of-the-art BMW eDrive Technology: Engine portfolio supplemented for the new generation of the sports sedan with the addition of plug-in hybrid drive – electrically powered r more >>
New Sedan joins Toyota Corolla Hybrid family
16.11.2018
    Sedan joins Hatchback and Touring Sports in 12th generation Corolla model line-up    Available with 1.8 litre self-charging hybrid, for the first time on the legendary Corolla Sedan in Europe    Newly adopted Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) GA-C platform combines sleek design with superior handlin more >>

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