Lexus recently invited Canadians to enjoy amazing experiences enabled by luxury automobiles that deliver head-turning design, supple details, class-leading safety, and pulse-racing performance. And at this month’s Edmonton Motor show, Lexus unveiled a fresh interpretation of luxury, with the all-new 2019 Lexus UX.
“The Lexus UX is a free-spirited luxury crossover crafted expressly for the modern, urban explorer,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus in Canada. “With brave body styling, agile performance and many innovative features and technologies making their first appearance on a Lexus model, the UX is a contemporary and dynamic interpretation of luxury that our Canadian guests will love.”
This all new compact luxury crossover features powerful bodywork in an attractively condensed form – delivering the best qualities of both an SUV and a sedan. The cabin evokes a calm and warm feeling that is balanced by exhilarating performance, built around GA-C – an all-new global architecture platform used for the first time in a Lexus. Offered in both conventional gas and gas-electric hybrid models, the UX features many all new technologies, including a Lexus Direct Shift continuously variable transmissions (gas models), a single knob ventilation control with wireless lighting system, and the world’s first aerodynamic wheel design that actively cools brakes while minimizing wind resistance. The UX is also available with the latest version of Lexus Safety System + (LSS+), including a Pre-Collision System (PCS) developed to be able to recognize pedestrians at night. Additionally, PCS radar detection has been extended to enable detection of cyclists during the day and also includes Lexus Co DRIVE (featuring Lane Tracing Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control), and Automatic High Beam. The industry-leading LSS+ is now offered on 98 percent of Lexus vehicles sold in Canada.
All UX models will also come standard with Apple CarPlay phone functionality. Once a compatible iPhone is connected through a USB cable, drivers can access Apple Music, maps, make phone calls, and send and receive messages all through the multimedia display or with voice control through Siri.
The all-new UX is joined by a broad range of Lexus luxury sedans, coupes and SUVs – including the Lexus RC luxury performance coupe, the best-selling Lexus RX mid-size luxury SUV, the refreshed Lexus NX compact SUV, the next-generation Lexus LS flagship sedan and Lexus LC prestige coupe, plus a full line-up of conventional and hybrid models.