The Lexus UX gets a refresh for 2020, ups the tech quotient
|driving.ca 03 Dec 2019 at 14:26|
There are two powertrain choices, the standard being a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 168 horsepower, sending power to the front wheels via a CVT transmission. The second option is a hybrid powertrain built around a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, coupled to Lexus’ fourth-generation self-charging gasoline-electric system.
The hybrid option makes 181 horsepower, sending gasoline power to the front wheels via a CVT and using an electric motor for the rear wheels to make the vehicle all-wheel-drive. Lexus says more than 95 per cent of customers choose the hybrid.
Taking a page from Tesla, the Lexus UX can now be unlocked with an included key card when specced in the Luxury trim options. Android Auto and Apple Carplay are now available as standard.
Road Test: 2019 Lexus UX 200 F Sport
The base model UX starts well-optioned at $37,450, featuring heated and ventilated front seats and 17-inch alloy wheels. Stepping up to the Sport Series 1 at $39,750 adds a heated steering wheel, LED fog lamps, F SPORT appearance package and 18-inch alloys.
Hybrid models feature the same standard equipment, as well as all-wheel-drive, starting at $40,000. The luxury package is $45,300, and adds a 10.3-inch display screen with embedded navigation, head-up display, a driver’s seat memory system, intuitive parking assist with auto-braking, hands-free rear hatch and a wireless charging system.
The UX 250h F Sport Series 1 ($42,100) and Series 2 ($48,900) both add the same features as the gasoline versions.