2020 Lexus UX Concept, Redesign, Price, Release Date. Toyota’s luxury brand has also entered the segment of subcompact crossovers. It happened recently, with the brand-new Lexus UX. Considering that the new model came a few weeks ago, we wouldn’t normally expect to see bigger changes for the second production year. Things are different this time. It looks like the company plans to introduce a new engine option, turbocharged this time. With this addition, the 2020 Lexus UX will definitely be more competitive in the segment that is becoming more and more popular. Other than that, we don’t count on too many changes for the next year.
The engine of new Lexus UX
The current engine may be economical but definitely lacks power for competing in a premium segment. We expect to see a new engine in the offer for 2020 Lexus UX. It should be a familiar 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which delivers around 235 horsepower. The current 169-hp engine should remain and it will probably be reserved for base models. Underpowered, it offers amazing fuel economy, which goes around 33 mpg in a combined ride. If you want even better economy, a hybrid version is in the offer. It combines a four-cylinder gasoline engine with a couple of electric motors, making total output of 175 horsepower. Combined fuel economy goes around 39 mpg.
All Lexus models have their mainstream, Toyota counterpart. This one is no exception. It shares most of its characteristics with the recently introduced Toyota C-HR. Two models ride on the same version of the company’s new TNGA platform, which brings significant improvement in terms of overall driving characteristics. Two models feature the same wheelbase and similar dimensions. On the other side, the UX comes with its own styling, which heavily relies on the brand’s newest design language. You can see a lot of inspiration from models like RX and NX, though there are some distinctive details as well, in form of slightly updated spindle grille, different air intakes on the bumper etc. The 2020 Lexus UX definitely won’t bring any important change in this aspect.
2020 Lexus UX interior
Once again, don’t expect too many changes in the 2020 Lexus UX It will represent the second production year, so the best we can get is more standard equipment, though the current model is already generous in this aspect. Tech features 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot and similar things are standard features already in base models. In terms of the style, this is definitely one of the finest cabins you’ll find in the class. Elegant lines are combined with hi-quality materials, while seats offer excellent support.
2020 Lexus UX Release Date and Price
Despite there is a big chance to see a new engine in the offer, the 2020 Lexus UX probably won’t come before the last quarter of next year. Count on the same base price, which goes around $32,000.