Lexus has just announced it will premiere their new compact SUV, the UX, at the Geneva Motor Show 2018.
While Lexus has just released a single image of the rear of the UX, highlighting the distinctive tail lamps with full width illumination, adjusting the brightness of this image revealed one of the powertrain that will be made available of the new compact model.
The model bears the ‘UX 250h’ emblem which, in Lexus nomenclature, it looks set to be a new hybrid powertrain system.
To recap, the Lexus Hybrid Drive (LHD) system in the NX 300h model is a 2.5-litre petrol engine with a combined system output of 197 PS. Could the UX 250h have a total system output that is lower than the 300h models – perhaps the 122 PS 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain found in the C-HR?
Hybrid system of the Toyota C-HR
First making its debut as the Lexus UX Concept, the model will join the growing list of premium compact SUV models, including the recently launched Volvo XC40, the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Range Rover Evoque, and the pioneer of the segment, the BMW X1.
Full details will be revealed on March 6th in Geneva.