KLIMS 2018: Baby-SUV Lexus UX 200 Previewed, 169 Hp Paired With New D-CVT

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KLIMS 2018: Baby-SUV Lexus UX 200 Previewed, 169 Hp Paired With New D-CVT

Lexus Malaysia complemented the preview of the all-new Lexus ES with another important model, the Lexus UX compact crossover.

The all-new model is positioned at the emerging compact crossover segment that includes the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Audi Q3, and the long waiting period Volvo XC40.

The left-hand drive unit brought in by Lexus Malaysia features the latest 2.0-litre engine with Dynamic Force technology. The naturally aspirated (only type in the segment) engine is said to develop up to 169 hp and 205 Nm of torque. A newly developed CVT-type transmission with a launch gear improves acceleration from standstill and low speeds.

The result of this powertrain combination is a time of 9.2 seconds for the traditional century dash benchmark.

The Lexus UX is the first model to be based on Toyota’s TNGA platform, specifically the GA-C variant. The GA-C variant of the TNGA platform is also utilized by the Toyota C-HR and Toyota Corolla models.

Lexus says that the benefit of the new platform includes sure-footed handling akin to a sports coupe. Occupants will also take note of the highly inviting and pleasing interior in the Lexus UX. Japanese craftsmanship is evident through the placement of the paper 'washi'-inspired trim panel.

Gallery: KLIMS 2018: Lexus UX 200 Preview

Siew Weng

Siew Weng

Weng loves the technical bits of the automobile, and even more fascinated on the reasons the designer created the crease or fold, as well as innovative use of existing systems to execute new features. Prior to being in the content creation field, Weng was part of the product life cycle management team for a few automotive brands.



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