LEXUS REVEALS ENHANCED UX WITH GREATER SAFETY, CONVENIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Lexus will offer customers more preventative safety technology, improved driving dynamics and the latest available advances in multimedia on its luxury compact UX range.
The enhancements are part of the Lexus “Always On” philosophy of continual product improvement, bringing subtle but significant additions to the petrol and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) variants of the popular UX range which debuted in Australia in 2019.
The Lexus Driving Signature, defined by linear vehicle operation faithful to the driver’s input, is further evolved with the addition of 20 spot-welding points on the UX body for greater body stiffness, improved road holding and inspired driver feedback.
The electric power steering (EPS) system and suspension shock absorbers have also been recalibrated to help provide a more seamless transition between braking, steering and acceleration through bends and on a variety of road surfaces.
A stronger body and more faithful vehicle response adds to the dynamic safety of the UX, as does evolutionary improvements to the Lexus Safety System+1 preventive safety technology which appear on the UX 200 Luxury and UX 250h 2WD and AWD models.
More features and equipment for UX 200 Luxury
The UX 200 Luxury’s driving efficiency is furthered with the inclusion of the engine stop start system, while occupant comfort and convenience levels-up to the latest-generation 12.3-inch HD touchscreen display replacing the previous 10.3-inch version. The touchscreen display offers operation for satellite navigation2, Apple CarPlay®3 and Android Auto™4 and other useful vehicle functions.
DAB+ digital radio5 is now standard on the UX 200 Luxury and the audio system is upgraded to now include 10 speaker - two more than previous.
A multimedia highlight of the updated UX is the “Hey Lexus” voice recognition function which can be activated by pressing the talk button on the steering wheel, the microphone icon on the display, or simply through voice activation. The system is set up to recognise prescribed standard phrases through conversational language.
The UX 200 Luxury also gains Lexus Connected Services6 which provides further assurance for owners with valuable safety, security and vehicle information features. These benefits can be accessed by downloading the Lexus Connected7 smartphone app which turns a smartphone into a digital key through an Internet connection utilising a Data Communication Module (DCM).
All UX models, therefore, now have the larger touchscreen and Lexus Connected Services6 functionality.
Evolution of the F Sport driving experience
The UX 200 and 250h F Sport models have their driving image and sportiness further enhanced, both visually and technically.
Body coloured wheel arches and aluminium trim for the driver’s footrest add to the sporty aesthetics, while the addition of a brace to the steering gear complements the standard Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system and rear performance dampers that quickly absorb body flex and minor vibrations to further sharpen handling and improve overall ride comfort and quietness.
With its excellent responding damping force adjustment, the AVS simultaneously maintains a flat posture and absorbs excess shock, even on road surfaces with a combination of large undulations and minor bumps. This results in excellent steering response and stability faithful to the driver’s inputs.
All specifications and features are based on global information and may differ to those available in Australia.