Lexus has dropped a teaser of its upcoming entry-level SUV, the UX, ahead of its Geneva debut. It is based on the UX concept which was first showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Lexus UX is likely to go on sale a few months after its global debut.
Lexus has teased the rear profile of the UX and the production-spec model seems to have retained the concept’s width-spanning LED tail lamps. The silhouette also looks similar to the concept from the rear. Overall, expect it to look edgy and sharp just like any other Lexus offering, but not as polarising as the UX concept. Mechanically, it is likely to be powered by a turbocharged petrol and a hybrid powertrain options like its bigger sibling, the NX.
Well, it should be. All of its three rivals, the Audi Q3, the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, are doing well in the country. In fact, soon, this segment will see another launch this year in the form of the Volvo XC40.
Moreover, since Lexus imports its entire model range to India via the CBU (completely built unit) route, it would be fairly easy for the manufacturer to launch the new SUV here as soon as it goes on sale globally. Like its siblings, expect the UX to be slightly expensive than its immediate rivals. The BMW X1, for instance, starts at Rs 32.40 lakh (ex-showroom pan India).