Lexus Malaysia has made available the newest compact SUV, the Lexus UX 200. The Lexus UX 200 is designed and built from the ground up to offer drivers the attributes and versatility of an SUV with the sleek and elegant styling of a hatchback. Lexus deems the UX a game changer, we’ll let you readers decide…
The Lexus UX 200 in Malaysia is offered in three variants: Urban, Luxury and F-Sport. The base model is the Urban variant which has standard equipment, while the UX Luxury and F-Sport variants get more goodies. Depending on model, the UX takes up a power back door with a kick-open function, wireless charging and a panoramic-view mirror.
As Lexus’ entry SUV, the UX doesn’t disappoint with its looks. The design of the vehicle is based on ‘Urban Explorer’ concept, which combines strength with refinement, stylishness with functionality in an appealing and sporty compact form. As a modern compact SUV, the UX has a bold exterior with fluid lines, sculpted surfaces, and the familiar Lexus ‘spindle’ grille.
The compact SUV’s sleek aerodynamic profile is further accentuated by protruding wheel arches and sculpted combination rear lights that flows dramatically to the flared wings or arches. The large enough wheels with ten-spoke rims give the UX its athletic poise and sturdy stance. From the rear, the UX has those race car-like thin combi. lights, called the LED Aero Stabilizing Blade Lights. This LED Blade lights work like an aerodynamic spoiler to lend the UX’s its profound character.
Moving inside, the UX is the world’s first to have illuminated vent controls, using electromagnetic resonance. In the cabin, Lexus has a tendency to offer the finest Japanese craftmanship, materials and various creature comforts. The interior trim finish is inspired by Japanese paper (washi), which is commonly found in traditional homes, especially on shoji doors to evoke a feeling of calm and warmth. Additionally, Sashiko quilting, traditional Japanese quilting technique renowned for its strength and commonly found in judo and kendo uniforms, is extensively used in the Lexus UX 200 Luxury’s smooth leather upholstery. Another highlight is the Takumi philosophy, the quilted leather is decorated with perfect perforation patterns that fuse art and functionality in order to enhance the appearance of the seats.
The UX’s interior is defined by the ‘Seat-in-Control’ concept, adapted from the LC 500 Coupe. The driver gains an excellent field of vision and clearer sense of the vehicle thanks to the upper section of the instrument panel and the high seating position.
In the driver-centric cockpit, Lexus has outfitted the Remote Touch Interface (RTI), a haptic interface designed to replicate smartphone usability. Plus, CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity to the car’s touch screen is standard across the board.
The heart of a Compact SUV
Under the hood, the UX 200 houses a powertrain which includes 165ho 2.0l non-turbo engine and 10-speed Direct-Shift CVT. This configuration makes for a perfect getaway weekender, yet a frugal choice for urban drives.
On the safety front, the UX 200 has the familiar Lexus Safety System Plus (LSS+), an integrated suite of safety systems. The suite employs several sensors, cameras and systems to help mitigate road accidents through alerts and semi-autonomous actions. It comprises Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Stop & Go Function & Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and Adaptive High-beam System (AHS).
The Lexus UX 200 retails from RM243,888 and comes with a comprehensive warranty five (5) years with unlimited mileage. Complete aftersales support is available at seven Lexus showrooms in the country. Test drive the UX and enjoy a weekend fun with Lexus from 7 – 8 March.
Lexus UX 200 prices
Lexus UX 200 Urban at RM 243,888
Lexus UX 200 Luxury at RM 283,888
Lexus UX 200 F-Sport at RM 299,888