6 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Lexus UXMar 11th, 2019
We know you’ve heard a lot about the all-new Lexus UX. You already know it’s a fresh take on the compact luxury SUV. You know it’s brimming with city-smart technology and shows off a bold urban design that’s fresh and exciting. But we bet you didn’t know some of these fun facts.
The Lexus UX 250h is the First and Only Self-Charging Hybrid in its Class
So what does “self-charging” actually mean? Self-charging describes a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a gas or diesel engine with electric power. Part of the engine’s power is used to charge a small battery that helps move the car at low speeds or when accelerating.
Essentially, a self-charging vehicle uses both a traditional engine and a hybrid battery, offering the best of both worlds. This improves fuel efficiency big time! In fact, it’s the reason why the Lexus UX offers a class-leading fuel economy of 6.0 L/100 km.
The Lexus UX 250h Offers Class-Leading Fuel Economy
With a fuel economy of 6.0 L/100 km on the highway, the 2019 UX blows competitors like the Mercedez-Benz GLA (9.6 L/100 km), Audi Q3 (9.5 L/100 km) and the BMW X1 (8.5 L/100 km) out of the water.
In fact, you save $95 every time you fuel up the UX over the Q3 and $72 over the X1 and GLA. That adds up quickly. We’re talking thousands of dollars a year just in fuel savings.
The Lexus UX Offers 6 Interior Colours
Did we mention the Lexus UX comes in six great colours? Black, F-Sport Black, F-Sport Circuit Red, F-Sport White, Birch, and Glazed Caramel.
The Lexus UX Has the World’s First Aero-Stabilizing Blade Lights
You can’t miss ’em. They’re those two wings sticking up from the back. Lexus calls them Aero Stabilizing Blade Lights because they make the UX more aerodynamic and give the crossover a look unlike any other on the market right now.
Fun fact? The UX’s chief engineer Chika Kako said early designs of the taillights actually looked like wild anime robot antennae. We kind of think they still do (and we like it)!
The Lexus UX Offers Wireless Smartphone Charging
In the Lexus UX, chords are a thing of the past. Don’t worry about forgetting your cable at home or your phone dying on a long road trip.
The UX has two 2.1-amp USB ports, a 12-volt outlet and an available wireless charging pad below the infotainment system on the dashboard. To charge your smartphone, just press the Qi wireless charger switch and place it on the pad.
The Lexus UX Has the Same Front Grille as the LS 500