After the recent launch, the 2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h models are expected to carry on without bigger changes for the next year. The company’s new entry-level crossover competes in the segment of subcompact luxury crossovers. As you may presume, it is based on Toyota C-HR and shares pretty much complete mechanics with it.
On the other side, it sports the brand’s latest design language and comes with much more luxury. In terms of the powertrain, there are two versions in the offer, gasoline, and hybrid. Additionally, some reports suggest another gasoline option to be introduced for the next year, though we still haven’t head anything from the officials. In any case, we don’t expect to see the new model before late 2019, whether it comes with this change or not.
2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h Design
In terms of base design characteristics, things will definitely remain the same. The 2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h models will continue with a familiar design, which has been introduced last year. In terms of mechanics, this model shares a lot with its corporal sibling, Toyota CH-R. Two models are very close, mechanically. Of course, the UX rides on the company’s new TNGA platform, which has brought some significant improvements, especially in terms of driving dynamics, compared to some previous generations of the company’s crossovers.
In terms of the styling, 2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h models will feature the same look. This means a typical 5-door crossover layout. The front end is completely adapted to the company’s latest design language, while the overall shape closely resembles the RX model, just in a much smaller package, of course. For the next year, we shouldn’t see any notable change, except for new exterior colors and similar things.
2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h Interior
The interior design is definitely a strong point of this SUV. Once you step in this small crossover, you will instantly notice a very stylish dashboard and the rest of the cabin. This model offers plenty of style on the inside. Premium, soft-touch materials dominate, though you can notice a couple of low-rent materials if you look closer. Still, this is a pretty typical thing for the segment and the UX is actually more upscale than pretty much any other model in the class. Also, the cabin is quite spacious. Despite we’re talking about a subcompact crossover, there is plenty of headroom in both rows, while the legroom is quite decent as well. Also, you can count on a pretty spacious cargo area, which features around 22 cubic feet behind rear seats.
2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h Features
When it comes to standard equipment, Both versions have a lot to offer. When it comes to the base 2020 Lexus UX 200, it comes with a fine amount of tech goodies, such as 7-inch display screen, the Lexus Remote Touch interface, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot etc. Of course, you can get even more in higher trims. Also, there is a long list of safety systems. Even the most basic versions are feature things like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane trace assists, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking etc.
The 2020 Lexus UX 250h features pretty much the same list of standard and optional equipment, with minimal differences.
2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the base 2020 Lexus UX 200 comes with a new 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, which delivers around 169 horsepower. With such amount of power, you definitely won’t be impressed with the UX’s dynamics and ride quality. However, it’s fuel economy impressive, as you can count on 33 miles per gallon in a combined ride, which is some of the highest numbers in the class. Therefore, many reports suggest that Lexus is about to introduce a performance, F Sport version. This one would probably come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which delivers around 235 horsepower, which would significantly improve performances. However, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials.
The 2020 Lexus 250h is also quite uninspiring in terms of driving dynamics, with its 175 horsepower. However, you won’t regret too much about it once you realize that this crossover returns impressive 39 mpg in a combined ride.
2020 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h Release Date and Price
This will be the second production year of this model. So we expect to see it on the market sometime late in the year. Also, we don’t expect any bigger changes in price. The UX 200 currently starts at around 32.000 dollars, while the UX 250h costs a little bit more, around 34.000 dollars.