Lexus has continued to trademark the UX nameplate around the world, with the UX 200, UX 250, and UX 250h now registered in Europe.
We have already written about the UX in some detail after the UX 250 and UX 250h were discovered in the Australia trademark database last week — judging from the engine displacements and the letter X, it is assumed the UX is a small crossover:
- UX 200: The best guess for the 200 designation is the four-cylinder 2.0L 6AR-FSE engine currently used in the Chinese Camry and ES 200, rated at 165 horsepower.
- UX 250: Likely a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, perhaps the 178 horsepower 2AR-FE used in multiple Toyota applications.
- UX 250h: The 250h designation is a mystery, as the 2.5L 2AR-FXE hybrid engine is classified as a 300h in the Lexus lineup. The 2.4L 2AZ-FXE engine found in the HS 250h is an option, but seems unlikely. We could be looking at a new hybrid engine with this trademark.
This week’s reveal of the Toyota C-HR may give us an idea of the size of this sub-NX crossover — the dimensions are quoted at 4350mm long, 1795mm wide, 1550mm tall, with a 2640mm wheelbase. The nearest competitor in the luxury space would be the BMW X1.
(The European trademarks were filed on February 24, 2016 in Turkey. The UX 200 is 2016-16385, the UX 250 is 2016-16387, and the UX 250h is 2016-16389. The image above is from Japanese magazine Mag-X.)