Rumor: Lexus UX Subcompact Crossover Arriving October 2018?

Japanese magazine Mag-X has released a new rendering of the upcoming Lexus UX subcompact crossover that shows a very distinctive full-bar taillight — the magazine has also republished an older illustration from the front:


Mag-X suggests a on-sale date of October 2018, which seems altogether possible. The UX will have ample opportunity to gain a sales foothold in North America — with the recent cancellation of the CT hatchback, the sub-compact crossover will likely be the new entry-level model for the brand.

Here’s the full Mag-X page, should you have any ability to translate Japanese text, please share any other meaningful information on the forum: