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Rendered: The Production Lexus UX Subcompact Crossover

Lexus UX Rendering

The latest issue of Best Car magazine includes a guess at the upcoming Lexus UX subcompact crossover in a not-so-wonderful shade of brown:

Lexus UX Best Car Full

Pulled from a Japanese blog, the image quality isn’t great — the UX rendering retains much of the original concept’s design, while somehow making it look like a warmed-over Nissan. Lost is the dynamic appearance we saw at last year’s Paris Auto Show:

Lexus UX Concept

Along with the rendering, Best Car is reporting that the production version of the UX crossover will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

(If all the recent rumors turn out to be true, the UX will share the Detroit stage with the LS F, LC F, and the new ES.)

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Lexus Aztec!! :(
That is a pretty horrible rendering, the proportions are especially bad around the C pillar.
proportions are weird because it is going to be weird... but real pics look very muscular there, so I think it has a chance to look really something special
@krew: While production UX, LC F and LS F are strong possibilities for a 2018 Detroit Auto Show debut, I remain deeply skeptical that 7ES will debut there. I'm still convinced that 7ES will make its world debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show (press days 28-29 March 2018), with Auto China in Beijing a month later (press days 25–26 April 2018) unveiling the smaller-engined not-for-North America versions.

As to those UX renderings, I like the front but it all goes quickly downhill after that. Here's hoping those renderings aren't too accurate...
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Possible early stage mule for the Lexus UX?? It says Prius V, but that's probably because of the Prius front end. This is the second time I see a Prius front on a mule and my guess is that they are testing a hybrid version of the car. I see a Lexus NX back end on the mule, and the ride height also suggest a SUV.
That's Prius SUV, it is larger than UX.
Prius VX?
Enginious
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Possible early stage mule for the Lexus UX?? It says Prius V, but that's probably because of the Prius front end. This is the second time I see a Prius front on a mule and my guess is that they are testing a hybrid version of the car. I see a Lexus NX back end on the mule, and the ride height also suggest a SUV.
This confused me so much lol. I can see why people are calling it the Prius V, but why not use the Rav4 to show it's a Toyota? It's gotta be the very early stages of the UX because of the Lexus body. I know my reasoning may be dumb or flawed, but it just doesn't make sense for them to go out of their way and use a Lexus for a future Toyota model when there's a same size vehicle - Rav4 - already available. So maybe this UX hybrid will just have the same engine as the Prius.

EDIT: Looking at it more I definitely think this is a Lexus. The rear end - with the license plate slot lower - resembles the UX Concept a lot. Anyways, we'll see!
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The UX will mostly end up with the current gen Prius drivetrain, just like the CT having the previous gen Prius drivetrain.
A first stage mule always looks like a freak show. Remember the frs/86/brz mules? Or 5 gen LS mules? Or the upcoming Auris/corolla iM? First mules are very different from the final ones.
Enginious
View attachment 2641 View attachment 2642 View attachment 2643 View attachment 2644 View attachment 2645 View attachment 2646 View attachment 2647 View attachment 2648 The rear is definitely Lexus NX, look at the tail lights. This is probably a first stage mule. Look at the bottom of the side fender and front door, they aren't aligned.
The UX will mostly end up with the current gen Prius drivetrain, just like the CT having the previous gen Prius drivetrain.
A first stage mule always looks like a freak show. Remember the frs/86/brz mules? Or 5 gen LS mules? Or the upcoming Auris/corolla iM? First mules are very different from the final ones.
What is certain is the license plate, this is a very recent Belgian license plate.
And Toyota has a (test) center in Brussels...
OlFius
What is certain is the license plate, this is a very recent Belgian license plate.
And Toyota has a (test) center in Brussels...
With all due respect, I'm not so sure about the license plate being Belgian (although you're certainly right about Toyota's R&D test center in Zaventem near Brussels). The vast majority of Toyota and Lexus prototypes spotted in Europe have those DAU license plates. That first came to my attention in May 2008, when a 2nd-gen Lexus IS was spotted on the Nürburgring in Germany. In a my.IS article I wrote then ( http://my.is/forums/f41/just-what-secrets-dau-0683-hiding-360928/ ), I noted that
The license plate itself merely indicates that the car is registered in the municipality of Daun, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (or Rheinland-Pfalz in German). The red numbers on a white background, and the fact that the number starts with 06, denote that this Lexus bears dealer plates commonly used for unregistered cars going on test drives.
Joaquin Ruhi
With all due respect, I'm not so sure about the license plate being Belgian (although you're certainly right about Toyota's R&D test center in Zaventem near Brussels). The vast majority of Toyota and Lexus prototypes spotted in Europe have those DAU license plates. That first came to my attention in May 2008, when a 2nd-gen Lexus IS was spotted on the Nürburgring in Germany. In a my.IS article I wrote then ( http://my.is/forums/f41/just-what-secrets-dau-0683-hiding-360928/ ), I noted that
OK, but I was talking about the last 2 pictures, the black mule, where the license plate starts with 'B' and then '1 - Txx - xxx'.
This is clearly a Belgian license plate. Since a couple of months, all the new license plates start with a 1 - T...
I am not sure what are you guys trying to convey :).

It is Prius SUV... like Prius SUV. Toyota will slot additional SUV between C-HR and Rav4, and it will be... Prius SUV.
Reason it has Prius front-end is because it will be ... Prius! It looks like finished designe vehicle.

Last pic (above) is new Auris, ie Corolla iM.
Joaquin Ruhi
With all due respect, I'm not so sure about the license plate being Belgian (although you're certainly right about Toyota's R&D test center in Zaventem near Brussels). The vast majority of Toyota and Lexus prototypes spotted in Europe have those DAU license plates. That first came to my attention in May 2008, when a 2nd-gen Lexus IS was spotted on the Nürburgring in Germany. In a my.IS article I wrote then ( http://my.is/forums/f41/just-what-secrets-dau-0683-hiding-360928/ ), I noted that
It says B for Belgium. German would say D for Deutschland.

And of course it is because it is tested in their R&D center.
p.s. they get different test plates depending where they drive it.
OlFius
OK, but I was talking about the last 2 pictures, the black mule, where the license plate starts with 'B' and then '1 - Txx - xxx'.
This is clearly a Belgian license plate. Since a couple of months, all the new license plates start with a 1 - T...
Ok, I see what you mean. Although the majority of the Toyota/Lexus prototypes have the DAU German plates, the Auris in the last two photos is clearly an exception. Thanks for pointing that out.
Hybrid only I wonder?
mikeavelli
Hybrid only I wonder?
Not if the trademarks filed in both the U.S. and China are anything to go by. They are UX 200, UX 250 and UX 250h.
mikeavelli
Hybrid only I wonder?
I think Lexus learned from their mistake with the CT. If they had introduced a gas version, I bet that car would still be in North America.

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