Lexus UX (UX 200, UX 250h, 300e) Megathread

Rockville

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This is great news though not too surprised. I will be surprised if the UX doesn't make it to N. America seeing that subcompacts are gaining in sales as a genre.

I agree with krew for a Tokyo reveal but as for sale date, my guess is no sooner than late 2018 as a MY 2019 to spread the near-term launches a little:

LC May 2017 / MY 2018
LS Q1 2018 / MY 2018
UX Q4 2018 / MY 2019
Oh, it's coming to America alright after the new ES generation and RX third seat intros. Sadly it shelves the CT200h which will be only offered in other world markets. About the only drawback is the FWD powertrain. Here in the East we get some weather that demands AWD. I like the look so I will probably get one anyway.
 

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Hmm...How close is this?
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Remember this rendering back in an September 2004 issue, that was already released for purchase at the end of July 2004. Exactly 26 months before the 4LS went on sale in Japan on September 19, 2006 and 27 months before U.S. sales.
(Still baffles me how close they got, that early even as 2004 LS 430 facelift was still very fresh then)

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Gecko

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Hmm...How close is this?
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Remember this rendering back in an September 2004 issue, that was already released for purchase at the end of July 2004. Exactly 26 months before the 4LS went on sale in Japan on September 19, 2006 and 27 months before U.S. sales.
(Still baffles me how close they got, that early even as 2004 LS 430 facelift was still very fresh then)

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I hope not close at all :dizzy:
 

James

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How close are we to a UX release? Are we going to see it in Detroit?
 

Ian Schmidt

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The proportions on that rendering are all weird - just look at how the grille looks like an elephant sat on the hood. I think it's safe to assume the real vehicle will look much better.
 

Spunky D

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Hmm...How close is this?
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Remember this rendering back in an September 2004 issue, that was already released for purchase at the end of July 2004. Exactly 26 months before the 4LS went on sale in Japan on September 19, 2006 and 27 months before U.S. sales.
(Still baffles me how close they got, that early even as 2004 LS 430 facelift was still very fresh then)

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I own a LS430 mark2(2005 model) Still the best car I have ever owned.Decided to skip the LS gen 4 which had no appeal relative to my 2005 model.
Looking forward to 5th gen LS.
 

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There's a Pontiac Aztec vibe to the rear 3/4 view I'm not liking. Will reserve judgment until its production release.

i guess it is very similar to the concept, looks all weird... i will find some better concept pics
 

Benito

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That is a pretty horrible rendering, the proportions are especially bad around the C pillar.
 

spwolf

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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
 

Joaquin Ruhi

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@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.
 
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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.