Dare to think and dare to be a united off-road, the car I brought to the majority of riders today is the brand new Lexus UX that has just been launched. UX is the smallest SUV in the entire series of Lexus models, and it is also a luxury multifunctional SUV for urban use. It is obvious that the customer groups that Lexus UX faces should be more segmented. Today let’s take a look at how this Lexus’ “little obsession” performs.
It has to be said that the exterior design of the new UX is still very successful. While maintaining the agile and sharpness of Lexus, it also gives the model a sporty performance. The family’s iconic “spindle-shaped” air intake grille has a strong visual impact, and the sharp-edged headlights reveal a unique edge. Different from other current models are the “spear-style” daytime running lights, UX is integrated on the top of the headlights, which will appear more compact for small models, and the matrix LED light source is not missing.
The body size is 4494x1840x1520mm, and the wheelbase is 2640mm. The lines of the body are sharp and angular. Although it is a small body, it does not look “stingy” visually. On the contrary, the concave-convex three-dimensional texture can well show the sporty aura. The 225/50R18 tires are harmoniously matched with the body.
Let’s take a look at the rear of the car. The through-type LED taillight is a highlight. The shape echoes the daytime running lights, and the lines are simple and powerful. Not to mention it really has a racing flavor. From these details, it can indeed be seen that Lexus’ design aesthetics are really strong.
The trunk volume is 264L, which does not have many advantages compared with competing models. Fortunately, there is a large hidden compartment under the floor for storing sundries.
Coming to the car, compared with the exquisite and beautiful appearance, the interior of UX is slightly conservative. It may also be that the family-style interior is too common in other models, which will naturally cause visual fatigue. The new model With a brand new appearance, wouldn’t it be more perfect if the interior design is more dazzling.
For Lexus, there is nothing to be picky about the materials and workmanship of the interior. A large area of soft materials is covered, and the details are also consistently fine. This should also belong to Lexus’ “little obsession”.
The central control car machine part needs to be said. The 10.3-inch central control LCD screen has good clarity and color performance, but it does not support touch screen control, and can only be operated through the Remote Touch information operating system. For those who are used to simple touch screen operations, this system does take a while to get used to, and it feels a bit complicated no matter what. Moreover, the central control multimedia does not support CARPLAY and CARLIFE. Of course, there are still Bluetooth connections, but the convenience of mobile phone interconnection is greatly reduced.
It is worth affirming that the air-conditioning adjustment retains the physical buttons, so that there will be no problem with blind operation during driving.
The leather multifunctional steering wheel still feels delicate and excellent, and the size and texture of the function keys are also excellent. The information and data displayed on the 8-inch LCD instrument panel are very comprehensive, but the overall style does not feel “cool” enough.
The seat leather material of the whole vehicle is really good, it feels good to the touch, and the support package of the seat back is also more suitable, but the thickness of the seat cushion is a bit thin, so it feels hard. For comfort configurations such as ventilation, heating and memory of the seats, UX is still indispensable, which is in line with the luxury positioning. In terms of riding space, the new UX does not have many advantages. Of course, it is still no problem to carry three or two female friends. Sacrificing a space performance for the eye-catching appearance is also a form of “small obsession”.
Let’s talk about the power performance part again. The power structure of this UX260h is a gasoline-electric hybrid, 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine + electric motor, matched with an E-CVT continuously variable transmission, with a maximum power of 135KW and an acceleration of 100 kilometers in 8.5 seconds.
The electric motor makes the UX start very easy. The full release of the maximum torque is the advantage of the electric motor. As the accelerator is stepped on deeply, the engine and the motor can be seamlessly connected, and the power progression is very smooth. The ECVT continuously variable transmission makes this smoothness even better. The smoothness of this power output is really nothing to say. Although UX is positioned as an urban SUV, its driving modes can also be selected from a variety of modes, such as EV pure electric mode, ECO energy-saving mode, standard mode, sports mode and sports + mode. If you want a little indulgence, this sports It will still bring a lot of surprises, and the hybrid of gasoline and electricity will not let you down.
The energy control unit will recycle the corresponding energy during the braking, fuel collection and other stages, so that the fuel-saving ability of the gasoline-electric hybrid is obvious. The actual measurement of 5 fuel per 100 kilometers is still very good, and frequent traffic jams in congested roads are not photographed. There will be no mileage anxiety of a pure electric car, and the gasoline standard above No. 91 is not picky.
The small body is flexible and convenient to use in the city, and the easy-to-handle performance of the UX is remarkable. In a congested big city like Beijing, a body like the UX is easy to navigate traffic and walk around alleys. Easy, besides, parking is also very convenient, especially when going down to some particularly aggrieved basements, UX has no obstacles at all.
Brief summary: The new Lexus UX has an excellent design, which will give people an eye-catching feeling. This exquisite and sharp appearance should be recognized by urban white-collar workers. The interior design is not as good as the appearance, it is not perfect. Gasoline-electric hybrid is a strong advantage of Lexus, which can be well integrated in terms of power performance and energy saving. Overall, the model positioning of the new UX is very accurate. Do you like this “little obsession”?