Lexus UX Hybrid, the news? of the Model Year 2023. Prices from 41,500 euros

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The Model Year 2023 of the Lexus UX Hybrid introduces several novelties; for the Japanese crossover. The updates, among other things, include new technologies, colors, a new trim and much more. The range is orderable from today and the first units & agrave; will be available in Lexus dealerships from September.

COLORS AND EQUIPMENTS

Lexus has introduced a new exterior color, Sonic Platinum which uses an advanced painting technology that allows to improve the brilliance and to offer a more shading; deep on the car body. As for the passenger compartment, in the top-of-the-range versions it is a new Hazel color option available. Also, you can & ograve; request a perforated leather upholstery with a Kagome stitch pattern, “inspired by a traditional Japanese basket weave”.

The Japanese crossover & egrave; proposed in the Urban, Design, F-Sport and Luxury settings. One of the novelties; of the Model Year 2023 & egrave; the introduction of the Design trim which is characterized by offering a two-tone design with six colors available in combination with a contrasting black roof. In addition, we have the hourglass F-Sport grille, characterized by an L-shaped texture, finished in black with a chrome frame for the lower part.

The rear bumper also has an F-Sport specific design, with glossy black roof spoiler and specific moldings around the light clusters. Then stand out the 18-inch alloy wheels with a 10-spoke design and a dark metallic finish. The standard equipment of this trim level offers, among other things, seat covers in synthetic leather, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control with Nanoe-X system, reversing camera, automatic wipers, LED headlights with automatic high beam, moldings black wheel arches and Lexus & ldquo; F & rdquo; and the new multimedia system with an 8-inch display.

The Urban access version offers already standard equipment; very complete including the new multimedia system with 8-inch display, smart entry, electrochromic rear view mirror and wireless charger for smartphones. Then we have the top-of-the-range fittings, F Sport and Luxury, equipped with the Lexus Link Pro multimedia system with 12-inch display. The Luxury version adds the Mark Levinson Premium Sound System.

Speaking of the F-Sport version, Lexus says it retains variable adaptive suspension and front and rear anti-roll bars to improve driving dynamics. The feeling of steering is; improved with a new rigid joint between the upper part of the steering gear holder and the suspension element. In addition, the damping force of the shock absorber is has been properly tuned for optimal performance.

Model Year 2023 includes a number of measures to further increase rigidity; of the car body as additional spot welds on the lower edge of the side member opening and the lower rear panel opening and more reinforcement steel tailgate rigid.

NEW INFOTAINMENT Lexus UX Hybrid 2023 has the latest version of the infotainment system from the Japanese manufacturer that you can & ograve; have with 8 or 12.3 inch screen . The new displays have been moved 143mm forward on the dashboard, bringing them more; close to the driver for more operation simple. Furthermore, to improve the user experience it is necessary to the computing power has been increased. The new voice recognition system includes the possibility; to use the 'Hey Lexus' on-board assistant.

Obviously there are supports for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The infotainment system supports OTA updates . The smartphone application continues to be present, which allows you to remotely manage some features; crossover.

ENGINE AND SECURITY Full Hybrid powertrain continues to deliver 184 hp/135 kW . Some models can also count on four-wheel drive. On the safety front, Lexus reports that new UX Lexus Safety System + calibrations improve the performance of the pre-collision system, equipping the car with Intersection Turning Assist for more right and left turns. traffic safety at intersections and Emergency Steering Assist, which helps the driver to steer to avoid obstacles without leaving the lane. The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control can & ograve; count on the reduction of speed; cornering, automatically adjusting the speed; of the vehicle according to the radius of curvature of the road.

PRICES

Lexus UX Hybrid starts at 41,500 euros for the Urban version. The Design installation can be done; have from € 45,500, while the top of the range starts at € 51,500 for the F-Sport version. For these preparations the transition to four-wheel drive is; of 2,000 euros. The Luxury version starts at 55,500 euros. The whole new UX Hybrid range benefits from 7,700 Euros of Lexus Bonus with exchange or scrapping.

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