Lexus UX teaser shows production version to retain concept’s tailfin, debut at Geneva Motor Show

Lexus UX was first unveiled in 2016 as a concept at the Paris Motor Show, and while the original design with the spiky lines may not be retained but it will carry forward several design cues from the concept, such as the tailfin.

By:Published: February 23, 2018 11:20:11 AM

Lexus UX teaser

Lexus UX is set to be unveiled in its production form at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The UX concept first showcased at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and is small SUV that would compete with the likes of Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and BMW X1. The concept, in fact, was a very attractive and sharp looking design and by the time the Lexus UX’s design trickles down to full production form, a lot will be changed. However, after brightening the teaser image revealed by Lexus, we do know that the weird and cool tailfin has been retained and that it carries a badge that says UX 250h.

So, speculations and the badge suggest that the Lexus UX will get a hybrid version, which will prioritise fuel economy over speed. The engine options will include combustion engines and hybrid ones with UX200, UX250, and UX250h monikers.

Lexus UX is expected to share the engine with the lower-end NX SUV and the CT hatchback, which could be replaced by the UX.

Lexus UX concept (Image: Motortreand)

The production version of the Lexus UX will likely not be as flamboyant as the concept, which had large, intricate wheels and door cameras instead of door mirrors. However, the some of the sharp lines will be retained along with the tailfin and the spindle grille, signature to Lexus cars.

Not many details are known yet of the production-spec Lexus UX, but we expect to find out more on 6 March at the Geneva Motor Show. Watch this space for updates straight from the Geneva Motor Show set to be held from 8 March to 18 March.

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