by Veeno Dewan
TORONTO, ON–The Lexus UX 250h is the advanced compact luxury SUV that Canadians have been waiting for – and this all-new model made its Canadian debut at the Montréal International Auto Show.
“The Canadian compact luxury SUV segment is booming as drivers look for a vehicle that matches today’s urban lifestyle,” said Robert Tsang, Director of Lexus in Canada. “As the segment’s first self-charging hybrid, the UX 250h offers Canadian drivers everything they love about compact luxury SUV plus incredible performance with standard active safety features and fuel efficiency – at a price that makes it easy to embrace the advantages of Lexus electrification technology.”
The UX 250h is the small SUV that drives like a performance sedan, expresses brave styling and craftsmanship from every angle and keeps Lexus guests connected to the people and things that matter to them. The UX series consists of two models, which will roll into Lexus Dealer showrooms across Canada this spring:
The 2019 Lexus UX 200 is built around a responsive 168 horsepower four-cylinder engine and front wheel drive. It offers top of class standard equipment at the very competitive starting MSRP of just $37,100. This model will also be available in a performance-oriented F SPORT configuration. • The 2019 Lexus UX 250h adds the newest Lexus all-wheel drive technology – known as eAWD – plus the efficient power and low emissions of a 175-net horsepower self-charging hybrid electric system. Compared to the UX 200, this model delivers additional all-weather driving confidence, plus more horsepower and better fuel efficiency, for just $2,600 extra – with a starting MSRP of just $39,700. This model will also be available with a choice of upgrade packages, including a Luxury package and two F SPORT trims.
Regardless of what’s under the hood, the new UX is tailor-made for the urban explorer. This all-new model combines the driving dynamics and agility of a sport-hatch with the versatility of a compact SUV. The UX series expresses brave styling and craftsmanship from every angle, offers the peace of mind that comes from the Lexus reputation for quality and safety, and keeps driver and passengers connected to the people and things that matter to them with state-of-the-art in-vehicle technologies.