The editorial office of Hi-News.ru continues to get acquainted with the novelties of the International Motor Show in Geneva. It was here that the world premiere of the Lexus UX, the first compact crossover of the Lexus brand, was held. At the core of the design, the Lexus UX is the new GA-C platform, the use of which has provided the crossover an ultra-low center of gravity, high body rigidity and excellent handling.
Two modifications will be available at launch. On the crossover Lexus UX 200 put a new two-liter gasoline engine with high thermal efficiency and a new variator Direct Shift. The power of the engine is 171 liters. from. Lexus UX 250h is equipped with a new hybrid system of the fourth generation with automatic recharging capacity of 178 liters.
The hybrid can be with front-wheel drive or with four-wheel drive transmission E-Four. In the all-wheel drive version, a separate electric motor is installed on the rear axle, which should help the car off-road. A good maneuverability for the car is provided by the dimensions – the turning radius of the UX is 5.2 m.
The overall length of the Lexus UX is 4495 mm, the height is 1520 mm, the width is 1840 mm, the wheelbase is 2640 mm. The length of the luggage compartment is 791 mm. The distance between the rows of seats is 870 mm, which allows passengers to sit comfortably in the rear seats.
The driver has the ability to control all the functions of the car from its place. In addition, thanks to the thin strips of the front pillars and the low dashboard, there are sensations similar to those that arise more quickly when driving a hatchback, rather than a crossover or an SUV.
The novelty is equipped with a new version of the complex of active safety systems, which includes a collision avoidance system that can recognize pedestrians in the dark. In the light of the day, the system pays particular attention to cyclists, who often remain unnoticed on the roads and therefore fall into accidents.
In addition, the UX has an automatic high-beam-to-near switching system and has "intelligent" parking support that can automatically slow down with not too successful parking maneuvers. The car independently estimates the risk of collision with fixed objects and monitors the approach of other vehicles. At the slightest risk of collision, the car itself will brake and notify the driver with visual and audio signals, helping to reduce the risk of collision or reduce its consequences.
Official information on the start of sales and the prices for the package has not yet been received, but according to rumors, the car will come down from the assembly line in February of the next year.
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