Lexus’ New Trademarks Hint at Name for Seven-Seat SUV

Lexus has filed to trademark three new names which will likely end up on a new seven-seat SUV from the brand. 

The Japanese luxury brand has protected the names UX200, UX250 and UX250h, filed under ‘automobiles.’ While no hints came with the trademark filing, and it is true that some trademarks end up going nowhere, these new names seem like a perfect fit for a new seven-seat SUV that is rumored to arrive at Lexus sometime in late 2016.

The new model will likely be an elongated version of the smaller RX, though it will have its own unique naming structure. A previous trademark filing for TX suggested that name, but the fact that this new UX filing comes so close to model’s launch makes it a more likely candidate.

A three-row SUV has been the top desire for Lexus dealers and the brand is finally giving it to them. It will compete with the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Buick Enclave and Infiniti QX60.

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