Lexus teases UX concept for Paris debut

Lexus teases UX concept for Paris debut

Lexus has released its first teaser image for the UX, a futuristic crossover concept that will make its world debut at the Paris motor show.

Penned at Lexus’ ED2 design center in Europe, the UX appears to be a Lexus-badged adaptation of the Toyota C-HR. Both share a compact form and tall stance, with a streamlined coupe-like profile.

The exaggerated wheel sizes suggest the UX is far from production form, but Toyota has already confirmed plans to bring a toned-down C-HR to market sometime next year as a 2018 model. The UX would not be a surprising candidate to follow the production C-HR.

Lexus suggests the UX’ bold design is meant to attract a “progressive, urban audience living in a connected environment.” It promises to showcase futuristic technologies, focusing on an immersive driver experience, while the interior blends high-tech manufacturing techniques with traditional luxury craftsmanship.

The C-HR will be built upon the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform. Buyers will likely be able to choose from several traditional powertrains and a hybrid variant, along with front- or all-wheel drive.

Additional details surrounding the UX could be released ahead of its September 29 unveiling.

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