Lexus UX concept bound for Paris Motor Show previews new SUV

Lexus UX concept car

Lexus will reveal a new concept car at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month called the UX. Rather than directly preview an upcoming model the concept “takes Lexus’ design language to the next level” according to the luxury Japanese brand.

Only one rear image of the UX has been released, while the concept has been created at Lexus’s European Design Centre, ED2.

Lexus has a reputation for creating striking concept cars and the UX is no different. Flared wheel arches, muscular haunches and huge alloys wheels are its distinctive features. Lexus also appears to have ditched traditional wing mirrors for front-facing cameras, while rear-hinged doors at the back indicated the absence of a B-pillar.

In terms of its proportions the short front and rear overhangs plus relatively narrow rear door indicate the UX could be a compact SUV – smaller than NX crossover. Although Lexus has not issued any details on the powertrain, rear tailpipes indicate there is likely to be an internal combustion engine under the bonnet – possibly hooked up to an electric motor.

We’ll get our first glimpse of the cabin at Paris but Lexus has said: “The interior combines traditional craftsmanship with high-tech manufacturing techniques.”

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