The Lexus UX compact SUV enjoys a series of new features for the 2020 model year, focusing on safety, style and connectivity.
2020 Lexus UX: connectivity
As illustrated by the lead image above, a highlight of this revision is that all 2020 Lexus UX models are now equipped with smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which makes it easier for the driver to access their preferred apps and operate their mobile via the multimedia system.
2020 Lexus UX: safety and convenience
UX grade models can now be specified with a new Premium Pro Pack option. This builds on the contents of the established Premium Plus Pack with additional technology-led features, all while keeping the car’s on-the-road price below the £40,000 threshold for higher-level Vehicle Excise Duty.
Features of the Premium Pro Pack include: Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto-braking, head-up display, triple-eye LED headlights with Adaptive High-beam System, 13-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround audio system, wireless smartphone charger, power-adjustable steering wheel and eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with two-way lumbar adjustment on the driver’s seat).
A series of technology features designed to help the driver turn and manoeuvre the car safely have been combined in a new Lexus Driver Assist Pack. Offered at no extra cost as part of the Premium Plus Pack (or £745 with Premium Pack), this equips the UX with a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto-braking and the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system.
Together these features can significantly reduce the risk of an accident by giving the driver a better view of their surroundings and alerting them to approaching traffic or static hazards.
The choice of interior colour schemes has been increased for the 2020 model year with a new Cobalt option. This combines black and blue trim with seat upholstery in contrasting white and blue – fabric for UX grade and smooth leather for UX Takumi models with the Premium Plus Pack option (see image below).
There is also a new F White interior exclusive to UX F Sport models equipped with Premium Plus or Takumi packs. This features smooth black leather with white stitching across the instrument panel and white leather seat upholstery with a contrasting vertical black stripe on the cushion and front seat backs.
All information was correct at the time of publishing.