Lexus UX Concept ‘Leaked’, Could Preview Audi Q2 Rival

With just a few weeks left until the 2016 Paris Auto Show opens its gates, new vehicles are starting to reveal their shapes in official shots, and the Lexus UX Concept is now one of them.

Carrying an edgy exterior that brings it closer to its larger siblings, the NX and RX, the study uses cameras instead of conventional side mirrors and, judging by the handles joined at the B pillar, we might be looking at a pair of rear suicide doors.

The presence of two exhaust pipes, incorporated into the rear diffuser, suggests that an internal combustion engine will be responsible for setting it in motion, but AutoWeek states that the propulsion recipe could include a combo between gasoline and electricity, forming a hybridized powertrain.

Since Toyota already trademarked the UX200, UX250 and UX250h monikers with the European Union Intellectual Property Office this summer, chances are the automaker will put it into production as a rival for the Audi Q2. Whether it will share its underpinnings with the Toyota C-HR is unknown at the time, but we’ll find out more at its debut in France.

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  • Jay

    Is ugly the new good looking or something?

    • BernardP

      True… We don’t see the front, but it must have to hideous hourglass motif.

  • klowik

    Nx is small enough, looks like they want something like Mazda CX3.

  • Grumpy

    From the looks of it, it’s probably based on the Ch-r.
    The trademarks are UX 200, UX 250 UX 250H.

  • xDRAN0x

    Concept car artist are so disillusioned

  • msuboon

    what, in the name of all that is holy, is that????

  • TheBelltower

    Lexus is trying very hard to shed their vanilla image. Their cars aren’t attractive, but no one can say they aren’t visually interesting. Hopefully the front doesn’t look like a big industrial air conditioner vent.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Uh, what’s an UX?

  • some bell end will be along to defend this new wave garbage in a minute, it looks terrible and has acres of plastic buttons on the dash, progress this is not.

  • They forgot to ad a nice crisp line on the body side. it look too plain compare to rest of the car. Get back on the drawing boards

  • Marc Leslie Kagan

    The people there running for hills there’s Godzilla’s like brother Lexuzilla consuming everyone in its path. What are they SMOKING at Lexus. Its NOT good. Make then STOP IT, NOW!!!!!

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