New Lexus UX Crossover Concept Officially Announced For Paris

After the first picture of Lexus’ new UX Concept leaked out on the web earlier today, the Japanese carmaker made it official, confirming its world premiere for the Paris Auto Show at the end of September.

We still don’t get much in the way of information about the UX other than that it was penned at Lexus’ European Design Centre, ED2, to showcase the brand’s future design direction.

According to a short statement from Lexus, “Its strongly differentiated identity is meant to appeal to a progressive, urban audience living in a connected environment. The UX Concept also showcases imaginative technologies for an immersive driver experience, while the interior marries traditional craftsmanship with high-tech manufacturing techniques.”

It’s also very likely that the UX is Lexus’ way of teasing a future small crossover slotting under the current NX, as a rival to models like the Audi Q2,  as more and more carmakers shift their focus away from traditional hatchbacks and sedans to SUVs. Further supporting this is the fact that, Lexus’ parent company, Toyota, recently trademarked the UX200, UX250 and UX250h (hybrid) names with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.  We’ll have more information at the Paris Auto Show on September 29.

Joining the UX Concept at the Paris Auto Show will be the refreshed Lexus IS in European-specification, as well as the new NX Sport Edition and the LC sports coupe.

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  • Scott

    Someone melted a Pontiac Aztek.

    • Six_Tymes

      LOL

    • TheHake

      Funny, but I actually like this.

  • fabri99

    I have to say the name is very well thought. Yucks was the first thing I thought looking at it.

    • Finkployd

      I disagree but that was funny

      • fabri99

        Oh well I barely even looked at it. But I really wanted to make that joke. Like so bad.

  • Jay

    Why was my “Is ugly the new good looking or something?” comment deleted?

  • Enter Ranting

    Does the “U” stand for ugly, or unnecessary?

  • getoffme

    No matter what it looks like, Lexus would sell boat loads of these.

  • I have a feeling this is mean’t to go head to head with my Datsun,

    I’m thinking an exciting RX (RC to the IS) but with an F

  • Jake

    I’m going to go against everyone here and say I think it looks quite promising…

    • MultiKdizzle

      Typical reactionaries in the comment section. A year after this comes out, half of them will say it’s not so bad.

  • wow such amazing already crashed styling, epic continuing fail guys, well done

  • Zandit75

    So Lexus decided to work their so called magic on the Toyota C-HR concept……..Good to see they haven’t lost their sense of humour.

  • Oh boy

  • c3vzn

    UX = Urban Crossover

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