Update: Lexus has added an F-Sport Design Special Edition to its UX 250h range.
The UX 250h 2WD F-Sport Design Special Edition will be arriving in local showrooms starting mid-April, priced at $58,120 plus on-road costs.
Limited to just 250 units, the Special Edition will be offered exclusively with a front-wheel drive hybrid powertrain, with exterior and interior enhancements that distinguish it from the base Luxury+ EP2.
Exterior features include bespoke front and rear bumpers, grille, 18-inch wheels with run-flat tires and F-Sport Design badging, black roof rails and door mirror caps, body-coloured wheel arches and a two-tone roof. First time in UX.
There are also two-tone paint colors. White Nova, Sonic Chrome, Sonic Iridium, Caliente, Carnelian, Cobalt Mica.
Inside, a special variant is added. The moon roof, color head-up display, smart key card and NuLuxe leather accented upholstery can be finished in black or white ash and can be combined with Japanese paper.
The original story below has been updated to reflect the latest information.
Up to this point
August 2022: The updated 2023 Lexus UX small SUV, available in both petrol UX 200 and hybrid UX 250h variants, will arrive at local Lexus showrooms starting mid-September.
Facelifted UX gains increase standard equipment, but slightly increase the price.
Across the range, prices rise between $1640 and $1895 to accommodate updated equipment. The entry-level Lexus UX 200 Luxury lineup now starts at $46,085 (excluding on-road charges).
Various chassis and powertrain developments are also taking place, as well as technical and equipment improvements.
Powered by a pure internal combustion engine, the UX 200 uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with an improved stop/start system, producing 126kW and 205Nm.
Available in 2- and 4-wheel drive, the Hybrid UX 250h utilizes a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder petrol and one or two permanent magnet motors and a 216V battery to deliver the ultimate 187kW and 390Nm.
2023 Lexus UX Australian Pricing
|UX 200 Luxury||$46,085|
|UX 200 Sport Luxury||$56,850|
|UX 250h 2WD Luxury + EP2||$53,820|
|UX 250h 2WD F Sport Design Special Edition||$58,120|
|UX 250h 2WD Sport Luxury||$60,850|
|UX250h 2WD F-Sport||$61,495|
|UX 250h AWD Sport Luxury||$65,350|
|UX 250h AWD F-Sport||$65,995|
Features of the 2023 Lexus UX
2023 Lexus UX 200 Luxury Features:
|12.3 inch touch screen display|
|Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto|
|DAB+ digital radio|
|10 speaker audio|
|Japanese paper trim and stitching on the instrument panel|
|shark fin antenna|
|3-year subscription to Lexus Connected Services|
UX 250h Luxury + EP2 Pack Adds:
|Power back door (+ kick sensor)|
|wireless phone charger|
|alloy scuff plate|
|rear privacy glass|
The UX 250h F Sport Design Special Edition adds:
|wireless phone charger|
|8-way adjustable driver’s seat|
|7.0 inch digital display|
Benefits of F Sport trim:
|LED headlights with auto-leveling|
|LED front turn signal|
|adaptive high beam|
|Door mirrors with automatic electric retractable heaters|
|F sport bumper|
|F-Sport grille and badge|
|Dark metallic 18-inch wheels|
|Body color wheel arch|
|F-Sport shifter, steering wheel, pedals, aluminum footrests|
|active sound control|
|8.0-inch TFT digital meter cluster|
Benefits of Sport Luxury Trim:
|Metal door and instrument garnish|
|front seat ventilation|
|driver side seat memory|
|Easy access system|
|18 inch aluminum wheels|
|Soundproof windshield and side glass|
|leather accent seat|
|13-speaker Mark Levinson audio|
|panoramic view monitor|
Engine, drive system, fuel consumption
The Lexus UX series consists of two powertrain configurations, offering both pure petrol drive and hybrid.
The petrol-powered UX 200 utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 126kW at 6600rpm and 205Nm at 4400-4800rpm, and powers the rear wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
The UX 200’s 2.0-liter engine is further refined with an improved stop/start system compatible with the features of the Safety System+ suite included in Lexus.
The hybrid UX 250h combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with one or two permanent magnet motors for two-wheel or all-wheel drive. Whether you choose 2WD or AWD UX 250h, the total output is 135kW, with the 2WD variant at a lower 4.5L/100km (compared to 5.8L/100km for the UX 200).
The AWD UX 250h doesn’t get more power than its single-motor counterparts, though the rear-axle electric motor provides front/rear torque bias.
Vehicles in F-Sport trim have 20 additional spot welds on the chassis, stiffer rear door reinforcements for added stiffness, stiffer steering gearbox mounts and suspension members.
The Lexus UX received a five-star rating from ANCAP given to all variants and powertrains in November 2018.
The Lexus UX features dual front, side chest protection and side curtain airbags, plus knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.
All UXs are equipped with the Lexus Safety System+ suite with the following features:
|Pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians and daytime cyclists|
|active cruise control|
|lane trace assist|
|Road sign assist (speed signs only)|
|automatic high beam|
|parking assist monitor|
Lexus UX is 4495mm long x 1840mm wide x 1520mm high. The wheelbase is fixed at 2640mm.
Warranty and Service
All new Lexus come with a 5 year/unlimited warranty.
High-voltage batteries associated with hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles have a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty with an additional warranty of up to 5 years, and require an annual health check after the 5th year.
The rest of the Lexus UX range will arrive in local showrooms from mid-September 2022, while the new UX 250h F Sport Design Special Edition will be available from mid-April 2023.