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New Lexus UX 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added to SUV range

The UX now costs $600 more than before, but buyers are compensated for the extra spend with more technology.

Lexus Australia has officially introduced its MY20 UX small SUV, which has gained Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support in exchange for a range-wide $600 increase in cost.

The UX’s eight-variant line-up carries over, with the entry-level UX200 Luxury front-wheel-drive now priced from $45,050 plus on-road costs, while the flagship UX250h F Sport all-wheel-drive has risen to $62,050.

Sports Luxury ($53,600) and F Sport ($54,050) versions of the UX200 FWD are also available, while the UX250h hybrid is available in three FWD flavours ($48,550 Luxury, $57,100 Sports Luxury and $57,550 F Sport) and one other AWD variant ($61,600 Sports Luxury).

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support for the UX launched in January was announced in November, but its revised pricing was not released at the time.

A Lexus Australia spokesperson has since confirmed to CarsGuide that the updated UX also adds Parking Support Braking System (PKSB), “which below 15km/h can brake to help avoid a forward collision with a static object, and when reversing below 15km/h can brake to help avoid a rear collision with a static object or a passing vehicle as an extension of rear cross-traffic alert”.

Standard equipment in the Luxury grade includes 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, keyless entry and start, a 10.3-inch multimedia system, satellite navigation, a 7.0-inch multi-function display, an eight-speaker sound system, DAB+ digital radio and power-adjustable and front seats with heating.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, traffic-sign recognition, high-beam assist and a reversing camera.

The Sports Luxury grade picks up 18-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, leather-accented upholstery, a 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system and a surround-view monitor.

The F Sport grade further adds adaptive suspension, active sound control, a body kit, paddle-shifters and an 8.0-inch multi-function display.

The UX200 is motivated by a 126kW/205Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a mechanical first gear.

Conversely, the UX250h teams a similar unit with a pair electric motors for combined system outputs of 131kW/202Nm. This set-up is combined with an e-CVT.

2020 Lexus UX pricing before on-road costs:

UX200 Luxury FWDautomatic$45,050
UX200 Sports Luxury FWDautomatic$53,600
UX200 F Sport FWDautomatic$54,050
UX250h Luxury FWDautomatic$48,550
UX250h Sports Luxury FWDautomatic$57,100
UX250h F Sport FWDautomatic$57,550
UX250h Sports Luxury AWDautomatic$61,600
UX250h F Sport AWDautomatic$62,050