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 FWD||automatic||$45,050|
|UX200 Sports Luxury FWD||automatic||$53,600|
|UX200 F Sport FWD||automatic||$54,050|
|UX250h Luxury FWD||automatic||$48,550|
|UX250h Sports Luxury FWD||automatic||$57,100|
|UX250h F Sport FWD||automatic||$57,550|
|UX250h Sports Luxury AWD||automatic||$61,600|
|UX250h F Sport AWD||automatic||$62,050|