The UX200 and 250h F Sport grades gain body-coloured wheel arches and aluminium pedals.
Under the skin these variants now have a steering gear brace that aids ride comfort and, according to Lexus, works with the adaptive suspension setup top sharpen handling.
The addition of 20 spot-welding points on the UX body ensures better road-holding characteristics and body stiffness.
Safety wise the UX now has a more responsive pre-collision system and artificial intelligence has improved the functionality of the lane keeping aid.
Other systems to benefit from upgrades include the curve speed control function and surround-view monitor.
It’s unclear if the UX will increase in price as a result of the updates. Currently, the UX starts from $44,445 for the UX200 Luxury and tops out at $81,000 for the all-electric UX300e Sports Luxury.
Sales of the UX have dipped this year by 36.2 per cent to 370 units, meaning it is being well and truly beaten in its segment by the likes of the Volvo XC40 (1656 sales), Mercedes-Benz GLA (964), Audi Q3 (975) and BMW X1 (780).