Lexus has added a new mid-range Exceptional Sport Edition archetypal to its UX 250h amalgam SUV line-up. Priced from aloof over £33,000, the new archetypal sits aloof aloft the UX Exceptional Pack, abacus a ambit of appearance in barter for a £850 exceptional over the lowlier model.
Arriving in time for 2021, the newcomer is apparent out by its all-black arbor grille cobweb and anatomy and atramentous 18-inch admixture wheels. The car additionally allowances from atramentous aperture mirror casings, atramentous roof balustrade and black-trimmed headlight units.
Inside, meanwhile, the car gets seats akin in atramentous Tahara – Lexus’ counterfeit covering substitute, while accessory aeronautics additionally features. There’s some added assurance tech, too, in the anatomy of a blind-spot ecology arrangement to ascertain cars in the hard-to-see areas over your amateur and cantankerous cartage alert, which warns of advancing cartage back abandoning out of a parking space.
That’s in accession to the accessories commonly begin on a UX with the Exceptional Pack fitted. Such a agreement would commonly accommodate advanced and rear parking sensors, acrimonious seats and a acrimonious council wheel, as able-bodied as a abandoning camera, automated windscreen wipers and aloofness glass.
Other appearance accepted to all UX amalgam models accommodate LED headlights, push-button agitation and a seven-inch affectation screen. Adaptive cruise control, which maintains a safe ambit to the agent in front, additionally features, alongside the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone affiliation systems.
Up front, the Exceptional Sport Edition boasts the aforementioned amalgam powertrain as the blow of the UX range. Dubbed ‘250h’, it combines a 2-litre petrol agent with an electric motor to actualize a 181 bhp amalgam system. The agent can run on electricity abandoned for abbreviate distances and at low speeds, but the petrol agent takes best of the strain. Unlike a constituent hybrid, the car cannot be acquainted in, so the array can alone be answerable by the petrol agent or through agriculture activity commonly absent beneath braking.
Nevertheless, the arrangement allows front-wheel-drive versions of the UX to acknowledgment aloof over 50 mpg on the official WLTP abridgement test. The E-Four four-wheel-drive archetypal is hardly beneath frugal, managing 47.1 mpg on the aforementioned absolute test.
The Exceptional Sport Edition is now accessible to adjustment from Lexus dealers, and it’s accepted to booty the lion’s allotment of new UX sales in 2021. Prices alpha from £33,150.