New 2019 Lexus UX Crossover Comes Standard With Apple CarPlay Support

New 2019 Lexus UX Crossover Comes Standard With Apple CarPlay Support

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The new Lexus UX crossover is making its North American debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The UX 200 comes with a front-wheel drive 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine coupled with a new Direct-Shift continuously variable transmission (CVT) while the UX 250h pairs an Atikinson Cycle version of the same 2.0-liter gas engine with a new fourth generation hybrid drive system and eAWD.

"The first-ever Lexus UX is designed for the modern urban explorer seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving," said Chika Kako, Executive Vice President of Lexus International and Chief Engineer of the UX. "We designed the UX to appeal to buyers in their 30s who seek not only what is new and exciting, but what is also relevant to their lifestyles."

Notably, the UX comes with Amazon Alexa integration and Apple CarPlay support.

Staying connected on the road is essential to today's drivers, so the UX makes it easier with a number of standard technology features. Lexus is among the first luxury automakers to feature Amazon Alexa integration, so UX drivers can ask Alexa to play music and media, read Kindle books, control smart home devices, and more. All UX models will also come standard with Apple CarPlay phone functionality. Once a compatible iPhone is connected through a USB cable, drivers can access Apple Music, maps, make phone calls, and send and receive messages all through the multimedia display or with voice control through Siri.

The UX 200 and UX 250h will start production this fall and go on sale in the U.S. in December. Interestingly, a new subscription option will be available.

"When the UX goes on sale in December of 2018, there will be a new option in addition to the usual purchase and lease processes. For the first time in the history of Lexus, the UX will be offered through a subscription service. Details will be announced closer to the UX on-sale date."

More details in the full press release linked below...

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New 2019 Lexus UX Crossover Comes Standard With Apple CarPlay Support

Tech Jedi - March 26, 2018 at 3:44pm
Lexus has the ugliest grill. They need to make it smaller and more refined. It’s exaggerated which is normally found on low end vehicles.