Is the Lexus UX a Dressed Up Toyota C-HR?

The question is out there, the upcoming Lexus UX looks like it shares the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) with several vehicles including the Toyota CH-R. While there is very little official information about the Lexus UX, officials from Lexus confirmed that it will be cut.

Here’s a bit of information coming from our friends at TFLcar. Remember: We have the TFL team videos on our Autowerkz.TV  Autos Channel.

Lexus UX Concept

This first question comes from a viewer who wants to know what’s going on with the Lexus UX crossover.

Q:Hi Nathan; I would like to know if you hear anything on the future of the LEXUS UX, about the production?

Thank You

M Richards
Lexus UX Concept

A: Howdy M!

The upcoming Lexus UX competes with the the Audi Q3, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, and the BMW X1. It will slot under the Lexus NX. It looks like it will share its platform and some components with the Toyota CH-R.

Here’s what we know:

  • It’s official – the Lexus UX is heading to production.
  • There will be a hybrid available, Lexus applied for the UX 250 and UX 250h trademarks.
  • This will be the entry model as the Lexus CT-200h is ending production soon.
  • Rumor has it that there will be more information (and, possibly, a reveal) at the 2017 Los Angeles International Auto Show

That’s about all I got. Hopefully, Lexus will leak some additional details soon.