For those who have been ready to see what Lexus would do with the 2022 UX earlier than committing to purchase, the reply is “make tiny beauty modifications.” Exterior, the most important addition is that customers have a selection of recent colours, though we won’t inform but what these colours are. Between the Lexus press launch and pictures, the brand new colours talked about are Grecian Water, Cadmium Orange, Cloudburst Grey, Sonic Chrome, and Silver Lining Metallic. Cadmium Orange is offered now on the 2021 UX. Grecian Water is the wealthy blue hue that appeared on the 2021 UX Black Line particular version towards the top of final yr — very fairly, however there’d be indicators to keep away from the seaside if the Aegean ever turned this shade. Sonic Chrome and Cloudburst Grey are two of the colours that featured on the 2021 Lexus IS and might be migrating to the UX. Sonic Chrome is a shimmery silver that Lexus says “displays a metallic high quality in a high-gloss end,” the opposite appears to be like like an overcast day. The UX within the gallery above is wearing Silver Lining Metallic, which was out there in 2019, however we do not see it on the present UX configurator so it might be making a return.
And in addition as on the UX Black Sequence, consumers who go for the Premium, Luxurious, or F Sport packages can select to have the UX physique shade prolonged to the usually black wheel arches.
Contained in the cabin, Grecian Water comes with a selection of both Black, Birch NuLuxe, or Birch NuLuxe with a Lapis washi sprint. The one different change is a brand new tilt and telescoping steering column out there on the top-tier Luxurious trim.
The UX acquired a refresh for this yr consisting of a minor nip and tuck and a few security options being added as normal. The powertrains stay the two.0-liter four-cylinder within the UX 200 placing out 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque, and a extra environment friendly model of the identical 2.0-liter assisted by a hybrid system within the UX 250H for 181 system horsepower.
The runt of the Lexus litter is outsold within the U.S. by all the pieces else within the lineup save for the flagship LS sedan and the traditional LX SUV, and we’ll wager that modifications when the brand new LX arrives. Even so, the UX bought fractionally higher right here final yr than it did in 2019, and the numbers to this point in 2021 are higher than final yr.
We have requested Lexus for extra details about the paints for subsequent yr, we’ll replace the put up if we get a response.