2023 Lexus UX Gets Enhanced Infotainment, Standard Hybrid Powertrain

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The Lexus UX enters the 2023 model year with a number of changes but fewer powertrain options, at least here in the US.

Unveiled on Friday, the 2023 UX will be offered exclusively in UX 250h form in the US, which means a standard hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.0-liter inline-4 on the front axle and an electric motor on the rear. rear axle. -All-wheel drive highway system Maximum power is 181 hp combined.

The powertrain hasn’t changed from the current model, but Lexus engineers have tried to improve the UX’s performance by modifying the chassis, including adding improvements to steering response, handling stability and ride quality. . One of the key adjustments is improved structural rigidity, made possible by 20 additional weld points on the bodywork.

To further enhance performance, Lexus will offer the F Sport Handling package. This adds sports suspension with adjustable shock absorbers.

2023 Lexus UX250h

2023 Lexus UX250h

2023 Lexus UX250h

2023 Lexus UX250h

2023 Lexus UX250h

Inside, the 2023 UX has the latest version of Lexus’ infotainment system, including either a standard 8-inch screen or an available 12.3-inch screen. The display is touch-enabled, which means the old touchpad driver is no longer needed. There’s also a new voice assistant that responds to various prompts. It’s activated by simple phrases like “Hello, Lexus.” They also have a wireless charging pad for mobile devices, two USB connectors and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Improvements have also been made to security systems thanks to improved camera and radar systems. Also added to adaptive cruise control is a cornering speed control function that slows the vehicle before approaching corners.

The 2023 UX goes on sale later this summer. Pricing information will be announced closer to market launch.

To learn more about the Lexus UX, read the detailed reviews at The car connection.

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