Nagoya, Japan - Lexus has unleashed yet another radical-looking crossover, this one aimed at the compact end of the market.

The premium Japanese brand released the first visuals, but without much accompanying information, ahead of its planned reveal at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

Although the showroom version is nowhere near as radical as the concept version, it is certainly still more daringly styled than its rivals, which will be the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and X2, Jaguar E-Pace and Volvo XC40.

Mechanical details remain scant for now, but Lexus does say that it’s built on an all-new platform (albeit possibly an adaptation of the new TNGA global architecture that underpins the Prius and C-HR) and it’s likely to offer a number of hybrid powertrain options.

Essentially the new ‘gateway drug’ for Lexus ownership, the UX could eventually replace the CT hybrid hatchback as the brand’s entry-level model.
Watch this space for more info and pictures at the Geneva show next Tuesday.

IOL Motoring