Say hello to the new kid on the block – the Lexus UX
The Lexus UX is the brand’s first compact SUV and as a hybrid vehicle we predict it’s going to be popular when it launches in April. Read on to find out more and if you’re interested in leasing this car click here to find out more about our special offer from under £285 per month.
It’s exterior design is stand out and with its longer proportions than many of its main rivals (think the Audi Q3, Jaguar E-Pace and BMW X1) it has a distinct hatchback / crossover feel and with a seating position lower than other SUVs, the UX feels more car-like to manoeuvre.Reviewers have said there is “a surprising agility to the car when twisty roads appear, improved further by Active Cornering Assist, which monitors the vehicle’s trajectory through curves and applies the appropriate braking on the inside wheels to suppress understeer.”
The UX features a new four-cylinder 176bhp 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrain with direct-shift continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Figures released by Lexus show economy estimates of 68.9-65.7mpg and emissions of 96-103g/km CO2 (for the 17- and 18-inch wheel front-wheel drive models).
The interior is really smart with excellent material quality. It has a logical uncluttered layout and overall the space available feels generous and welcoming.
We agree with Top Gear’s review that concludes, “the UX hybrid offers a unique solution and silhouette in a crowded segment.”
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Drumroll please……..What Car car of the year is……….
......The new Kia e-Niro!
The fully electric Kia, which has a range of 253 miles, has been named car of the year by What Car
The e-Niro is the first electric car to win the prestigious Award.
As well as winning the big prize, the Kia e-Niro was also named Electric Car of the Year.
The Kia e-Niro is due for launch in the UK in February 2019 so watch this space for leasing deals!
Here’s a list of all of the winners.
2019 What Car Award winners
City Car - Kia Picanto
Small car - Volkswagen Polo
Family car - Skoda Octavia
Small SUV - Seat Arona
Family SUV - Volvo XC40
Large SUV - Peugeot 5008
Luxury SUV - Audi Q7
MPV - Citroën Berlingo
Estate car - Skoda Superb Estate
Hot hatch - Honda Civic Type R
Convertible - Mercedes Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Coupe - Audi A5 Coupe
Sports car - Alpine A110
Performance car - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Sports SUV – Cupra Ateca
Electric car - Kia e-Niro
Hybrid - Hyundai Ioniq
Plug-in hybrid - Volvo XC90 T8
Executive car - BMW 3 Series
Pick-up - Volkswagen Amarok
Luxury car - BMW 5 Series
Reader award - Honda Urban EV
Safety award - Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Technology award - Hyundai