The 2019 Lexus UX has debuted as the luxury brand’s newest compact crossover and if the sales of its other crossovers are any indication, Toyota’s luxury brand is going to sell boatloads of them.

Bound to be a popular seller like its RX and NX, the new UX is the smallest crossover that Lexus offers and will compete with vehicles like the BMW X1 and Infiniti QX30.

Here are five things you need to know about this new crossover, which just debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show:

1. A Very Lexus Design

2019 Lexus UX

The design of the 2019 Lexus UX was inspired by the UX Concept, which debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Luckily, the design has been toned down a lot and although the production model still has Lexus’ enormous trademark spindle grille and angular design, it’s much more palatable than the concept that preceded it.

Lexus is hoping this new CUV will be a “gateway into the brand” and will lure sensible “urban explorers” in their 30s who might be new to luxury cars. One of the coolest design features is the full-width LED taillights and chunky wheelwells, but the rest of the design looks pretty in line with the rest of Lexus’ lineup.

2. Two Variants Offered

2019 Lexus UX

The new Lexus UX will be offered in two variants: the Lexus UX 200 and the Lexus UX 250h. The UX 200 is powered by a 168-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and paired with a CVT.

The UX 250h combines the four-cylinder engine with Toyota’s fourth-generation hybrid system and has a total system output of 176 hp. The nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) battery and its cooling systemare located under the rear seats so it lowers the car’s center of gravity and doesn’t take up cargo space. The hybrid model is all-wheel drive, as an electric motor powers the rear axle. The 250h also learns your driving habits to make itself more efficient.

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Lexus says the UX has a low center of gravity and is built on a super rigid structure that should equate to fun driving dynamics. The UX should also fit nicely into parking spaces reserved for compact cars and has a turning radius of 34 feet (it’s Toyota C-HR sized but built on a new/different platform). An F Sport package is also available for both variants that should make them sportier looking and more fun to drive.

3. Attention to Detail Inside

2019 Lexus UX Interior

Lexus says the UX’s interior was designed with traditional Japanese craftsmanship and hospitality in mind. Designers apparently used a “less is more” approach, which seems like a big departure for Lexus. This means interior designers did a lot of uncluttering and that even the optional leather upholstery is made using a traditional Japanese quilting technique. A new trim finish also mimics the grain of Japanese washi paper, all the climate control vents are now illuminated, and it has one floating screen and a digital dashboard instead of the tiered setup it uses in other cars.

4. Safety Tech

Lexus has equipped the UX with a pre-collision system that can see pedestrians even at night and cyclists during the day, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. Unfortunately, Lexus still insists on using its pretty terrible trackpad system to control functions on the infotainment screen. There’s no word yet on whether it offers Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support.

5. 2019 Lexus UX Availability

The 2019 Lexus UX goes into production this fall and deliveries should begin in December. Pricing will be announced closer to that time.

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