Lexus UX Among Rumored New York Auto Show Attendees
In addition to the freshly-unveiled Lexus UX, are there any big reveals in store for New York?
Car show season is still in full swing, with Geneva beginning March 6, followed by the New York International Auto Show March 30-April 8. Both shows promise several important new car revealings, but perhaps none is more important than the Lexus UX. Lexus’ compact crossover enters the hottest and most contended segment in the automotive world with high expectations. And now, we’ve gotten our first look at the UX well before Geneva kicks off.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the production UX doesn’t look anything like the concept. We say perhaps because the LC remained rather faithful to its concept, but it’s also a low production halo car. The Lexus UX, on the other hand, could easily become the brand’s best-selling vehicle rather quickly. Thus, more subdued yet expressive bodywork is in order.
The UX also sports an all-new platform designed to give the UX “exceptional body rigidity and a low center of gravity for exceptional handling,” according to Lexus. We’ll get our first extensive look at the UX in Geneva on March 6, and Lexus will also be livestreaming the reveal. And if you want to catch it up close without having to travel internationally, the crossover will likely be in New York a couple of weeks later.
While the UX is obviously the biggest draw for New York Auto Show attendees, there are plenty of other reasons to swing by the Lexus booth. Also in attendance will be the Limitless LF-1 concept, a halo crossover that has a pretty good chance of reaching production. Lexus will also likely be bringing along this year’s car show stalwarts, the 3-row RX 350L and the RC F Special Edition.
The big question, however, is what (if anything) will Lexus debut in New York? Last year we saw the LS 500 F Sport for the first time, so perhaps another special edition will bow there. It’s a pipe dream, but maybe the LC F? Maybe a refreshed GS or ES? For now, we can only hope, as Lexus has remained tight lipped on their plans!