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The Lexus UX Is Coming, And Its Grille Game Is Strong

Lexus has released the first image of its BMW X1-rivalling "urban compact crossover," which will be fully revealed at Geneva

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Ladies and gents, say hello to the new UX compact crossover - revealed today via the single image above and the teaser video below.

Even for a Lexus, it has quite a striking grille design, doesn’t it? Presumably its mouth has been made that big for all the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 sales the car wants to gobble up.

From the sounds of it it’ll be the least expensive car in the Lexus range when it launches, becoming what the brand is dubbing a “gateway model.” Details are still thin on the ground at this point, but the Toyota luxury division has said that it’ll be built on “an all-new platform” which will give the car “exceptional body rigidity and a low center of gravity for exceptional handling.”

We’re also promised a “highly focused driver’s cockpit” and a “wide and inviting passenger space.”

So far, so vague, but we don’t have long to wait until the car’s full reveal: that’ll be happening at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March.