There has been a wave of new SUVs sweeping through the market in recent times and any would-be manufacturer worth their salt is trying to plug any gaping holes in its current range offering. Premium car makers are no exception to this rule, what with Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo also having their own advocates in the form of the Q2, X2, E-Pace, GLA and XC40, respectively vying to tug at the heartstrings of potential buyers. The latest entrant into this compact/midsize SUV segment is the Lexus UX, which Motor News sampled at its global launch in Stockholm, Sweden last week. Built on the company’s GA-C global architecture platform, which also underpins the Toyota CH-R and Prius models, the UX suffix stands for Urban and X-over (crossover), according to Chika Kako, executive vice-president of Lexus International and UX chief engineer.

Young buyers "We designed the UX to appeal to young buyers who seek not only what is new and exciting, but what is relevant to their ...

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