Lexus calls it Aero Stabilizing Blade Lights, we’ve seen the single eyebrow tail light strip elsewhere already but this take is a first for Lexus. If this were to have been introduced perhaps a couple of years ago, it may have been unique, but today, it’s a pretty common look. The Kia Sportage comes to mind, sorry. Well, okay, the Porsche 911 too, if we must.


Inside, the UX’s interior the first one ever which I felt is accurately proportional to me. It seemed tailored for my modest 160cm frame; everything appeared to be fit to my size! Once I adjusted the seat to my driving position, I could easily reach the buttons on the dash without my shoulders lifting up from the back of the seat. It’s the same for getting something from the back of the car or if you’re a mother checking on your junior one.

My three years working in this industry was relatively short on wheel time with Lexus vehicles. That was until late last year when we were suddenly given the ES and NX in quick succession. Then, more recently, just before we all went into lockdown, I had the opportunity to try out the brand’s latest junior crossover, the UX.


When I first laid eyes on it, the UX caught me by surprise. It was one good looking car. Design features on the car mixed familiar Lexus cues such as the signature spindle grille, 3-beam Bi-LED headlight, and L-shaped arrowhead DRLs with design features unique to the model, most of it coming from the rear.

Throughout my time in this industry, I have done my fair share of slaloms with multiple cars but the UX was a lot more planted than I expected it to be. It was very composed with minimal body roll. Usually when I slalom, my hair would be flying around in opposite directions, going up in knots and basically just going crazy but that wasn’t the case with the UX.

Everything in the car seems less than an arm’s length away for me, which is great! But that got me thinking... What about those taller and bigger than me? I guess they will just have to bite their tongue if they would want to experience and live with this dapper interior. One of my ultimate favourites that I have not found on any other car are the buttons that are located on the side of the middle armrest making it a whole lot easier to control my selection of music and volume without fiddling around the infotainment system.

There is just such an ease to driving it around the city especially with its size being so compact. Having said that, the boot space though is really cramped for its segment. Feels like the most it can fit is 1 big luggage bag and 1 medium one side by side.


In conclusion, I must say I had a good time, even though short, with the Lexus UX. The fact that I fit so well with the car is a major selling point for me. Most of the times, I felt as though as I was driving my father’s car.


And you know what’s interesting? The UX is the first ever car spearheaded by Lexus’s first female Chief Engineer. No wonder! It takes a woman to knows what a woman wants!

Compact crossovers are made for women they say. We sent Beng to investigate this myth in the Lexus UX.

Urban 215/60 R17

Luxury, F Sport 225/50 RF18

Front Ventilated Discs

Rear Solid Disc

Front MacPherson Struts

Rear Double Wishbone

2.0L, Inline-4, Transverse


6-speed auto

47L, Petrol





Interest Rate





UX 200 - 169 / 6,600


Lexus NX 300 - 235 / 4,800 - 5,600 rpm

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI - 150 / 5,000 – 6,000

UX 200 - 205 / 4,800

Lexus NX 300 - 350 / 1,650 - 4,000

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI - 250 / 1,500 – 3,500

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 - 156 / 5,300

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 - 250 / 1,250 – 4,000


RM2,474 / month

Volvo XC40

RM2,856 / month

Audi Q3

RM2,708 / month

Lexus UX 200

F Sport


RM3,173 / month



RM3,004 / month



RM2,581 / month

BMW X2 - (+30mm)

Lexus NX 300 - (+20mm)

Volvo XC40 - (+62mm)

BMW X1 - (+30mm)

BMW X2 - (-135mm)

Lexus NX 300 - (+145mm)

Volvo XC40 - (-70mm)

BMW X1 - (-56mm)






Mercedes-Benz GLA - (-71mm)

Audi Q3 - (-11mm)

Audi Q3 - (+40mm)

Mercedes-Benz GLA - (+59mm)

BMW X2 - (-16mm)

Lexus NX 300 - (+5mm)

Volvo XC40 - (+23mm)

BMW X1 - (-19mm)


Audi Q3 - (+9mm)

Mercedes-Benz GLA - (-36mm)

BMW X1 - (+92mm)

Volvo XC40 - (+132mm)

Lexus NX 300 - (+110mm)

BMW X2 - (+6mm)


Mercedes-Benz GLA - (+59mm)

Audi Q3 - (+40mm)


Lexus NX 300

Mercedes-Benz GLA

RM3,480 / month


RM3,322 / month

F Sport

RM3,703 / month

RM2,591 / month

Read more of the Lexus UX 200 in The Aurizn News