Lexus is set to debut two new hybrid models at the New York Auto Show. The UX 200 and UX250h, both small crossover utility vehicles, offer a variety of new features with the goal “to lure first-time buyers into the luxury brand” according to Green Car Reports. The UX250h is the hybrid of the two, and comes fully equipped with Toyota’s latest two-motor parallel hybrid system. The UX 250h is rated at 38mpg combined, with the UX200 non-hybrid rated at 33 mpg combined.
The UX250h offers an additional electric motor on the rear axle to increase and maintain traction, to “boost peace of mind among anxious drivers in bad weather.” The models will be available for lease and sale later on this year. Read more.