Go beyond the great horizon: The 2021 Lexus UX series can conquer any terrain and here’s proof

Comfort and class are companions anyone wouldn’t mind having in any urban adventure
Oct 28, 2021
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“Yes, we're here!”

Isn’t it cathartic to exclaim those words when you see your destination–unfiltered, living up to the expectation, with your very own eyes–for the first time? This form of glee and relief is usually reserved for when you hit the open road, soak up the scenery and all, looking forward to the respite from your routine. But, who says this too can't be experienced in the setting of an urban adventure?

From tracking down bustling art scenes, restaurant hunting, fun weekend markets, and more, the city still has a lot of exciting happenings to offer. When going out and about the metro and into these excursions, it’s always best to hop unto an urban adventure with a capable yet comfortable ride. With its undeniably significant and impressive upgrades, the 2021 Lexus UX is certainly game for any escape and challenge along the way. Having safety, class, and comfort as welcome companions in every kilometer notched doesn't sound like a bad idea at all.

Maneuverable As Can Be

Like with any out-of-town roadtrip, riding through rugged and tough terrain is expected in trip around the city. Undeniably, the Lexus UX is designed to be agile yet tough enough to get its elbows out when off-road situations call for it. But from bumpy pathways to winding roads just right on the city's edges, this flexible SUV is equipped with both the ride height and a low center of gravity to cruise through any road surface even with the whole family in tow.

With an impressive 5.2m turning radius, it’s even up for some exploration involving tight age-of-the-horse city streets–Intramuros then checking out the Escolta revival scene anyone? From streets paved in cobblestones to roads that will test every inch of your handling and even patience, this SUV crossover can handle what you put it through. Still, it's only wise to exercise caution whenever moving around the metro's streets.

Excellent Highway Manners

Looking for an urban adventure that'll require you to take on the expressways–you’ll need something with road manners to boot. After all, there are more than a handfull of hole-in-a-wall restos just out of the city that deserve the drive out.

Being their first ever subcompact SUV, Lexus constructed the UX platform with extensive use of high-tensile steel, advanced adhesives, and laser screw welding. The end result is a lightweight but rigid SUV that feels stable and planted at expressway speeds. Now that's sorted out, you've got tto do is top off your RFID then re-assess your expressway playlist and really see if it complements the would-be effortles drive.

Interesting thing to note: the luxury brand’s engineers have even managed to sneak in some crosswind-resistant aerodynamic stabilizers onto its sculpted bodywork, see if you can spot them! However, consider leaving your house early because we all know how traffic in the metro builds up almost instantly once the sun's out.

Luxurious Craftsmanship All Around

So, you find yourself in bumper-to-bumper traffic, crawling the lengths of EDSA, and by the looks of it, you're going to be here a while. It's certainly not the most ideal of scenarios, but hey, atleast you've got the UX’s technology and creature comforts to keep you company. The 10.3-inch EMV display, 7-inch Optitron meters, and large HUD provide essential information, navigation, and entertainment control for the driver.

Meanwhile, sashiko-quilted leather seats are perfect dozing off spots while stuck in traffic with the delightful, floating illuminated air vent knobs the last thing the passengers see. This bodes particularly well for parents who worry about putting their little ones to sleep while in transit.

A urban excursion is definitely made better if you've got a ride you can depend on. Even and especially when kept in your vehicle due to the volume of cars on the road, you still want to be comfortable, don't you? The 2021 Lexus UX offers a ride with utility, comfort, and a whole lot of style that you can depend on anywhere, anytime.

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