Lexus UX
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There's no magic potion to guarantee success in the new car market, but as we’ve seen time and again recently, the closest thing to a manufacturer glugging down a sweet elixir is launching a new SUV. Well, Lexus has conjured up another such model, and is hoping it will eventually become its biggest seller in the UK.

It’s called the Lexus UX, sitting below the RX and NX in the Japanese brand’s SUV range, and it’s clearly cut from the same cloth as those cars. For instance, along with familiarities in its sharp, angular design, the UX is a hybrid. That means that along with conventionally powered rivals such as the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40, it's also battling hybrid rivals including the Kia Niro and Mini Countryman S E.

But how does it compare to its competitors? And should you be rushing to your Lexus dealer when order books open for it in the UK later this year? Read on to find out.

And don’t forget, the UX might not be on sale just yet, but the best deals on all of its competitors are waiting for you on the What Car? New Car Buying section of our website.