Lexus UX gets white tires in the style of Nike Air Force sneakersFebruary 12, 2019
Lexus has introduced a special version of the UX crossover, “shod” in unique white tires in the style of classic John Elliott x Nike AF1 sneakers. Famous designer John Elliott took part in the project called “Sole of the UX”, the official website of Lexus reports.
The premiere of the special crossover took place at the John Elliott fashion show as part of the New York Fashion Week.
According to the designer, in his work he combined the idea of street clothes and the design of Air Force 1 with the brand “living outside the fashion community”. In particular, he used his own Nike color scheme “white on white”, metal decor and a double line. Its white tires combine the classic silhouette of sneakers and the style of a modern urban crossover into one.
“Lexus UX was conceived and designed for the city. We wanted to push this concept even further and emphasize the importance of streetwear – to create tires in the style of classic street sneakers, ” – said Lisa Materazzo, vice president of marketing for Lexus.
Lexus UX debuted in the spring of 2018 in Geneva. The serial crossover is based on the eponymous concept presented by the company in the fall of 2016 in Paris. Lexus UX – the first model of the company, which uses the GA-C platform, developed by Toyota for compact cars. The same platform underlies the Toyota C-HR crossover, a hybrid Toyota Prius and Auris.
The base Lexus UX 200 crossover is equipped with a 171-horsepower 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated Dynamic Force engine and a variator combined with a mechanical first gear. Hybrid version – Lexus UX 250h – equipped with fourth-generation powerplant, consisting of derated up to 145 hp Dynamic Force motor, variator, electric motor and a set of nickel-metal hydride batteries. The total power of the power plant – 178 hp Drive forward or full.
In Europe, the Lexus UX is expected this spring. In the US market, the crossover has been sold since the end of 2018, and sales of the “Sole of the UX” project will start at the end of this
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