Still, Lexus has filed to protect the "UX 250" and "UX 250h" names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office-meaning it's seriously considered two versions of the small crossover, one a regular gasoline model and the other a hybrid.
Company Lexus has published a teaser of new serial compact crossover UX, which will be the smallest SUV in the model range of the Japanese brand.
The production UX, which was confirmed at last year's Geneva show, features the same full-width rear lighting signature as the concept, but its body is more slab-sided and features less prominent rear haunches. The Lexus UX is likely to go on sale a few months after its global debut.
But it was immediately obvious they meant to make that jump, using reaction from the media and consumers to hone the show car's distinctive design elements, including those rear fins - which seemed the least likely detail to hang on at the time. The engine is expected to be borrowed either from the C-HR itself, or the Lexus NX for the regular variants and Toyota Prius for the hybrid variant.
UX will take the Toyota's luxury carmakers SUV count to five as it joins the NX, RX and GX and LX.
The UX is finally coming to life.
While Lexus gave no further details, a spokesman for its parent Toyota Motor said the vehicle is the production version of the UX Concept shown at the 2016 Paris auto show. The flagship concept, as Lexus describes it, will make its official European debut.