A Shared Passion
for Exploration:
Kotaro Meguro & The UX

A Shared Passion
for Exploration:
Kotaro Meguro & The UX

Craftsmanship

June, 2020

The quest for constant exploration with Chef Kotaro Meguro and Lexus

The Lexus UX, striking, bold, inspired. An urban explorer that invites you to seek new horizons, this self-charging hybrid exceeds expectations, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a hybrid vehicle.

This quest for constant exploration and discovery is a value shared by Japanese chef, Kotaro Meguro of abysse restaurant in Tokyo, who is always searching for new ingredients. His desire to evolve his dishes with new tastes and culinary experiences is what drew him to the Lexus UX to help aid his search.


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French trained, Meguro launched his own restaurant at just 29 years old and earned his Michelin star within a year. He dedicates himself to the aim of achieving perfection in seafood.

The artistic eye and attention to detail Meguro demands in his dishes are characterized in the Lexus UX, where constant refinement has given the car bold styling and striking aesthetics.

The lines appear simple, but the culmination of the whole is something unique. Inside the cabin, the interior exudes luxury with perfect stitching on the dash and the washi-inspired instrument panel.

Efficiency without compromise. Turn on the hybrid engine and you’ll discover the real power of a self-charging hybrid. There’s no need to plug in, so you’re free to explore as far and wide as your imagination will take you.

Meguro sees a parallel between his work in the kitchen and the Lexus UX: “It is neither excessively innovative, nor overly stable — it has the ideal balance. In this way, my dishes are similar to the UX.”

His journey left Chef Meguro inspired and re-energized:

New encounters frequently provide inspiration for new dishes. My journey with the UX has truly expanded the breadth of my style.
Kotaro Meguro

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