THE UX300e is the Japanese high quality brand’s initial battery-electric car or truck. It joins petrol and petrol-electrical hybrid variants to carry the total quantity of UX offerings to ten. The two-variant UX300e line-up – which includes the $74,000 Luxury and $81,000 Sports Luxurious grades – is presented with a extensive-ranging customer help plan and a for a longer time-than-typical 5-calendar year warranty.
The UX300e’s battery pack is backed by a 10-yr/limitless-kilometre assurance interval (Lexus provides a detailed battery procedure health test immediately after the fifth year of ownership) and, if the large-voltage battery’s electrical power-storage capacity falls underneath 70 per cent, the pack is covered for up to 160,000km.
Included in the acquire selling price is entry to totally free community battery charging, a complimentary residence-charger set up and entry to Lexus’ special Encore Platinum owner advantages software.
As the de-facto general performance flagship of the UX assortment, the 300e draws electrical power from a 54.3kWh lithium-ion battery positioned beneath the flooring and feeds 150kW/300Nm to the entrance wheels by using a entrance-mounted motor, which is mentioned to propel the crossover from zero to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds.
Lexus claims the UX300e has an optimal driving selection of 360km (or 305km WLTP), which spots it driving rivals these as the Mercedes-Benz EQA (480km) and Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electrical (418km).
Australian charging aspects have not been disclosed, but in abroad trim, the UX300e can acknowledge up to 35kW DC quick charging, by which its battery’s point out of cost can be replenished from 10 for each cent to 80 for every cent in 69 minutes.
The UX300e receives a one of a kind suspension and steering established-up with firmer dampers, hollow stabiliser bars and a lot more rigid rear suspension bushes. Regenerative braking can be used (and modified) by means of the steering wheel paddles, with functionality indicated via a normal 7.-inch central show.
Added aerodynamic enhancements are reported to additional improve the model’s eco credentials.
Lexus Safety Technique+ is standard and contains a pre-collision system featuring pedestrian and daytime bike owner detection, all-speed active cruise control, lane-trace guide, highway-indication recognition, rear cross-visitors inform and parking assistance brake with obstacle and auto detection..
Blind-spot checking, computerized large-beam help, entrance- and rear parking sensors and eight airbags are also fitted.
The products list for both of those UX300e variants is pretty generous. The entry-quality Luxurious shares considerably of its products with the UX250h Luxury Improvement Pack 2 and is equipped moreover with heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated outboard rear seats, a heated multifunction steering wheel, a 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio process and 17-inch alloy wheels.
It carries over the UX250h’s LED head- and fog lights, keyless entry and start off, electrical tailgate and -steering column adjustment, eight-way adjustable entrance seats, 7.-inch driver display and a 10.3-inch infotainment monitor with DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Car connectivity.
At the leading of the battery-electric powered UX line-up is the UX300e Sporting activities Luxury (examined) that adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, sensational tri-beam adaptive LED headlights, 3D-appear illumination inside the cabin and a textured dashboard inspired by Japanese grained paper.