THE UX300e is the Japanese premium brand’s to start with battery-electrical motor vehicle. It joins petrol and petrol-electrical hybrid variants to carry the overall selection of UX choices to 10. The two-variant UX300e line-up – which contains the $seventy four,000 Luxury and $81,000 Athletics Luxury grades – is supplied with a wide-ranging buyer aid plan and a more time-than-normal five-year guarantee.
The UX300e’s battery pack is backed by a 10-year/endless-kilometre assurance time period (Lexus presents a in depth battery program health examine just after the fifth year of possession) and, if the superior-voltage battery’s strength-storage ability falls down below 70 for each cent, the pack is protected for up to a hundred and sixty,000km.
Integrated in the buy value is access to cost-free community battery charging, a complimentary dwelling-charger installation and entry to Lexus’ special Encore Platinum proprietor added benefits plan.
As the de-facto functionality flagship of the UX selection, the 300e attracts electricity from a fifty four.3kWh lithium-ion battery positioned beneath the floor and feeds 150kW/300Nm to the front wheels by means of a front-mounted motor, which is stated to propel the crossover from zero to 100km/h in 7.five seconds.
Lexus states the UX300e has an ideal driving selection of 360km (or 305km WLTP), which destinations it guiding rivals these kinds of as the Mercedes-Benz EQA (480km) and Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric powered (418km).
Australian charging facts have not been disclosed, but in abroad trim, the UX300e can settle for up to 35kW DC fast charging, by which its battery’s state of demand can be replenished from 10 for each cent to 80 for each cent in sixty nine minutes.
The UX300e gets a special suspension and steering set-up with firmer dampers, hollow stabiliser bars and more rigid rear suspension bushes. Regenerative braking can be utilized (and altered) by means of the steering wheel paddles, with functionality indicated by means of a common 7.-inch central screen.
Supplemental aerodynamic enhancements are stated to more improve the model’s eco qualifications.
Lexus Protection Method+ is common and contains a pre-collision program that includes pedestrian and daytime bicycle owner detection, all-velocity active cruise manage, lane-trace assist, street-sign recognition, rear cross-visitors notify and parking aid brake with impediment and motor vehicle detection..
Blind-location monitoring, automatic superior-beam assist, front- and rear parking sensors and eight airbags are also equipped.
The devices checklist for both equally UX300e variants is rather generous. The entry-quality Luxury shares significantly of its devices with the UX250h Luxury Enhancement Pack 2 and is equipped furthermore with heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, a heated multifunction steering wheel, a thirteen-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio program and seventeen-inch alloy wheels.
It carries around the UX250h’s LED head- and fog lights, keyless entry and start, electrical tailgate and -steering column adjustment, eight-way adjustable front seats, 7.-inch driver screen and a 10.three-inch infotainment monitor with DAB+ electronic radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle connectivity.
At the top rated of the battery-electrical UX line-up is the UX300e Athletics Luxury (tested) that adds eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, sensational tri-beam adaptive LED headlights, 3D-seem illumination within the cabin and a textured dashboard impressed by Japanese grained paper.