Lexus UX 300e made its debut at the auto show in Guangzhou, China, and the Chinese market will be the first to receive this model. In addition to China, the UX 300e will be sold in Japan as well as in Europe.
Lexus 300e UX, with an electric motor drives the front axle and delivers 150 kW (204 HP) on the road. The Japanese manufacturer has made minor changes to improve the car’s aerodynamics, so UX 300e is 20mm lower than the regular petrol version, and the car is fitted with special, more aerodynamic wheels.
The Crossover bodywork has also been redesigned to reduce air resistance to movement and increase driving autonomy.
Instead of gasoline, a 204-horsepower electric motor is mounted on this car. Electricity is stored on 54.3 kWh lithium-ion batteries, which provide 400km of autonomy, measured against the old cycle, NEDC, while the results of a more realistic WLTP test are yet to be expected.
With empty batteries, it takes about 50 minutes to fully recharge on a 50 kW fast charger, while the charging process on a 6.6-kilowatt outlet takes about 7 hours. The batteries are located under the rear seats, leaving the luggage compartment unchanged from the regular Lexus UX.
Using a smartphone app, Lexus drivers can read the battery level and view information about the nearest charging stations. Additionally, can be done automatic climate control, heated seats and windows, all of which can be adjusted by the app.
As Lexus has already confirmed, the UX 300e will be available in Europe next year. What the price of the electric car will be, it’s still unclear.