LEXUS ELECTRIFIED VISION: UX 300e CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA
About the Lexus UX 300e
The Lexus UX 300e will become the flagship UX and build on the successful luxury compact UX 200 petrol and UX 250h self-charging hybrid electric variants that have been on sale in Australia since December 2018.
The all-electric UX 300e offers maximum power of 150kW and torque of 300Nm, incorporating a high-output motor and high-capacity lithium-ion battery that can deliver a 400km1 driving range in certain driving conditions.
The UX 300e takes about 50 minutes for quick charging and about seven hours for household AC charging, from empty.
Maximum efficiency for the motor, inverter, gears and battery has been advanced from the development of the popular UX 250h hybrid-electric variant.
The UX 300e also benefits from the high body rigidity and low centre of gravity provided by the luxury compact SUV's GA-C platform, in order to maintain excellent handling stability.
The UX 300e suspension has been thoroughly tuned to target the same high steering response and high-quality ride comfort as the UX 250h. Shock-absorber damping force has been optimised to match the additional battery capacity.
A Drive Mode Select function is designed to assist the management of smooth acceleration and deceleration. Paddle shifters can be used in a similar manner to engine braking, providing four levels of deceleration regeneration.
Lexus engineers kept the distinctive design and the utility characteristics of the UX SUV intact, while the aerodynamic performance of the UX 300e benefits from the application of special wheels and an underbody cover.
At the same time, UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, befitting the sound management heritage of the Lexus DNA.