A few years ago, the compact crossover Lexus UX 300e became the first serial electric car from Lexus. Since then, competitors have updated, new models of electric cars have appeared – also from the Lexus company – and therefore the Lexus UX 300e crossover had to be updated in accordance with the realities of the times.
From the outside, the Lexus UX 300e electric car has not changed much: recognizable design, sharp corners, compact dimensions. And inside, only the details have been updated – for example, a new multimedia system with a 12.3-inch display has appeared, the layout of the central console and the placement of some buttons have also changed. And the electric motor remained the same: 150 kW (204 hp) and 300 Nm.
All because the most important changes are hidden inside. First, the battery has been significantly increased: from 54.4 to 72.8 kWh. This made it possible to increase the range immediately to 450 km (WLTP), against 305-315 km (WLTP) in the predecessor. Secondly, the number of body welding points has been increased and Yamaha shock absorbers have been installed, specially designed for the heavy battery version of the Lexus UX 300e. Finally, thirdly, the functionality of the LSS+ security system complex has been expanded and the power steering has been reconfigured.
The updated electric car Lexus UX 300e is already available for order. The first copies will arrive at dealers in early 2023.