As on the entire Lexus range, the latest generation of Lexus Safety System + active safety system also comes standard on the UX 300e. In addition to the pre Crash Safety system; pedestrians and cyclists, with the blind spot detector, the recognition of road signs, the system of adaptive high beams that detect vehicle in front at night and lane detection assistance, particularly useful in curves or when driving on the motorway. But there are also other characteristics that distinguish this model on the road.
It takes 24 hours for the Lexus UX 300e to fully charge the battery by plugging it into a normal 2.3 kilowatt household socket, such as that of your garage. Instead, 8 hours are needed to recharge the batteries from a public column. Finally, 50 minutes are enough for 80% of full energy from a super fast column. There are two doors for battery charging, symmetrical and located on the rear sides of the sides.
The SUV is powered by a newly developed 54.3 kWh battery pack consisting of 288 high-capacity lithium-ion cells installed under the floor of the passenger compartment and rear seats. The positioning of the battery also allows the car’s center of gravity to be lowered, creating 47 liters of additional luggage space compared to the UX 250h.
The UX 300e’s 150kW (204hp) high-performance electric engine provides instant linear acceleration covering 0-100kph in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 160kph.
The new Lexus UX 300e is available in two trim levels. The Premium one costs 57,000 euros and the Luxury 61,000 euros. Considering the possibility of exploiting state eco-bonuses and brand incentives, in case of scrapping, prices drop to 46,500 euros and 50,500 euros respectively. Standard equipment with full LED headlights, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable, heated and ventilated seats.
Interior and Features
Even more precisely, the Lexus UX 300e Premium trim comes as standard with full equipment with 18-inch wheels, leather interior, Smart Entry, smartphone wireless charger, heated front and rear leather seats, privacy glass and Lexus Media 7-inch display with Smartphone integration.
The Luxury trim adds TriLEd headlights, tailgate with touch foot opening, mirrors, heated exterior with blind spot detection, Head up display, Panoramic View monitor 360 degrees and Lexus Premium Navigation with 10.3-inch display and Mark Levinson system. There are 11 colors available which can be combined with Black, Ocher or the new Cobalt leather interior.
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