At the auto show in Guangzhou, China, the premiere of the serial Lexus UX 300e, equipped with an all-electric power plant, took place. Externally, the front-wheel drive crossover differs from the versions with internal combustion engines only by nameplates, while its design has been seriously changed.
Lexus UX 300e received one electric motor installed under the hood along with inverters and a control unit. The output of the unit is 204 hp. and 300 Nm of torque. There is no information on the dynamic characteristics of the crossover yet.
- A traction battery with a capacity of 54.3 kWh is hidden under the floor of the cabin. The declared power reserve of 400 kilometers is measured according to the NEDC cycle - outdated and far from reality. On a 50 kW DC station, it should take 50 minutes to charge the battery, while using a 6.6 kW AC unit would take about seven hours.
- Engineers completely closed the bottom with aerodynamic flaps and reconfigured the suspension - the ground clearance decreased from 160 to 140 millimeters. In the UX 300e's cabin, of the original parts, there is only a new driving mode selector and its own instrument graphics.
The electric Lexus UX 300e will go on sale in Europe and China in 2020. A year later, the crossover will reach the Japanese market.