Cleaner, greener premium drive
Fancy going all-electric in a posh, compact SUV built for the city? The Lexus UX 300e might just be the ticket. A small and fashionable crossover with a supremely well-put-together interior, the all-electric Lexus UX 300e combines world-class refinement with an exciting new Lexus Electrified experience. Created to evoke the original fun of city driving (the ‘UX’ stands for Urban Crossover) it’s the only all-electric crossover SUV in the premium segment. Rivalling the likes of the Tesla Model 3, the UX300e is well-equipped, sweet to drive, and comes with the promise of Lexus’s excellent reliability record.
For creative urban explorers
There’s always a lot to like about a Lexus, and that’s true of the UX. Build quality is impeccable, inside and out, with a greater focus on comfort over its rivals. Designed for ‘creative urban explorers’, the UX 300e is a low-riding, quirky-looking urban SUV that you won’t miss in a car park, thanks to its chunky, angular plastic arches and slash-cut bodywork. Other distinguishing characteristics include a more aerodynamic front grille and special 17-inch ‘aero-ventilating' alloy wheels. Slip behind the wheel and you'll find eight-way electric seat adjustment and variable lumbar support. Premium Plus Pack trim level brings luxuries such as leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and front seats, rear privacy glass, keyless entry and a smartphone wireless charger.
Playing it posh, and safe
Zip away from traffic lights with plenty of torque, without emitting a single bit of C02. The UX’s all-electric powertrain is perfectly punchy for a small EV, and good for a 7.5sec 0-100 km/h sprint. A single 201bhp e-motor powers the front wheels and a fast charge takes under an hour via a CHAdeMO plug. Of several drive modes to choose from, Sport provides the most pep when you punch the accelerator pedal. On the motorway, the car slips into a pleasant, relaxed gait, providing a smooth, comfortable ride, thanks to its soft suspension. Every model comes with Lexus’s Safety System Plus package, so you can relax and let the adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, automatic high beam and road sign detection safely guide you to your destination.
Lexus UX 300e specifications
Battery Capacity: 54.3 kWh
Avg. charging speed (DC): ~258 km/h
Range WLTP: 315 km | Real range: 185 - 390 km
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h: 7.5 s
Top Speed: 160 km/h
Efficiency: 14 kWh/100 km
Drive type: FWD