The pure-electric Lexus UX 300e is now accessible to order, with prices starting from £43,900 afore the government’s £3,000 constituent car admission (PiCG). It’s the brand’s aboriginal absolutely electric car, and is able of an estimated ambit of up to 196 miles. Abounding blueprint will be accepted afterwards this year, with the aboriginal chump cars accepted to be delivered in March 2021.
The Lexus UX is accessible as a standalone entry-level model, or with two accessories packs that are about abstracted trim levels. Every UX is well-equipped with LED headlights and automated aerial beam, acrimonious and electrically adjustable advanced seats, advanced and rear parking sensors, automated wipers, a abandoning camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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It will additionally appear with a accompaniment ‘LexusLink’ app for your smartphone, acceptance you to analysis the array status. This app can additionally be acclimated to set the altitude ascendancy accidentally too.
Upgrading to the Exceptional Plus backpack costs £44,400 afterwards the £3,000 grant, and adds covering upholstery with front-seat ventilation, acrimonious rear seats, a acrimonious council caster and a wireless buzz charger.
The flagship Takumi backpack adds a 13-speaker exceptional stereo system, a sunroof, ability tailgate, a head-up affectation and added disciplinarian abetment technology on top. This range-topping archetypal starts from £53,500, acceptation it’s not acceptable for the PiCG extenuative which is capped at £50,000. Two accepted acrylic colours are accessible forth with seven brownish or appropriate finishes.
The UX 300e appearance a 54.3kWh array and an electric motor, which are acceptable for a ambit of up to 196 miles. This puts the car on a par with the electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense but abaft the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Niro and the accessible Volvo XC40 Recharge. The UX300e will get from 0-62mph in 7.5 abnormal and go on to a top acceleration of 100mph.
Fast-charging abutment is included, with a 50kW charger demography about 40 account to allegation the array to 80% capacity. If you use a accepted 6.6kW charger, a abounding allegation will booty about seven hours.
Like the amalgam Lexus UX SUV, you’ll be able to acclimatize the levels of anchor about-face application the paddles abaft the council wheel. In its top setting, you’ll be able to drive the UX 300e on aloof one pedal, as the car will apathetic itself bottomward back you booty your bottom off the accelerator. A alternative of alive modes can be toggled to change the appearance of the car and the ability delivery.
The array backpack is adapted beneath the attic but doesn’t affect on the 367-litre boot, which is bigger than the 320 litres offered by the amalgam UX. Lexus has additionally installed added complete analgesic in the berth to advice abate wind babble and tyre roar.
The exoteric appearance basal changes over the added UX models, with a automated advanced grille and bumper, and abate air intakes the alone giveaways of the car’s electric powertrain. An alive complete architect is additionally fitted, abounding an aural admonishing complete at lower speeds to acquaint pedestrians.
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