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Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year

Sanjay ยท Mar 25, 2023 08:00 AM

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 01

If you have the hots for a compact, electric SUV that's not the Mercedes-Benz EQA, then this you'd do well to wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e that's earmarked for Malaysia sometime this year.

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 02

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 03

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We caught a glimpse of it at the ongoing 44th Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS 2023) and think it's one to wait for. Malaysian specifications may differ, but the kit it has is pretty rich โ€“ there's tri-LED headlights, a must-have lightbar at the back, and Lexus Safety System Plus set of advanced driver aids.

Also read: 7 EV SUVs launching in Malaysia in 2023: Toyota bZ4X, Smart #1, VW ID.4, and more

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 01

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 02

Inside the leather-draped cabin there's a crisp, fully-digital instrument cluster, a wireless charger, and the 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen comes bundled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 03

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 04

Adding to the enveloping luxury around is a 13-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound setup; just the perfect combo in a quiet ride eh?

Also read: Lexus UX vs Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Volvo XC40: Poise, prestige, or power?

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 05

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 06

Speaking of ride, the UX 300e sits on the GA-C platform (Lexus' version of the TNGA platform), and the car itself was honed at the Toyota Technical Centre in Shimoyama โ€“ the same mini-Nuburgring proving ground that moulds the GR Yaris and GR Corolla.

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 07

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 08

So despite the improved handling chops โ€“ not that the regular UX was a slouch anyway โ€“ all-electric power should also add another layer of comfort through a quiet drive.

Also read: UMW Toyota to launch 2 EVs starting 2022 โ€“ Lexus UX 300e and Toyota bZ4X for Malaysia

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 09

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 10

Providing the juice is a 204 PS/300 Nm electric motor situated on the front axle, connected to a 54.4 kWh lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery. On a full charge, there's 315 km of range (WLTP), and when that dips it can be topped up with a 50kW DC fast charger (CHAdeMO), or Type 2 AC charging.

Don't want the EQA? Wait for this 2023 Lexus UX 300e, likely coming to Malaysia this year 11

The cost? THB 3,490,000, or roughly equivalent to RM 505k. This may not be so reflective in Malaysia as we currently have tax incentives for EVs, which should see the UX 300e hover somewhere nearer to the EQA's price tag of RM 296,000.

Also read: Confirmed: 4 years free road tax for EVs, from 1-Jan 2022 to 31-Dec 2025

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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