First launched in 2020 with a 54.4 kWh battery, the 2023 Lexus UX 300e will soon come with a 72.8 kWh battery, which Lexus says will improve driving range to 450 km (WLTP test cycle). The UX 300e has a claimed energy consumption of 166.7 Wh/km.
As before, DC fast charging is still via the Japanese CHAdeMo format.
Output remains unchanged at 150 kW (203 PS), with 300 Nm of torque, delivered via the front wheels.
Also improved is the UX 300e’s infotainment, which now offers a larger 12.3-inch touch screen that’s now placed closer to the driver, displaying images at a higher resolution. It also supports over-the-air (OTA) updates.
The repositioning of the screen also necessitated a change in layout of the centre console. Two USB-C chargers have also been added in front. Also, the wireless charging space has been vertically extended and LED lighting has been added at the top for improved usability at night.
The Lexus Safety System+ now includes an improved Pre-Collision System, which can now cyclists in the daytime and pedestrians at night.
Ride and handling have also been improved thanks to 20 additional welding points for better torsional rigidity.
The electric power steering and dampers have all been fine-tuned at the Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, a mini-Nurburgring track used that replicates various type of road conditions that Lexus customers worldwide are likely to face in their daily driving.
Deliveries of the new 2023 Lexus UX 300e will begin in the second quarter of 2023.