Lexus UX 300e
Based on Lexus' best-selling UX urban crossover, the first all-electric Lexus leverages 15 years of leadership in electrified hybrids. Timed perfectly to benefit from Europe's improved charging infrastructure and the rapid growth of interest in luxury electric vehicles, the UX 300e will provide a near-silent driving experience that is both dynamic and razor-sharp.
"For the new UX 300e crossover, we've created an electrified driving experience that is unique to Lexus," UX 300e Chief Engineer Takashi Watanabe
With the all-electric Lexus UX 300e, Lexus takes its 'Lexus Electrification' vision to the next level. However, first and foremost, this is a Lexus, and nothing has been overlooked. The first Lexus BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) offers exceptional craftsmanship, build quality, comfort and quietness. From studying BEV noise patterns, specific actions like bespoke BEV tyres and wheel-arch liners that reduce noise caused by stones, grit or water spraying up from the road, were taken to reduce in-cabin noise significantly. Leaving no stone unturned, even the car's drive-by-wire selector has been shaped by hand.
Also high on Chief Engineer Takashi Watanabe's 'must have' list was 'fun', which has resulted in a BEV driving experience that is dynamic yet extremely refined. This is due mainly to the car's low centre of gravity, a characteristic of the UX platform (GA-C), helped in this case by locating the battery beneath the vehicle body and the electric motor low in the engine bay. The UX 300e also boasts bespoke suspension and steering, with elements of the Lexus advanced posture control, which was showcased on the new LF-30 Electrified concept.