Lexus UX300e electric car sales start in Japan

Lexus UX300e electric car sales start in Japan

October 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Sales of Lexus’ first electric vehicle launched in Japan. It was the Lexus UX300e crossover, which was previously released in China and Europe. But not only did the car appear on the home market with a delay, but also the quota until the end of 2020 was simply ridiculous – only 135 cars.

Recall that the electric Lexus UX300e is equipped with one 204-horsepower electric motor, installed in the front, and a floor-mounted battery with a capacity of 54.3 kWh. The cruising range is estimated at 400 km on the NEDC cycle or 367 km on the more realistic WLTC. Front-wheel drive only.

When using a 50 kW station, it will take 50 minutes to charge the battery up to 75%, and up to 100% – 80 minutes. With a 6.6 kW home unit, it will take about 7 hours “on the wire”.

The cabin provides a multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. A 10.3-inch screen is installed at the top of the front panel. You can use gestures and voice commands to control.

Depending on the configuration, the UX300e costs 5.8 million yen or 6.35 million yen. At the same time, the Japanese company believes that there will be more people willing to buy an electric novelty than Lexus is ready to supply. Therefore, from October 22 to November 4, applications will be accepted on the manufacturer’s website, and 135 winners will be selected from among them in the form of a lottery.

All UX300e are manufactured in Japan regardless of specification.