TThey 2023 Lexus UX 300e The compact crossover is set to get a major update, with new vehicles coming next year equipped with bigger batteries and greater driving range – as well as new technology and features.
Final pricing and local specifications will be announced closer to the car’s on-sale date in 2023, but buyers can look forward to the updated UX 300e’s larger 72.8kWh battery pack (up from 54.4kWh), making the car’s expected driving range even better. The range will increase by 40%. percent, gets a WLTP claim of 450 km.
Peak outputs at 150kW and 300Nm remain unchanged, with a flat-packed battery array mounted low within the chassis floor for an excellent center of gravity and as an NVH ‘sound barrier’ on the road below. It also doubles.
Range-wide updates include 20 more spot welds for increased torsional stiffness, as well as recalibrated electronic power assist steering, shock absorbers and brakes.
Inside, the most noticeable revision is a larger 12.3-inch central touchscreen that has been closely mounted for improved resolution, functionality and ease of use.
Lexus designers revised some of the switchgear to free up more space for a wireless phone charger, and also allowed for two additional USB-C ports to be added to the center console.
The latest infotainment operating system features in-vehicle internet connectivity, provides live updates and parking information to the in-car navigation, and also enables in-car local web browsing. The 2023 Lexus UX 300e also supports wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto.
The cloud-connected vehicle also accesses Lexus’ suite of online connected services, connecting to a companion app on your phone. It can also inform emergency services about the condition of your vehicle, remote start and climate control, enhancing security and in the event of an accident.
All vehicles will be equipped with Lexus’ suite of safety equipment, including an improved autonomous emergency braking function that now includes Junction Assist for crossing oncoming traffic at an intersection. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control has also been recalibrated for less intrusive assisted steering inputs, with the addition of Curve Speed Control to prevent overspeed when cornering gently.
Lexus Australia says mid-life updates to the UX 200 petrol and UX 250h hybrid are already on sale locally, with the updated UX 300e due to arrive in Australian showrooms in 2023. Pricing and local details will be announced closer to launch.