Lexus joins EV market with its first electric car Lexus UX 300e

11/23/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Lexus just unveiled its first-ever electric vehicle called the UX 300e. It boasts of exciting features that will catch your attention. See what it has to compete with other senior EVs!

If you are one of the many people wondering when Lexus would produce its own Electric Vehicle (EV), this if for you. The automaker has finally given us a glimpse of its EV called Lexus UX 300e. The ride was unveiled at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition held in China.

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The UX 300e is Lexus' first-ever electric vehicle

Before the grand unveiling, the automaker gave the world a teaser of what it had in store with its “Lexus Electrified” campaign, showcasing its bespoke filing. Lexus’ EV debut may be described as “long overdue” by some, given that a host of automakers have jumped on the EV train before now.

Lexus UX 300e standard features

Much details have not been revealed about the ride, but Naijauto can confirm that it is a Crossover. It comes with a 54.3-kWh lithium-ion battery that keeps the car alive for about 248 miles. But this measurement was done with the NEDC circle which is said to be outdated. The figure would most likely be lower if the EPA was used instead. It is capable of producing 201 horsepower as well as 221-pound feet of torque.

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The front seats are very spacious for comfort

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For battery capacity, the UX 300e offers 54.3 kWh, and 150 KW in output. While this is not bad, it becomes inadequate when other brands like Audi E-Tron offer 150 KW.

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The dashboard has different features to control driving performance

According to the press releases put out by Lexus, the new machine offers comfort in driving, thanks to its driving performance dynamics. There are several features on ground to enable drivers modify their driving to their preferred mode. Lexus ensured that driving noise was reduced to the barest minimum with the presence of an Active Sound Control system to give occupants a pleasant driving experience.

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When fully charged, the UX 300e's battery covers 248 miles.

Lexus is yet to announce price of the UX 300e. Naijauto shall keep you posted.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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