With the arrival of the new Lexus LBX, you would almost forget that Lexus still has a compact crossover, namely the Lexus UX. That hybrid crossover was known as the UX 250h, but is now called UX 300h. And that thanks to the Toyota Corolla Cross.
The Lexus UX 300h is equipped with the latest, fifth generation of Toyota's hybrid powertrain. The Toyota Corolla Cross is the first Toyota model that was powered with this hybrid technology and the new powertrain is very satisfactory.
In the Lexus, the modern powertrain has a system power of 199 hp. The 'old' two-liter four-cylinder of the UX 250h did not exceed 184 hp. Stronger does not mean less economical, Lexus says that the UX 300h actually consumes less than its predecessor, namely 4.7 to 5.0 l/100 km instead of 5.3 l/100 km (WLTP).
According to Lexus, the new UX has become stronger and more economical due to the new battery. The old nickel-metal hybrid battery is making way for a more efficient lithium-ion battery.
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The updated Lexus UX is also available as a four-wheel drive. Compared to its predecessor, the rear electric motor has become a lot stronger. The permanent magnet motor produces 41 hp while the induction motor of the UX 250h produces only 7 hp. Lexus promises better throttle response and more driving pleasure. The driving dynamics benefit from higher body rigidity, thanks to, among other things, a reinforced tailgate.
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Buyers can now choose a new interior color (Ammonite Sand) and a leather-free interior. Furthermore, the Lexus UX has become more meddlesome. A camera in the steering wheel keeps track of whether the driver is still alert. If not, the driver will receive a warning and the car will be stopped if necessary. The Lexus UX is optionally available with a new, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
The already extensive safety equipment of the Lexus UX has been expanded with Safe Exit Assist. This system - which was introduced for the first time on the Lexus NX was available - warns the driver of cyclists following behind as soon as he wants to open the door. Especially in our cycling country par excellence, this system can prevent a lot of misery. The car also recognizes pedestrians at low speeds who are not walking on the sidewalk but along the edge of the road or parked cars.
The updated Lexus UX will be available from the second quarter of 2024. If we can give a tip about the body color; take Sonic Copper Metallic. That copper color is new for the UX and also represents the Lexus RZ 450e awesome.
This post was last modified on December 19, 2023 9:02 am
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