Lexus UX 300e. The pleasure of driving
After a long wait, Lexus already has everything ready for the arrival of its first fully electric vehicle. The UX 300e, thanks to a collaboration with Lexus Takumi master pilots, offers new technologies designed to deliver a “Lexus Electrifed” driving experience.
The Takumi title is given to experts in a certain field with a minimum of 60,000 hours of study and practice, which is equivalent to 8 hours a day, 250 days a year for 30 years. With all this, one of the priorities of the Lexus guys in this UX 300e was “fun”, leading to a dynamic and refined driving experience. This has been achieved thanks to a low center of gravity and its specially reinforced platform (GA-C) .After being tested by these masters, its suspension was optimized on European roads to achieve the desired levels of damping to suppress any uncomfortable situation. With this, custom shock absorbers were developed. In addition, a reinforcement bracket has been added to the gearbox on the front suspension, for a more direct and precise steering feel.
New electrical system
The new Lexus UX 300e benefits from a powerful 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor / generator, so it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds. These acceleration characteristics have been optimized to suit urban driving.