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Lexus unveils minor enhancements to UX300e battery


Lexus, the renowned automotive brand, recently made an exciting announcement regarding their highly anticipated UX300e, which happens to be their inaugural battery electric vehicle (BEV) commercial model. This news comes hot on the heels of the successful launch of the UX250h/200 on July 7. With these improvements, Lexus is further solidifying its commitment to the electric vehicle market. According to official sources, the highly anticipated release in Japan has been officially slated for the spring of 2023.

Lexus, the renowned luxury automaker, has consistently prioritized exceptional driving performance and environmental sustainability since the introduction of the RX400h in 2005. As a trailblazer in the realm of electrification within the luxury market, Lexus has remained steadfast in its commitment to both of these crucial aspects. In a groundbreaking announcement back in 2019, Lexus unveiled its ambitious electrification vision, aptly named "Lexus Electrified. This visionary plan aims to cater to the ever-evolving demands of a wide range of customers and markets by popularizing electrified vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). By harnessing the power of electrification technologies, Lexus is poised to make remarkable strides in enhancing the fundamental performance of its vehicles. In our unwavering pursuit of automotive pleasure, we remain committed to embracing the timeless allure of cars across all eras. Lexus is set to make a significant stride in the electric vehicle market with the highly anticipated release of their first commercial model, the "UX300e", slated for 2020. In a recent announcement, it was revealed that the highly anticipated "RZ" model will be introduced in 2022. This new addition to the lineup will be exclusively powered by battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology, marking a significant step towards sustainable mobility. By the close of August 2022, the total tally of electric vehicles sold will have surged to an impressive 2.3 million units. With an unwavering commitment to fostering a carbon-neutral society, our efforts to propel the advancement and proliferation of electric vehicles remain steadfast.


The UX300e has garnered praise from customers due to its distinctive design and exceptional maneuverability as an urban compact crossover. Additionally, it stands out for its top-notch driving experience and remarkable serenity, which are distinct characteristics of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). In a relentless pursuit of progress under the 'Always On' ideology, a series of noteworthy enhancements have been unveiled. Among the notable updates is the introduction of an advanced battery pack, which elevates the battery capacity from 54.4 kWh to an impressive 72.8 kWh. This substantial increase in power translates to a remarkable driving range of 450 km, surpassing the conventional model by over 40%. These remarkable improvements mark a significant milestone in the evolution of this vehicle as a battery electric vehicle (BEV), solidifying its position as a frontrunner in terms of fundamental performance. As part of the UX series, efforts were made to enhance the flavor of high-quality, pristine driving while also expanding the capabilities of preventive safety technology and advancing the utilization of cutting-edge multimedia systems.


Toyota has taken a significant step towards enhancing the driving experience by bolstering the body's rigidity. This remarkable feat was achieved through rigorous testing at the esteemed Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, coupled with the addition of an impressive 20 spot welding points on the vehicle's body. The aim behind this meticulous process is to elevate the overall taste of driving to new heights. Furthermore, the electric vehicle (EV) incorporates specialized battery packs designed specifically for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), strategically positioned beneath the vehicle's floor to enhance stability by lowering the center of gravity. Additionally, two performance dampers are included as standard in the rear of the vehicle, further enhancing its driving capabilities. The electric power steering (EPS) and absorbers have also been meticulously fine-tuned to deliver a seamless and immersive driving experience, ensuring a smooth and exhilarating ride.


In a relentless pursuit of progress in the realm of cutting-edge technology, our mission was to enhance the safety and pleasure of driving. To achieve this, we embarked on a journey to augment the capabilities of the highly acclaimed preventive safety technology known as "Lexus Safety System +". Furthermore, the cutting-edge multimedia system has been integrated, featuring a larger and higher-resolution touch display. Furthermore, the instrument panel and console have undergone optimization, resulting in a refined shape and switch layout. Notably, usability has been enhanced with the inclusion of two new USB charging connectors (Type-C) conveniently positioned in front of the console.

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