Lexus Australia has finally released pricing for its first all-electric vehicle. The UX300e crossover will be available in two trim levels, starting from $74,000 plus on-road costs.
As reported by CarExpert in October, the Lexus UX300e will be available in Luxury and Sports Luxury variants, the latter priced from $81,000 before on-roads.
The petrol-powered UX flagship, the UX250h F Sport AWD with Enhancement Pack 2, is priced from $69,700 plus on-roads.
That puts the Lexus up against a range of rivals including the Mercedes-Benz EQA250 ($76,800) and Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric ($76,990). A Hyundai Ioniq 5 2WD is slightly more affordable at $71,900, while a Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD lists for $73,400.
Further to confirmed pricing for the Australian market, Lexus’s local division has detailed the warranty for its first EV – a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with 10-year, unlimited-kilometre battery guarantee.
The five-year vehicle warranty is 12 months longer than the usual coverage for the wider Lexus range, while the battery warranty is valid provided the vehicle gets an EV health check each year after the fifth year of ownership according to the brand’s schedule – much like the program for Toyota and Lexus hybrid batteries.
Further, the battery is covered for up to 10 years or 160,000km (whichever comes first) if its storage capacity falls below 70 per cent – again subject to the annual health check.
Lexus will offer capped-price servicing of $295 per visit for the first five services – with intervals of 12 months or 15,000km.
The Lexus UX300e will come with a three-year subscription to the brand’s flagship Encore Platinum owner benefits program, which includes Lexus on Demand vehicle loans, and access to valet parking vouchers (up to eight) at participating locations.
Finally, buyers of the UX300e will receive a professionally-installed AC home charger from JetCharge as part of their purchase, capable of fully charging the vehicle’s battery from empty in 6.5 hours.
Three years of complimentary access to ChargeFox’s high-speed DC charge network, which includes over 1400 outlets and 770 charge stations across the country. For reference, the UX300e can charge from empty to 100 per cent in around 80 minutes on a DC fast charger.
Power in the Lexus UX300e comes from a 150kW/300Nm e-motor mounted on the front axle, making for a 0-100 claim of 7.5 seconds.
Range is quoted as 360km on the more lenient NEDC combined cycle, with the floor-mounted lithium-ion battery pack measuring 54.3kWh. That means the Lexus offers a shorter range than all its direct rivals.
The Lexus UX300e arrives this month. Stay tuned to CarExpert for our launch review in the coming weeks.
- 2022 Lexus UX300e Luxury: $74,000
- 2022 Lexus UX300e Sports Luxury: $81,000
All prices exclude on-road costs.
UX300e Luxury highlights:
- 10.3-inch infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- DAB+ digital radio
- Satellite navigation
- Wireless phone charging
- 7.0-inch driver information screen
- LED headlights and fog lights
- Keyless entry and start
- Hands-free power tailgate
- Rear privacy glass
- Power-adjustable steering column
- Eight-way power front seats
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated outboard rear seats (new to UX)
- Heated steering wheel (new to UX)
- 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system
- Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
- AEB with pedestrian/daytime cyclist detection
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane Trace Assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Rear cross-traffic assist
- Automatic high-beam
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Eight airbags
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Black or Rich Cream interior colourways
UX300e Sports Luxury adds:
- Black, Rich Cream, White Ash, Ochre or Zephyr Blue interior colourways
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Acoustic front-side glass
- Tri-beam LED headlights
- Adaptive high-beam
- Colour head-up display
- Surround-view camera
- 3D-look front air vent illumination
- Smooth leather-accented seats
- Washi instrument panel stitching
- High-grade interior finishes
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