Lexus has unveiled its first electric car, the 2020 Lexus UX 300e, which debuted today at Auto Guangzhou 2019. It was expected that the brand’s first electric car would be a fully electric version of the UX crossover.
On the outside the all-electric UX 300e is nearly identical to the gas and hybrid versions of the UX. There are some small updates, like different wheels and its ride height has been lowered by 0.8-inches. The underbody has also been redesigned to make it more aerodynamic. Inside you’ll also find it hard to point out any differences, since the only thing that’s changed is the instrument cluster.
The UX 300e is powered by a 201-hp electric motor with 221 lb-ft. of torque. The 54.3-kWh battery gives the UX 300e a driving range up to 400 kilometers or around 250 miles on the NEDC cycle. It takes about 50 minutes to charge it using a 50-kW fast-charger.
The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in China in 2020 and in the UK by 2021.