Lexus UX 300e opens with sub-£44k price, ordering begins in October

The Lexus UX 300e will be priced from around £43,900 when ordering opens in October.

Lexus’ first all-electric car, deliveries of the UX 300e will begin in March 2021.

£1,000 reservations are already open.

Lexus UX 300e ordering now open

Because prices start from under £50,000, the UX 300e qualifies for the £3,000 government Plug-in Car Grant – the only premium SUV currently to do so.

Two posher option packs are also available, the Premium Plus which should cost from around £47,400 and the Takumi priced from around £53,500.

Lexus will confirm exact prices ahead of orders opening.

Standard equipment is comprehensive, with LED headlights, power front seats and steering wheel adjust, all-round parking sensors, infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Lexus Safety System+ and 17-inch alloys.

Premium Plus adds leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, keyless go and wireless smartphone charging.

Takumi has a 13-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, bigger 10.3-inch infotainment screen with sat nav, head-up display, bigger 18-inch alloys and other goodies – but, note, no Plug-in Car Grant saving.

Lexus UX 300e ordering now open

With a 54.3kWh battery, the Lexus UX 300e is expected to offer a driving range of 196 miles, while a 150kW (201hp) electric motor delivers 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds.

It’s compatible with a 50kW DC charger, which will give an 80 percent charge in 52 minutes; domestic AC home charging gives a full recharge in eight hours.

Lexus isn’t giving up on hybrids though, added UK director Ewan Shepherd. “We will continue to develop the performance of our self-charging hybrid technology alongside new, all-electric vehicles led by the UX 300e.”

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