2024 Lexus UX goes all electrified, hybrids get energy enhance

The 2024 Lexus UX vary is now completely electrified, bringing a extra highly effective hybrid system and a rise of practically $10,000 to the worth of entry – now ranging from $55,370 plus on-road prices.

Gone are the UX 200 petrol and UX 250h hybrid fashions, changed by the extra highly effective UX 300h hybrid to hitch the all-electric UX 300e which obtained a big improve in battery and vary in 2023.

“The UX 200 Petrol will not be produced for the Australian market as native Lexus clients proceed to favour HEV, PHEV and BEV powertrains,” Lexus Australia stated in its media launch.

This now means the UX not undercuts the brand new LBX all-hybrid child crossover as the most affordable Lexus on sale in Australia.

Headlining the adjustments is the improved 2.0-litre hybrid drivetrain within the UX 300h, which advantages from an 11kW bump in system energy output to 146kW, matching the likes of the hybrid Toyota Corolla Cross and C-HR GR Sport.

This has been achieved by an upgraded consumption and exhaust for the naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which now produces 112kW/188Nm by itself. Lexus has additionally added extra highly effective electrical motors – 83kW up entrance and 30kW/84Nm on the rear (AWD).

The entrance e-motor in 2WD and AWD variations is 3kW extra highly effective than earlier than, whereas the brand new rear transaxle boasts will increase of 25kW and 29Nm in AWD variations.

Moreover, there’s a brand new light-weight lithium-ion (li-ion) hybrid battery which replaces the outdated nickel-metal hydride (Ni-Mh) unit which supplies a “15 per cent larger per-cell output whereas decreasing gasoline consumption”.

As such, Lexus quotes mixed gasoline financial system of 4.2L/100km for the UX 300h 2WD and 4.4L/100km for the AWD, each down on the outgoing UX 250h by 0.1L and 0.2L per 100km respectively.

Past the drivetrain enhancements for the hybrids, Lexus says there’s extra gear and upgraded Lexus Security System help options included as normal as properly, relying on variant.

Sports activities Luxurious AWD fashions achieve a typical moonroof and sensible key card; in the meantime F Sport AWD variants achieve the identical gear along with a heated steering wheel, panoramic view monitor, and 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio – largely the contents of the accessible Enhancement Packs on 2WD grades.

Theres a brand new Automobile Braking Posture Management system which varies front-to-rear brake drive distribution to minimise pitch and roll and improve consolation; whereas Protected Exit Help warns autos of oncoming autos or bicycles when exiting the UX to keep away from a collision.

Lexus has additionally added a brand new Driver Monitor with steering-mounted cameras to watch driver behaviour and distraction, and is linked to numerous lively security methods like adaptive cruise management, lane departure alert and the aptly named ‘Emergency Driving Cease System’.

The Parking Assist Brake operate moreover positive factors static object detection, whereas the autonomous emergency braking system can now detect bikes throughout daytime and cyclists in any respect hours, in addition to intersection help.

Inside there’s a brand new 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument cluster (up from 7.0-inches) normal from the bottom UX 300h Luxurious, whereas the UX 300e Luxurious will get a color head-up show.

The 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system picks up over-the-air software program updates, in addition to wi-fi Android Auto to reinforce the prevailing wi-fi Apple CarPlay. A shift-by-wire gear selector can also be new.

A brand new Sonic Copper exterior paint replaces Blazing Carnelian, with the outside palette remaining at up 10 selections for every variant. There’s additionally a brand new Strong White inside trim which replaces Wealthy Cream.

The up to date Lexus UX vary is accessible to order now.

2024 Lexus UX pricing

  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD Luxurious: $55,370 (+$1050)
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD Luxurious + Enhancement Pack: $57,420
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD Sports activities Luxurious: $62,320 (+$970)
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD Sports activities Luxurious + Enhancement Pack: $65,820
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD F Sport: $63,110 (+$1115)
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD F Sport + Enhancement Pack 1: $65,610
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h 2WD F Sport + Enhancement Pack 2: $68,710
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h AWD Sports activities Luxurious: $70,520 (+$4940)
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300h AWD F Sport: $73,210 (+$6715)
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300e Luxurious: $80,720 (+$730)
  • 2024 Lexus UX 300e Sports activities Luxurious: $88,190 (+$525)

Costs exclude on-road prices

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