Lexus has had the UX in its range since 2018. This was born in the Netherlands as the Lexus UX 250h and in 2021 the fully electric Lexus UX 300e was added. The new Lexus UX 300h is now available for model year 2024. Delivery starts in the second quarter of this year, but what does Lexus offer with this new version?
New hybrid powertrain
It is now known that Lexus makes really nice hybrid powertrains, which is also evident from the driving test of the Lexus ES 300h. It is not the case that the UX 300h has exactly the same drivetrain as the ES. The new Lexus UX 300h will have a 2.0 liter four-cylinder, linked to a 30 kW electric motor. This brings the system power to 199 hp, an 8 percent power gain compared to the outgoing UX 250h. While consumption is actually decreasing according to Lexus. According to the WLTP standard, consumption is now between 4.7 and 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers, so around 1 in 20. With the four-wheel drive version, consumption is slightly higher, namely between 5.0 and 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
Standard equipment Lexus UX 300h
According to Lexus, the new UX 300h is also quieter, due to the use of extra insulation, and the extra body stiffness should also ensure more pleasant handling. Standard equipment includes the 8-inch infotainment system and the latest generation of Lexus Safety System +, or various ADAS systems. The standard adaptive cruise control is nice! In addition, the Lexus offers standard LED headlights, two-zone climate control and Apple Carplay and Android Auto, among other things. You can get into the new UX 300h from €44,995.
Above the standard UX 300h is the Urban Line. This version is available from €46,995. In addition to the previously mentioned equipment, there is also a blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning including automatic braking function. In terms of luxury, this version offers a wireless phone charger, rain sensor and keyless entry and start. Externally, the Urban Line also offers 17-inch rims, fog lights and dark tinted rear side windows and rear windows.
F Sport Design
Above the Urban Line, there is the F Sport Design from €52,995. Of course, it all becomes a bit sportier with 18-inch F Sport rims, F Sport bumpers and the F Sport grille. In the interior, the F Sport line continues with sports seats and artificial leather upholstery. Seat and steering wheel heating are also standard from this version. The navigation system grows to 12.3 inches.
Another step higher we find the Luxury Line, from €54,495. This time without the F Sport elements, because it has to remain stylish. So this version builds on the Urban Line. You do get eight-way electrically adjustable front seats, with seat heating. There is also no steering wheel heating. Smooth leather upholstery (we’re not making this up either) is also standard, as is an electrically adjustable steering wheel. Here too, the navigation screen grows to 12 inches. Getting lost in the dark is no longer possible, because the handles have entry lighting and the LED fog lights turn neatly around the bends.
Of course, this is where it only begins. For €62,995 you can feel like a true director, as the saying goes! The Mark Levinson Premium Surround System is now standard. As well as sound-resistant glass, because those 13 speakers have to do justice, of course. In addition to seat heating, there is now also seat cooling. Getting your hands dirty is no longer an option, because the tailgate is electrically operated. Show from the outside that you have spent money with 18-inch rims, painted wheel arches and the Triple LED headlights. This version is also available as four-wheel drive.
F Sport Line
Better than F Sport Design, because this is the real Sport Line. More performance for €63,995? Not necessarily, because there is no more power. You do get all the goodies of the F Sport Design on the outside. No synthetic leather inside, but real Tahara leather. Active Sound Control, for more peace and quiet on board or a sporty sound through the speakers, is also standard. However, the best part can be found beneath the skin; the Adaptive Variable Suspension should provide a more dynamic driving character. Four wheel drive is also possible on this version.
The lease winner par excellence is of course the Business Line. Maybe also the best deal, if we knew the price. In addition to the standard version, this version offers a blind spot warning and the rear cross traffic notification. In terms of comfort, the Business Line offers an automatically dimming interior mirror, parking sensors all around and a wireless charger. In terms of appearance, there is Privacy Glass, LED fog lights and 18-inch metal wheels.
The new Lexus UX 300h will therefore be available from the second quarter of 2024. Ordering is already possible, with prices starting at €44,995. Belgian prices start at €42,590.