Lexus unveils its first electric SUV UX300e

Luxury car manufacturer Lexus has unveiled its first electric car UX300e, an SUV that is claimed to have around 402 km range on a fully charged battery, claims the automaker.

Debuted in Guangzhou Auto Show in China, the electric SUV doesn't look different from the regular UX.

Lexus will launch the UX300e in China and Europe in 2020, while its Japan launch is scheduled for 2021.

As the brand claims, the special aero wheels and underbody covers enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the UX300e.

It is powered by a 54.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with a front-mounted electric motor. The battery can accept charge up to 50 kW at a DC fast charging station. The electric powertrain is capable of churning out 203 PS of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque.

Additionally, the Lexus UX300e comes with a more rigid platform and retuned shock absorbers. Also, it gets Active Sound Control, as the brand claims.

Inside the cabin, it gets signature Lexus cockpit and a centre console. The car comes with shift-by-wire technology, while the paddle shifters control regenerative braking with four different modes, just like the new Toyota RAV4 Prime.