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Lexus UX300e 2023: larger battery to increase range by up to 200km


The UX300e now has a better electric range than before thanks to a larger 64kWh usable battery pack

Lexus Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its 2023 UX300e small electric SUV.

The brand has confirmed that the updated UX300e will feature a larger battery pack than before, with the model now using a 64kWh usable battery pack. 

This is a significant 34 percent increase from the last version of the car which had just 45kWh usable capacity and a WLTP range of 305km. 

2023 Lexus UX300e Sports Luxury charging
The new 2023 Lexus UX300e Sports Luxury plugged in

Although Lexus claims an electric NEDC range of 560km,  a more realistic WLTP figure has not been claimed. According to overseas data, the range of the updated 2023 UX300e is  440km (WLTP). 

Entry pricing will start from $79,990 before on-road costs for the Luxury and $88,490 before on-road costs for the top-spec Sports Luxury, the latter of which is slightly more expensive than before. 

The UX300e is not a dedicated EV, and is instead based on the Toyota TNGA-C platform that also underpins the current Toyota Corolla and Corolla Cross small SUV. 

2023 Lexus UX300e Sports Luxury
This is the 2023 Lexus UX300e Sports Luxury variant

The Lexus small electric SUV uses a front-mounted electric motor to produce 150kW/300Nm

What’s changed for the Lexus UX300e in 2023?

Not only has the UX300e been bolstered in terms of battery capacity, but it has also seen improvements to software and technologies in the interior. 

A new 12.3-inch touchscreen runs Lexus’ latest software also found in the UX200 and UX250h. 

2023 Lexus UX300e Luxury white charging
Lexus says that electric range has been been boosted thanks to a larger battery

Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto works with this system, as well as digital radio, satellite navigation and a Mark Levinson premium sound system. 

Standard specification for the EV model 

For the Luxury spec UX300e, owners will receive:

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless phone charging 
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Nulux synthetic leather upholstery 
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with self levelling 
2021 Lexus UX300e charging coloured background
The outgoing 2021 Lexus UX300e, for reference

The Sports Luxury grade adds:

  • Largely 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-accented upholstery 
  • Moonroof
  • Head-up display
  • 360-degree camera
  • Adaptive high beam

With the purchase of every UX300e electric car, Lexus also adds complementary Encore Platinum benefits which includes free home charger installation, access to the Chargefox charging network, Lexus on-demand and valet parking at shopping centres. 

2023 Lexus UX300e Luxury white
The new Lexus UX300e is now in Australian showrooms

Lexus UX300e 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Luxury: $79,990
  • Sports Luxury: $88,490 (+$825)