Lexus introduced a new engine for the UX model. 300h has so far been introduced in America.
The Lexus car company has published news on the American market about the UX model for the 2025 model year. Under its hood, the 300h engine will look new. But do not confuse it with the designation 300h, which has, for example, the ES model with a 2.5-liter engine. The UX 300h has a two-liter with the fifth generation of the hybrid system, supplemented by two motor-generators, connected to the e-CVT transmission. The combined output of the devices is 200 horsepower.
The novelty is not just about higher performance. The UX 300h has a new lighter battery stored under the rear seats, specifically a lithium-ion battery, while the European version of the UX 250h has a nickel-metal hydride battery. Lexus also mentions shift-by-wire technology, i.e. a purely electric shift that is faster than a mechanical one. The E-Four all-wheel drive can also be part of the package.
In America, the novelty will be available in several trims, including the sporty F Sport and its derivative F Sport Handling. As with us, the 250h is currently the only motorization on the American market, this will complement the basic hybrid. A version with a purely combustion engine without hybrid assistance used to be on sale in America.