2025 Lexus UX 300h: More Power, Increased Efficiency

Lexus: New-Gen Hybrid Powertrain by Toyota

In the year 2025, Lexus launched the UX 300h worldwide – heralding a new era in which the renowned carmaker adopted its fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5). Going up from the UX 250h, the UX 300h comes with enhanced standard tech and features, plus more impressive power and greater efficiency.

Deep within the UX 300h there remains a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with an all-new hybrid transaxle, containing two electric motors (one for each axle). This arrangement elevates the energy output from 181 hp to 196 hp, as observed in the Corolla Cross Hybrid. The performance enhancement is supplemented with the replacement of the traditional nickel-metal hydride battery by the latest lithium-ion one.

The rejuvenated powertrain has enhanced the pickup of the crossover, and it can now zap from 0-60 mph in 8.0 seconds with front-wheel drive (7.9 seconds if AWD is selected), which represents an improvement of 0.4 seconds on the former model. Lexus has gauged a united fuel economy classification of 43 mpg for FWD variants – marginally increasing on the UX250h’s 42 mpg tally. The UX 300h AWD carries a manufacturer-estimated gas mileage of 41 mpg.

Visually, the UX 300h is a sight to behold with its alluring Copper Crest paint choice available in Base, Premium, and F Sport trims. Additionally, 18-inch alloy wheels with varying finishes are installed as standard on each trim – these are further complimented by run-flat tires.

It’s predominantly the same features on the interior, apart from the new configuration of buttons along the door panels complete with chrome detailing. Topping the trims is the Premium and F Sport with a much bigger 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, while the base model retains the 7-inch monitor. The Lexus Interface touchscreen shows 12.3 inches in its highest grade F Sport and 8 inches for the other editions.

The UX 300h likewise imitates the latest Lexus Safety System+ 3.0. The grouping of security highlights incorporates All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Identification, Road Sign Assist, Proactive Driving Help, and Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assistance. There’s also the Safe Exit Alert that functions similarly to the Mustang’s Exit Alert, granting riders a more secure departure both for themselves and any passersby or cyclists in the area.

The costing for the Lexus UX 300h will be known nearer to when it debuts in each market. CarBuzz has already verified that it will arrive in America, however since Lexus is already introducing its 2024 UX 250h model, we can anticipate that the more advanced and productive UX 300h may hit the roads during the later section of 2021 as a 2025 model.

As mentioned, the UX is the first Lexus to be fitted with the fifth-generation Toyota hybrid system; larger vehicles like the Lexus NX are expected to adopt this configuration but with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder, which can be found in the new Camry Hybrid.

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