Lexus is to present their latest works at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. The luxurious brand shows its first production BEV model - UX 300e and the stunning concept - LF-30 Electrified. Additionally, a convertible version of the flagship LC 500 will be presented. Lexus has already shown their vision for electrifying the future at the Kenshiki media forum in Amsterdam this week.
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The first fully electric model of Lexus will be the UX 300e. As a part of the compact-SUV segment, the look of the new UX model is kept masculine and strong, with a focus on the performance potential of the new electric platform. Equipped with a high-output electric motor, the UX 300e provides fast acceleration from 0 to 100km/h for 7,5 sec. The high-capacity batteries hidden under the vehicle's floor ensures a low centre of gravity for excellent driving performance. The optimal urban driving range is estimated to a 400km in the correlated NEDC cycle, which corresponds to more than 300km in the WLTP cycle. The new UX 300e offers the naturally quiet EV's driving combined with the latest safety technologies to reduce driver's stress and to provide a safe and comfortable driving experience. The functionality of the compact SUV is also notable. The central console offers the shift-by-wire technology for more simplicity of the interior. Different charging options are available for the fully-electric vehicle. The launch of UX 300 e is scheduled for late 2020 for Europe, as fro the UK it will arrive at the beginning of 2021.
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Lexus LF-30 Electrified is an amazing concept study, showing the advantages of smart electrifying technologies. Redefined luxury and innovative solutions are combined to result in this stunning vehicle. The futuristic design of the concept vehicle keeps the traditional Lexus' forms and transforms them into a modern look. The elegant flowing front section is steadily transformed into a linear sharp rear part. The wing-shaped headlights are the accent of the front fascia. The interior implements a new Tazuna concept inspired by the unity between the horse and the rider. It simplifies the operation of different functionalities offering gesture control and augmented reality. Latest technology pack and the autonomous driving functions included in Tazuna cockpit ensure joyful driving, excellent performance and easy handling. The luxuriousness of the interior is underlined by the used high-quality materials like Yakisugi (charred cedar), recycled metal fibres and the gesture-controlled SkyGate display window above the passengers' heads. The SkyGate is a glass roof implementing augmented reality to provide more comfort and to enhance the experience of the occupants. The LF-30 Electrified dynamics marks a big step forward into the world of electromobility. The in-wheel electric motors and the low centre of gravity guarantee a high-level driving experience and performance. The integrated motor control technology allows independent control of the rear and front wheel. In this way, depending on road and weather conditions, the vehicle may act as a rear and all-wheel-drive car. Being a next-gen BEV, the simplified charging technology is not a surprise. In terms of performance, we should mention the amazing acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.8sec and the top speed of 199km/h. The maximum power output of LF-30 Electrified is calculated to 536hp, while its torque could reach 700Nm. Representing the Lexus' vision of the future, the beautiful vehicle is expected to be launched no sooner than 2030.
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The only conventional vehicle of Lexus, which will debut at this year's GIMS, will be the LC 500 Convertible. Build on the same platform as the Coupe version of the model, it keeps the excellent aerodynamics, beauty and sporty silhouette of the flagship. The soft-top roof adds more charm emphasising car's low and wide stance. The body structure of the Convertible version implements appropriate luggage space, comfortable interior and light-weight construction. The beating heart of the elegant LC 500 Convertible is the naturally aspirated V8 engine with a volume of 5.0-litre, mated to Lexus' 10-speed automatic gearbox. Smooth acceleration and the mounted sound generator, push the limits when the driver desires nad the occasion permits.
Lexus is hosting three European premieres at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show showing its latest works on soon-to-be-launched products and their vision for the future of electromobility. The luxury brand will be located in Hall 4 of Palexpo centre, on booth 4211. For those, who are not going on place, the Lexus' digital press conference presentation will be available on 3rd and 4th March 2020.
Author: Danny Stoyanova