Lexus UX (UX 200, UX 250h, 300e) Megathread

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ah, i did not see the 2nd gen part :).

I assume it will be dedicated platform similar to UX vehicle but called something else?
TBH, I haven't been digging the latest Lexus exterior and interior designs.

Best looking front would be the IS. Best looking interior would be on the UX, in terms of simplicity and symmetry. Saw a NX hybrid yesterday and the rear looks good for a CUV.

I don't know why people complain about the Model 3 looking like a soap bar. I think the exterior looks is pretty good. Almost Porsche-like except that flattened portion where grills usually reside. Rear is good but the C pillars look like jester's hat from behind.

The interior though haha. Not going to bother explaining.
 

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I envy Taiwan for having the IS300h and other Japanese car models but not for the car prices in that country haha. My FIL bought an X5 there and it was like $100,000 Canadian dollars.

I would love a 2UX BEV come to Canada. My wife likes the higher seating height on CUVs. She probably doesn't care about the cargo space most time and seating three adults and one tweener isn't going to be an issue, budget is haha.

I know it's soulless to many but at least it's more pocketbook-friendly haha.

A moderately equipped W223 S450L in Taiwan is equivalent to $215000 USD in price. You can probably get a loaded S580 Maybach or entry Astons / Bentleys with that amount of money. Srsly we are jealous of Americans only having to pay half the amount of what we have to pay for cars lol.
 

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A moderately equipped W223 S450L in Taiwan is equivalent to $215000 USD in price. You can probably get a loaded S580 Maybach or entry Astons / Bentleys with that amount of money. Srsly we are jealous of Americans only having to pay half the amount of what we have to pay for cars lol.
Oh, I didn't know you were from Taiwan. My in-laws are Taiwanese. Love the country. May even retire there.

I think based on foreign exchange, Canada is also pretty inexpensive when it comes to cars. Cars also expensive in Australia and NZ.

When we first immigrated to Vancouver, BC, my dad couldn't believe how cheap the cars here were.

People from HK, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, etc. were buying German and other luxury cars as they settled in Vancouver.
 

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The is how luxury compact cars should be made, same quality as the big ones. But Germans found out they could sell plastic, as long as it has the right badge. Can't hate on them after all, rather on the ignorant consumers.
 

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The is how luxury compact cars should be made, same quality as the big ones. But Germans found out they could sell plastic, as long as it has the right badge. Can't hate on them after all, rather on the ignorant consumers.
I don't mind hard plastics as long as the savings get put to good use -- more features or more performance.

Heck Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus is only a $1,700 Canadian dollar option.
 

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Something is fishy around the UX300e... Lexus intentionally avoid talking about it in the Newsroom when they announced the MY2023 UX:


Now, Lexus UK shows this:

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Here: https://www.lexus.co.uk/new-cars/ux-300e

Maybe some much needed technical update?

With the new bz4X and RZ450e this current 300e powertrain makes no sense as it's completely outdated.
 

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I assume the 1st gen UX is scheduled to end MY24, for a MY25 next gen "grainy shadows" pic