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New 2023 Lexus RZ 450e Electric SUV: Launch Date, Price, Specs,Interior

Lexus RZ 450e Electric SUV

Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus has announced it’s brand new Lexus RZ 450e Electric SUV car globally. Lexus RZ 450e is the first electric sports utility vehicle powered by batteries made by the Japanese marque.

It serves as the frontrunner for Lexus’s brand new line of high-end and highly dynamically designed EVs. It is built on Toyota’s unique EV technology, the e-TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform.

In this article we’ll discuss about the brand new Lexus RZ 450e Electric SUV specifications, price, range, design, interior and more. Keep reading for further details.

Highlights

  • This SUV comes with yoke-style steering
  • From 0 to 100kph from 0-100kph in 5.6sec and a top speed of 160 kmph
  • The all-electric SUV claims to provide a range of 450 km on a single charge

Lexus RZ 450e Specs

The latest Lexus RZ 450e comes with dual motors and comes with the brand-new Direct4 all-wheel-drive system. It permits torque transfer among the two axles.

The front axle motor puts out 201bhp, and the rear motor is 107bhp more. This lets the RZ 450e transmit up to 100% of its output in any direction controlled by various sensors that monitor the angle, steering, g forces and speed, among other things.

Lexus RZ 450e

The final power output of the new RZ the 450e engine is 308bhp and 435Nm of maximum torque. This lets the RZ 450e go from 0-100km/h within 5.6 seconds before achieving its top speed at 160 km/h.

The power source for the RZ comes from 71.4kWh battery pack. Lexus RZ 450e Electric SUV claims to give an optimum cruising range of 450 kilometres according to J-WLTC standards for testing.

Also Read: Nissan Ariya Full-Electric SUV Price

Lexus hasn’t revealed the charging time for the brand new battery yet. But it is likely to come with precisely the 150kW DC configuration found in Toyota bZ4x SUV and shares the e-TNGA E-EV platform.

Lexus Rz 450e Design

Lexus’s internal combustion models are renowned for its “Spindle grille” design. But the latest RZ differs from the norm, with the front portion of the grille being closed off since an EV has less cooling requirements than its IC counterparts.

The new design language is known as Spindle Body. The spindle’s section is closed off, making the front of the car an elongated look that emphasizes the lower part of the bumper.

Lexus Rz 450e Design

Its sides on the brand new Lexus RZ feature blacked-out C-pillars, which give the electric vehicle an open-air roof. Additionally, based on the purchaser’s choice, you can see chunky 18 to 20 inches of alloy wheels.

The latest Lexus RZ rear part features a gently sloped rear windscreen and a small spoiler for the boot lip component. The slim LED taillight is similar to the taillight on the LF-Z concept earlier this year.

Dimension

Regarding the style, the Lexus RZ 450e has sleek and stylish elements similar to models from Lexus. In addition, the size of the electric SUV is believed to be comparable to Lexus’s current NX crossover. It is 4,805 millimetres long, 1895 millimetres wide, 1 635 millimetres in height, and comes with an 850-mm wheelbase.

Colours

For exterior colours, the RZ will come with five colours, including “Ether.” The crossover EV will also come with the option of a bi-tone scheme.

Lexus RZ 450e Interior

Lexus RZ 450e Interior

The newly designed Lexus RZ and a set of displays greet you to enhance forward vision and reduce distractions. These displays are curved around the driver and feature an impressive 14.0-inch touchscreen used for the infotainment system. The RZ also comes with an up-to-date display.

The same ethos can be seen similar to the 2nd-generation NX crossover. That features a 14-inch infotainment panel along with the head-up display and the instrument binnacle strategically placed to increase the forward view and reduce the forward distraction.

The cabin is minimalist in general, with most features controlled using the touchscreen instead of physical buttons. Also the rotary drive selector instead of a traditional gear shifter.

The most noticeable feature in the minimalist style of the interiors of the Lexus RZ 450e is the optional ‘yoke’ butterfly steering wheel. The manufacturer expects one out of four owners to select.

Lexus RZ 450e 'yoke' steering

The yoke steering wheel can rotate between the lock and lock only 300 degrees. So that RZ driver will not have to make a hand-over-hand turn.

In a statement, Takashi Watanabe, Chief Engineer, Lexus Electrified, Lexus International stated, “The RZ has been created with the goal to create a unique Lexus BEV that feels secure to ride in, feels pleasant to touch and exhilarating to drive. As we transitioned towards BEV we aimed for an innovative design that is practical simplicity, incorporating the development in the grille for spindles, which is now the brand new Lexus spindle body design and a cockpit area that incorporates the concept of tazuna, which is focused on driver-driven operations. Our goal is to tackle our mission of providing our customers with new experiences as well as an exclusive BEV-specific driving experience.”

Lexus RZ 450e Price In India

Lexus hasn’t released its 2023 Lexus RZ 450e price range yet. The company did say that Lexus offers the RZ450e in both standard and F Sport trims. The tentative price for the new Lexus RZ 450e will be 37.98 Lakh.

Lexus RZ 450e Launch Date

Lexus RZ 450e, the first electric car produced by the Japanese manufacturer, has been revealed ahead of its official launch on April 20.

Final Words

The brand new Lexus RZ 450e Electric SUV is a glimpse into Lexus’s future of electric power. While the leading company Toyota has came up with Hydrogen technology, the electrical future for Lexus is powered by batteries.

The Chief Engineer of Lexus International, stated, “We believe that Lexus, an established luxury automaker, should continue pursuing the creation of exciting cars while respecting nature and the global environment to achieve a carbon-neutral society.”

The upcoming RZ is something to be believed that this battery-electric future for Lexus appears to be extremely promising.

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