Lexus RZ 450e electric SUV teased again ahead of April 20 debut

The upcoming Lexus RZ 450e electric SUV will use a model of Toyota’s dual-motor electric powertrain discovered on the bZ4X.

By : HT Auto Desk
Updated on:
19 Apr 2022, 08:19 AM

Lexus RZ electric SUV
Lexus RZ electric SUV

Lexus is gearing as much as launch its first EV – RZ 450e – on April 20 and the carmaker has as soon as again teased the mannequin on its official web site. The picture focuses on the mannequin’s rear finish and taillights, additionally giving a glimpse of the aspect profile. Though there is not a lot data offered by Lexus in regards to the mannequin in the mean time, it merely confirms that all the pieces is prepared for the scheduled debut.

The Lexus RZ seems to be like a posher and extra premium model of the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra electric autos. As seen on the beforehand teased photographs, the Lexus model will get a extra dramatic exterior look, highlighted by the spindle grille with a closed-off design. The mannequin options sharp-edged headlights on all sides that contact the middle part of the fascia and above them sits a closely creased hood.

(Also learn | Lexus India backs carbon-based taxation system to advertise electrification)

The Lexus RZ electric automobile will even get a yoke steering wheel, just like those seen inside Tesla’s Model S Plaid or Model X. Yoke wheels drive the drivers to maintain their palms on the so-called 9 and three o’clock position, which specialists say has benefits if a big airbag deploys. Yoke steering wheel additionally claims to assist drivers get a superb view of the devices.

The upcoming electric SUV will get an enormous touchscreen and a centre console clad in premium high quality materials on the within. As the company’s first devoted electric automobile, Lexus RZ might be launched in 450e variant initially, and can use a model of Toyota’s dual-motor electric powertrain discovered on the bZ4X. The engine churns an output of 215 horsepower (160 kilowatts), although the height energy might be barely larger within the Lexus.

Lexus goals to grow to be a pure electric automobile model by 2035. Until then, the company intends to proceed introducing autos with combustion engines or hybrids.

First Published Date: 19 Apr 2022, 08:17 AM IST

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