The battery electrical SUV Lexus RZ 450e lately arrived in Australia following its launch in the USA. The Lexus RZ is anticipated to assist Toyota obtain its EV gross sales aim for 2026.
Lexus’s newest battery electrical automobile (BEV) follows the UX 300e launched in 2021. The Lexus RZ options an all-new electrical powertrain with e-Axle electrical motors. Lexus claims that the RZ 450e’s DIRECT4 all-wheel drive applies the corporate’s luxurious ‘Takumi’ craftsmanship and high quality to the automobile.
Takumi is the traditional Japanese time period which means artisan. It might additionally check with a craftsperson with unequalled experience in a particular area. Lexus has utilized takumi-level craftsmanship to the all-electric RZ 450e.
“Lexus designers have labored to make sure the all-new RZ maintains the well-known Lexus benchmarks of remarkable luxurious and dynamic driving trustworthy to the Lexus Driving Signature,” commented John Pappas, the Chief Government of Lexus Australia. “The RZ is the best automobile for these wanting a luxurious SUV evoking the sensation of Lexus driving with the addition of a clean and quiet battery-electric powertrain.”
Lexus Australia launched the RZ in two variants, the 450e Luxurious, and the 450e Sports activities Luxurious. The bottom Lexus RZ 450e Luxurious begins at $123,000 (USD $81,313), together with on-road prices, whereas the 450e Sporty Luxurious variant begins at $135,000 (USD $89,243). The posh automaker additionally presents an RZ 450e Sports activities Luxurious with a two-tone end for $139,200 (USD $92,344). Lexus launched the RZ 450e in the USA earlier this yr. Within the US, the Lexus RZ base mannequin has a beginning worth of $59,560.
Each variants are powered by a 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with an estimated driving vary of 470 km (292 miles). The 450e Luxurious and 450e Sport Luxurious deploy 230 kW of energy and 435 Nm of prompt torque to all wheels.
Lexus’ dad or mum firm Toyota expects to promote 200,000 BEV models by 2024 with assist from BZ3 and RZ 450e gross sales. The RZ is Lexus’ first battery electrical automobile for the worldwide markets and will assist outline Toyota’s future within the vehicle business transitioning to BEVs.