Lexus ushers in the future of electrification with the all-new, all-electric Lexus RZ 450e, the brand's first globally available, purpose-built battery-electric vehicle (BEV) that combines dynamic driving experience and unique design with a focus on performance. Built on the innovative e-TNGA platform, the RZ boasts an array of standard features, including the LSS+ 3.0, Lexus Interface with a 14-inch touchscreen, DIRECT4 AWD, a panorama glass roof, and Shadow Illumination to highlight the spacious interior. The RZ is available in two grades, Premium and Luxury, with a starting MSRP of $59,650 (including DPH), positioning Lexus closer to achieving its goal of a sustainable global society with a 100% BEV offering by 2035.
The RZ 450e's impressive driving performance is supported by the lightweight e-TNGA steel platform, which offers enhanced stability and ride comfort through optimal mass placement and high body rigidity. This is achieved by employing high-tensile steel panels, an aluminum hood, and innovative technologies like Laser Screw Welding and Laser Peening. The 96-cell lithium-ion battery pack, developed by Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), is mounted under the vehicle floor, resulting in a low center of gravity and inertia movement. The RZ 450e also utilizes the DIRECT4 AWD system, which optimizes drive force, traction, and posture control to deliver a thrilling driving experience. With a total system horsepower rating of 308 and a manufacturer-estimated 0-60 acceleration time of 5.0 seconds, the RZ is set to electrify the roads and revolutionize the future of Lexus vehicles.