The new Lexus RZ 450e all-electric SUV offers a driving range of around 362 km on one charge with 71.4 kWh battery
Lexus revealed its all-new and all-electric crossover SUV, 2023 Lexus RZ 450e that offers driving range of 225 mile in one charge with a 71.4 kWh battery. The new SUV is expected to come with Direct4, which is the new all-wheel-drive system of the new EV that calibrates distribution of weight automatically on all four wheels that improves start-up acceleration, handles stability and offers low consumption of power. The underbody e-TNGA platform DNA of new RZ 450e has lot of similarities with Toyota’s BZ4X and Subary Solterra.
The new SUV consists a smooth interior including a 14 inch touchscreen as well as a panoramic sunroof that goes from the front seats to the back seats. As reported by the company, the vehicle will be sold in the U.S. for one year with normal wheel, then the yoke that was shown in the first teaser of the car will be offered as an option with Steer by Wire, which is feature replacing mechanical steering with electronic controls. The cost of the new RZ is not yet revealed by Lexus, however, the vehicles is expected to cost some more than US$ 42000 BZ4X electric SUV of Toyota.
Compared other electric SUVs, the new RZ lacks a bit on range with its 225 mile range, as the 2022 BMW iX M60 offers range of 280 miles on one charge, and the 2022 Tesla Model X covers around 333 miles. However, the new RZ compared to the US$ 51, 700 Volvo XC40 Recharge is better in driving range as the Volvo gives up to 223 miles on a single charge. The Lexus is expected to launch the new RX later this year as the model appears into showroom in competition with Tesla Model Y, Polestar 2, and Genesis GV60.