Competes with: Audi E-Tron, Tesla Model Y, Toyota bZ4X, Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin
Looks like: An electrified RX
Powertrains: Dual electric motors with a 71.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack; AWD
Hits dealerships: Late 2022
Lexus has revealed its first all-electric vehicle, the 2023 RZ 450e SUV. While the luxury automaker did not beat its parent company to the all-electric punch — the Toyota bZ4X is currently on sale — the new RZ aims to be a comfortable and practical alternative for luxury EV shoppers. The 2023 RZ shares a platform with the bZ4X but offers more conventional styling that aligns with Lexus’ current SUVs.
Lexus’ newest SUV comes with standard dual electric motors that use the brand’s new Direct4 all-wheel-drive technology. Other highlights for Lexus’ first EV include a spacious interior, user-friendly tech and a Lexus-estimated 225-mile range. Some key details remain under wraps, however: The RZ’s power and torque outputs and charging times are unknown.