Lexus RZ 450e RZ battery-electric SUV

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The first ever RZ battery-electric SUV built on a dedicated electric vehicle platform will be launched in South Africa in the first quarter of 2024. 

Powered by an efficient 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery producing 230kW of power and 435Nm of instant torque to all four wheels. A full charge will provide a driving range of 400 km. The all-new electric powertrain with e-Axle electric motors and DIRECT4 all-wheel drive adds to the renowned Lexus electric driving qualities including zero exhaust emissions.

The Lexus designers ensure the all-new RZ maintains the Lexus benchmarks of exceptional luxury and dynamic driving abilities. The instant torque and all-wheel traction allows the RZ to sprint from 0 – 100km/h in just 5.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 160 km/h.

The specially built e-TNGA platform designed exclusively for electric vehicles provides a low center of gravity, excellent handling, and long wheelbase. A pair of electric e-Axles are mounted at the front and rear of the RZ, each comprising a motor, gearing and Power Control Unit to calculate and instantly distribute infinitely variable power to each individual wheel.  The e-Axles operate in harmony with the Lexus DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system contributing to improved driving response inspiring confidence in the cars ability.

Lastly the RZ brings the latest design style with the trademark Lexus spindle grille which has been enlarged and projects confidence in the brand.


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