After a long promotional campaign, the Japanese carmaker Lexus unveiled its first all-electric model, the RZ 450e. It will be powered by two electric motors with a total power of 313 hp and 435 Nm of torque. The package will include a 71.4 kWh battery, which offers a maximum range of over 400 kilometers.
Lexus RZ 450e comes with less plastic on the outside
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The new RZ 450e was developed on the same e-TNGA architecture used by Toyota bZ4x and Subaru Solterra. The Lexus model comes with a number of improvements. First of all, it is about a different design, premium features, a more powerful powertrain and all-wheel drive system.
From an aesthetic point of view, we knew from the images published in the last weeks what to expect. The proportions are about the same as for bZ4x and Solterra. Instead, all Lexus body panels are new, giving the car a more streamlined silhouette and a sleeker look.
The new Lexus RZ 450e uses fewer plastic elements on the outside. The headlights have been redesigned, the grille is completely closed, and the roof, uprights and side mirrors are finished in glossy black.
Also on the back are the very sloping rear view mirror, the “ducktail” spoiler integrated in the tailgate, the LED light strip and the vertical air intakes housed by the spoiler. In addition, instead of the usual logo, the manufacturer’s name is now written.
Two electric motors, 313 hp and a range of 362 km
Inside, the new model comes with a compact instrument panel and a 14-inch touch screen for the multimedia system. A digital central rearview mirror is also provided. The steering wheel, similar to the one on the Tesla Model X, is available as an option.
A panoramic glass ceiling can also be ordered as an option. It can change color to protect the interior from the sun’s rays. In addition, the driver and the passenger on the right will have a special knee warm-up system.
The RZ 450e is the first Lexus model to offer Japan’s new Direct4 all-wheel drive system. The electronic system can change the torque distribution to the two axes from 0 to 100% in just a few milliseconds.
The two engines that the Lexus RZ 450e is equipped with together develop 313 hp, 96 “horsepower” more than the Toyota bZ4x. The package also includes a battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh, which offers a range of up to 362 kilometers with a single charge.
The commercial debut of the Lexus RZ 450e is scheduled for the end of this year. Online bookings have already opened in some markets.
Source: Promotor by www.promotor.ro.
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