Lexus has been teasing its first global EV over the past few months and now the all-electric SUV is being fully revealed with the launch of the 2023 RZ 450e. The SUV evolves the design language seen in the current generation RX while both further modernizing that styling and complementing its electric architecture. What used to be the spindle grille is now called the BEV Spindle Body, rethinking what used to be their signature grille into a design element that focuses on aerodynamics over the needs of cooling a traditional gas-powered engine.
Built on the e-TNGA platform that's also used by Toyota and Subaru in their electric SUVs, the RZ features a DIRECT4 all-wheel-drive system, up to 225 miles of range, DIRECT4 distribution control, a high-output electronic axle, and this can all be paired with the brand's first Steer by Wire system, which will be an option in the near future. The spacious interior will be offered with Ultrasuede upholstery and it's packed with all the brand's latest tech such as an electrochromic roof, a 14" touchscreen, and their Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 advanced safety technologies.
The Lexus RZ 450e will go on sale later this year.