2023 Lexus RZ Preview
Lexus and Toyota have been slower to the electric vehicle (EV) game than many competitors and have instead focused on hybrids and plug-in hybrids. However, things have changed, and both brands are now on board. Earlier this year, Toyota announced the bZ4X, a new EV developed in conjunction with Subaru. Now, it’s Lexus’ turn. Later this year, the automaker will release its first dedicated EV, the RZ 450e.
The RZ shares its underpinnings with the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra but takes the concept in a more upscale direction. It features sharper exterior styling, an airy and open interior, and modest range estimates. The crossover SUV will get a new infotainment system and a unique new all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that uses the dual-motor setup to offer power distribution between the two axles.