Lexus, a renowned name in the luxury automotive industry, continues its journey towards electrification with the introduction of the all-new RZ battery-electric SUV. This remarkable vehicle marks another milestone in the Lexus Electrified Vision, showcasing the brand’s commitment to delivering a fully-electrified range of Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV luxury vehicles in Australia by 2030.
Luxury Redefined: Craftsmanship and Impeccable Build Quality
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the RZ embodies the exquisite takumi craftsmanship and flawless build quality that have become synonymous with the Lexus brand. Its cutting-edge electric powertrain features e-Axle electric motors and DIRECT4 all-wheel drive, combining a luxurious driving experience with zero exhaust emissions.
An Uncompromising Design: Lexus Driving Signature at Its Core
True to its legacy, the all-new RZ retains the signature Lexus elements that customers have grown to appreciate. The Lexus designers have strived to maintain exceptional luxury and dynamic driving faithful to the renowned Lexus Driving Signature. With the RZ, you get the perfect blend of a luxury SUV and a smooth, quiet, and eco-friendly battery-electric powertrain.
The Choice is Yours: Luxury and Sports Luxury Grades
The RZ offers two enticing grades for discerning customers. The 450e Luxury variant starts at an attractive price of $123,000 (plus on-road costs), while the flagship 450e Sports Luxury offers an elevated level of refinement for $135,000. Both variants are powered by a compact and efficient 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery, delivering 230kW of power and 435Nm of instant torque to all four wheels. With a remarkable driving range of 470km, the RZ ensures you can go the distance with confidence.
Performance and Charging Made Easy
The RZ’s electric powertrain combines instant torque and all-wheel traction, propelling the vehicle from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 5.3 seconds. Its top speed of 160km/h ensures thrilling performance on any road. Equipped with an 11kW on-board charger, the RZ can be recharged in approximately 6.5 hours when connected to a three-phase power supply. For a quick top-up, a 30-minute charge on a DC fast charger fills the battery to 80% capacity.
Driving Dynamics Redefined: e-TNGA Platform and DIRECT4
Built on the advanced e-TNGA platform designed exclusively for electric vehicles, the RZ achieves a low center of gravity, excellent handling balance, and a spacious wheelbase. The electric e-Axles, located at the front and rear of the vehicle, work in harmony with the Lexus DIRECT4 all-wheel-drive system, ensuring precise torque distribution to each wheel. This seamless integration provides a dynamic driving experience that responds faithfully to driver inputs.
Luxury Inside and Out: Exquisite Design and Generous Appointments
The RZ captivates with its stunning exterior design, highlighted by the prominent and iconic Lexus spindle grille that seamlessly extends through the vehicle body. Inside, both the Luxury and Sports Luxury grades offer a host of luxurious appointments. The Luxury grade includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear privacy glass, and an impressive multimedia display. The Sports Luxury grade adds 20-inch alloy wheels, acoustic glass, and a range of enhanced comfort features.
Connected and Assured: Lexus Connected Services and Safety Features
Lexus understands the importance of connectivity in the modern world. The RZ comes standard with Lexus Connected Services, keeping you seamlessly connected on every journey. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with a comprehensive range of Lexus Safety Sense+ features, providing peace of mind for both the driver and passengers.
Ownership Excellence: Premium Benefits and Complimentary Services
As a testament to its commitment to customer care, Lexus offers a range of ownership and lifestyle benefits with each RZ purchase. The Encore Platinum owner benefits program grants exclusive access to Lexus On Demand, allowing owners to experience different Lexus models throughout their subscription. Complimentary home charger installation, three years of complimentary charging with the Chargefox DC rapid charging network, and five years of capped-price servicing at $395 per service further enhance the ownership experience.
Embracing the Future: Lexus One Motion Grip System
Lexus continues to push boundaries with innovative technologies. In the near future, the RZ will introduce the state-of-the-art Lexus One Motion Grip system, featuring steer-by-wire technology and a groundbreaking yoke steering wheel system. This advanced electronic system provides precise steering inputs and feedback, eliminating the need to pass the steering wheel between hands.
The all-new 2023 Lexus RZ 450e presents a compelling blend of luxury, performance, and eco-consciousness. With its exceptional design, advanced electric powertrain, and renowned Lexus craftsmanship, it stands as a testament to Lexus’ unwavering commitment to redefine luxury in the realm of electric SUVs.