Lexus to launch all-new electric RZ 450e on 20 April

5 Apr 2022

Japanese car maker Lexus will reveal its first bespoke electric car, a sleek performance crossover called the RZ 450e, on the 20 April.

The RZ – which was previewed last year when Toyota and Lexus unveiled 15 all-new electric car concepts – will use the same e-TNGA platform as Toyota’s recently launched bZ4X SUV. 

Photos of the RZ previously released as part of the brand's 2021 global sales data clearly show the new crossover, which is unchanged from the concept seen at the end of 2021, and shares many similarities with the bZ4X, along with styling cues from the Lexus NX.

Lexus says that the new RZ is ‘designed and engineered to set a new benchmark in terms of premium driving experience’. 

Commenting on Lexus’s electrified future, chief branding officer, Koji Sato said: “We will also accelerate the development of electric vehicles starting with the BEV exclusive model "RZ" in spring, we will release a series of new models that will accompany the lifestyles of a variety of customers."


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