Toyota is investing in advanced electrics

Toyota is investing in advanced electrics


After presenting two 100% electric vehicles, the Toyota group announces the Lexus RZ which will be a premium electric SUV.

Toyota and Lexus have been hybrid pioneers since the end of the 1990s. However, even if these brands have good experience in the electrification of their vehicles, they did not have an all-electric solution.

At the level of its silhouette that Lexus allows you to see in this press release, the RZ looks very similar to the Toyota BZ4X (which is available for presentation on Abcateur.fr) and the Subaru Solterra. This family resemblance suggests that all three will rest on the same platform. Which is not surprising because Toyota already had a tendency to change their style under Lexus, as evidenced by the Toyota Altezza which has become the first generation Lexus IS.

In terms of performance, due to its higher position we can expect it to be more powerful than its cousins ​​who have already announced their 217 horse power. Lexus has not yet communicated about this step but we can expect more than 300 horse power and 4 wheel drive as usual, unlike the other two. However, the range should not be too different from the BZ4X which advertises 450km because it is based on the same e-TNGA platform.

The RZ is expected to go on sale from the second half of 2022.


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