RZ 450e

THE FUTURE OF LEXUS ELECTRIFIED IS HERE

Introducing the first-ever fully electric Lexus, the RZ 450e. Where sustainability meets sleek lines and power, as only Lexus could imagine. This is the next chapter of electrified mobility.

European prototype vehicle shown. Some options and color combinations may not be available for Canadian market.

RZ 450e Reveal Video

Performance


THE FUTURE IS ALL-ELECTRIC

As the first globally available dedicated battery electric vehicle from Lexus, the new RZ marks the next step for the brand into a fully electrified future. The RZ 450e utilizes a dedicated battery electric platform to significantly evolve vehicle performance for an exhilarating drive. This Lexus-first platform offers high levels of stability and ride comfort by mounting the battery under the vehicle floor for a low center of gravity and moment of inertia.
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus
Lexus RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus

INTRODUCING eAXLE

The newly developed high-output electronic axle (eAxle) fully integrates the motor, transaxle, and inverter within a compact unit to benefit cruise range, spacious interior, and excellent design. The front eAxle is packaged with a short front/rear system layout, while the rear eAxle features a low-profile layout contributing to increased interior and cargo space.
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus

DIRECT4 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

DIRECT4, the core technology of Lexus Electrified, is an all-wheel drive system that achieves quick and linear response according to driver input. The DIRECT4 drive force distribution control uses vehicle wheel speed, acceleration, and steering angle sensor information to control front-to-rear drive force ratio distribution between 100:0 and 0:100. This contributes to improved start-up acceleration, handling stability, and low power consumption.

Design


A FORWARD-THINKING INTERIOR

The front cockpit’s design advances the human-centered philosophy of Lexus. Inspired by the tazuna reins favored by traditional Japanese equestrians, the steering wheel features switches that are precisely synced with the available Head-Up Display, creating a space where drivers can control various functions such as navigation, audio, and drive mode select while concentrating on driving.
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus

DESIGNING THE FUTURE

The exterior design expresses the seamless acceleration and dynamic torque-filled performance specific to electric vehicles. The signature Lexus spindle grille is replaced by a Spindle Body which focuses on aerodynamic efficiencies, optimized proportions, and style—versus serving the cooling and exhaust needs of an internal combustion engine. This styling evolution ushers in a new Lexus aesthetic and establishes a new design direction for future electrified offerings.
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus

SMARTER CABIN

Ambient interior illumination offers a rich experience while driving. The world's first Shadowy illumination changes the shade of light projected on to the door trim ornament when the doors are opened and closed, adding new flair to the interior space. In addition, the cabin of the RZ 450e features a panoramic roof which visually opens the space, while passenger comfort is improved by a highly efficient heating system featuring a Lexus-first radiant heater.

Technology


THE NEW SOUND OF LEXUS

Under the Lexus Electrified vision, Lexus engineers pursue the creation of expressive in-cabin sounds that convey the exhilaration of driving. The RZ 450e establishes a dialogue between car and driver by matching sound frequencies to the vehicle’s speed and sound levels during dynamic actions such as acceleration. The tone and acoustic transmission characteristics of the drivetrain’s sounds were tuned to ensure its pleasantness.
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus

LEXUS INTERFACE

The highly intuitive Lexus Interface connects you like never before. Among its available features, Intelligent Assistant* integration enables you to control most features with just your voice, and gets smarter over time. Cloud-based navigation* offers more accurate directions and can provide real-time route information. While Profiles allow different drivers to create personalized settings that can go from vehicle to vehicle.
RZ450e at Tony Graham Lexus

DIGITAL LATCH WITH SAFE EXIT ASSIST

Experience where intuitive meets protective. This intelligent innovation can help prevent the door from opening into traffic or cyclists, and then enable you to open it effortlessly only when conditions are determined to be clear.