In the midst of the avalanche of news that Toyota has presented to us today we have been able to discover the first images of the Lexus RZ 450e 2022. Cousin brother of the Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X, will be based on the e-TNGA modular platform, developed specifically for electric vehicles.
As with these models, a long wheelbase and short overhangs help create a remarkably spacious and open cabin. We understand that it will have dimensions similar to those of both models already presented, with 4,690 mm long, 1,860 mm wide and 1,650 mm highor. The battle would be 2,850 mm.
As you can see, Lexus will give the model its own personal touch in terms of design and quality.
The new Lexus RZ 450e will be developed by Toyota Motor Corporation (TOYOTA) in partnership with Subaru Corporation (SUBARU), drawing on the specific skills and experience of each company. It will be presented in Europe in 2022, so the first units should not arrive until almost end of next year.
What’s under the hood of the 2022 Lexus RZ 450e?
Toyota and Subaru models will be offered with two mechanical options. In the case of Lexus, it is expected that they bet on the version with all-wheel drive, which thanks to two 80 kW motors each generates a maximum power of 217.5 hp Y 336 Nm of pair. The system offers the option of driving with a single pedal and the battery is water-cooled.
The high-density lithium ion battery has a capacity of 71.4 kWh, with which an autonomy of more than 450 km (WLTP). It has a heat pump for air conditioning and the battery can be charged to 80% in about 30 minutes with a system of 150 kW fast charge (CCS2).
Thanks to the incorporation of advanced technologies such as the exclusive motive force control system called DIRECT4, the RZ will provide incredible grip on the road and in corners, giving the driver a greater sense of confidence and control.
The DIRECT4 system dynamically controls the driving force of the wheels, constantly optimizing power delivery. This allows the RZ to seamlessly switch from front-wheel to rear-wheel drive or different all-wheel drive combinations in the blink of an eye. It will also be available with a address by wire of Vanguard.