2023 Lexus RZ EV price and specs: Full info for EQC, GV60, iX3 electric SUV alternative
- RZ EV priced from $123,000
- Two models, one battery size, AWD only
- Up to 470km driving range, home charger included
The Lexus RZ is the Japanese luxury brand’s first dedicated electric SUV arriving in Australia from May.
Priced from $123,000 to $135,000 before on-road costs, the RZ EV provides up to 470km of estimated driving range on the lenient NEDC cycle featuring a new spindle grille design, large 14-inch touchscreen, and adopts the dedicated e-TNGA EV platform shared with the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Soltera SUVs.
It’s worth noting that the 18- and 20-inch alloy wheels do have a significant range claim difference overseas, which the local arm didn’t detail.
However, it did confirm that it intends to offer its steer-by-wire yoke steering wheel as an option later on.
Pictured: Optional yoke steering wheel available later
The RZ is eligible for select Australian electric car incentives, excluding the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for company fleets and novated leases.
The Lexus electric car boasts 11kW AC and 150kW DC charging capabilities via its Type 2/CCS2 port positioned at the front-left quarter side.
The Lexus RZ EV directly competes with the Genesis GV60, Electrified GV70, BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQC, as well as cheaper alternatives such as the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volvo C40 Recharge electric cars.
Lexus RZ Key Specs
Lexus RZ Price and Models
RZ 450e Luxury price: $123,000 before on-road costs
|Battery||64kWh usable battery|
|Exterior||18-inch alloy wheels|
|LED headlights with auto-levelling and washers|
|Rear privacy glass|
|Heated, auto-dimming wing mirrors|
|Interior||NuLuxe synthetic leather trim|
|Eight-way driver and front passenger electrically adjustable seats|
|Two-way driver seat electrically adjustable lumbar|
|Heated front seats|
|Technology||14-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto|
|Three-year Lexus Connected Services|
|Driver instrument display|
|Qi wireless charging pad|
|Five USB-C charging ports|
|10-speaker Panasonic audio|
|Safety assist||Front auto emergency braking with car/pedestrian/cyclist/intersection detection|
|Lane departure and centring assist|
|Rear cross-traffic alert|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Driver attention monitoring|
|Safe exit assist via e-latch door handles|
RZ 450e Sports Luxury price: $135,000 before on-road costs
Sports Luxury adds:
|Exterior||20-inch alloy wheels|
|Adaptive LED high beam headlights|
|Cornering function for LED headlights|
|Ventilated front seats|
|Three-position driver seat memory|
|Energy-saving radiant heating for front occupants|
|Heated steering wheel|
|Touch-sensitive steering wheel buttons|
|Heated outer rear seats|
|Electrochromatic dimming panoramic glass roof|
|13-speaker Mark Levison audio|
|Automatic parking assist|
Lexus RZ Options
- Exterior paint – $TBA
- Two-tone exterior paint – $TBA
- Yoke steering wheel – coming soon
Lexus RZ Warranty and Servicing
The Lexus electric SUV comes with a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and a long 10-year, unlimited kilometre battery warranty – provided you service it with Lexus (otherwise it’s five-years only).
Overseas, Lexus claims the battery pack will retain 90 per cent of its health after 10 years of use – but degradation isn’t covered in Australia.
The RZ benefits from the Lexus Encore Electrified Platinum program, which includes the installation of a single-phase ABB 7kW AC wall charger via Jet Charge, internet-connected services, mobile app function, three-years free Chargefox public charging, and limited redemptions for its on-demand rental service and valet parking.
Roadside assistance, servicing loan cars, and capped-price servicing are covered for the first five years.
Lexus Australia hasn’t detailed servicing schedules and costs yet.
Lexus RZ Spec Comparison
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