- Lexus RZ electric car 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 ground-up electric SUV.
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 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: Range, Charging and Size
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
Lexus RZ FAQs
Datawrappers by Danny Thai
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