The veryfirst Lexus EV offered in the United States will be a crossover SUV called the RZ, the carmanufacturer verified Thursday.
The RZ is due to showup in the U.S. in 2022, mostlikely as a 2023 design, as is anticipated to be badged as the RZ 450e in this market. That corresponds to how Lexus has typically utilized the lowercase “h” for hybrids.
A trio of teaser images programs some style aspects that appear to have brought over from LZ-F Electrified principle revealed in March, however with a more upright and SUV-like profile.
Lexus didn’t deal any technical information, however the RX might usage the exactsame e-TNGA platform as the 2023 Toyota BZ4X and 2023 Subaru Solterra twins. That would make it a smallersized crossover, comparable in size to the present Lexus NX.
Teaser for Lexus RZ debuting in 2022
Lexus momsanddad Toyota formerly suggested that the high-end brandname’s EVs will deal more efficiency and variety than Toyota-badged designs, which will focus on cost.
The RZ won’t be the veryfirst production Lexus EV, however will be the veryfirst readilyavailable on these coasts. Lexus currently uses a totally electrical UX300e in Europe, however there are no prepares to bring it to the U.S.
Last year, Lexus likewise revealed prepares for the arrival of its veryfirst plug-in hybrid lateron in 2021—a variation of the NX crossover. The NX was revamped for the 2022 design year, keeping the choice of a hybrid powertrain from the previous generation.