2023 Lexus RZ. Lexus released the first photographs of the forthcoming RZ electric crossover a few days ago. The new Lexus RZ 2023 appears to be similar to the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra vehicles. The RZ will most likely feature a more opulent interior to match the model. Furthermore, the RZ will very certainly feature a more powerful engine than the aforementioned variant.
We expect RZ to use the RZ450e designation, which indicates more than 400 horsepower in total, thanks to the two-motor variant. We think Lexus will also use all-wheel drive as standard and at least an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Lexus RZ Design
The upcoming Lexus RZ 2023 teaser image reveals an entirely new design language for the manufacturer. As far as we know, the first electric Lexus models will likely use the new e-TNGA electric vehicle platform, which is already used in models such as the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra.
Thanks to its unique design, the RZ has a sharp-edged nose and ultra-slim LED headlights. The rear doors are larger on the RZ, compared to the bZ4X, which indicates that the RZ is a much taller car. At the rear, this SUV model features unique taillights, similar to those seen on the Jaguar F-Pace.
2023 Lexus RZ Interior
At the moment, the manufacturer has not revealed any information regarding the interior of the Lexus RZ 2023. From what we have heard, the upcoming electric SUV will be no less comfortable than the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra models. So we expected very supportive seats and plenty of room for five passengers.
New infotainment is also possible and, as the RX, expect the same simulated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic dual-zone climate control. The infotainment system will support Apple CarPlay / Android Auto smartphone integration, and possibly compatibility with Amazon Alexa. As for safety features, the new 2023 Lexus RZ will include collision warning, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
2023 Lexus RZ Engine
The highly anticipated Lexus RZ 2023 is an all-electric SUV that will feature two all-wheel drive motors. The company has stated that the new engine will be called Direct4 and will produce 201 horsepower on the front and rear axles. Thanks to that, we can calculate that the RZ450e can produce roughly 350 or 400 horsepower in total.
2023 Lexus RZ Release Date And Price
The new 2023 Lexus RZ will go on sale sometime next year. As far as we can tell, this model will likely have a more powerful engine than its Toyota brethren. The company has shared details about the powertrain, which is supposed to produce 201 horsepower with electric motors on the front and rear axles.
With that in mind, the RZ450e can produce around 350 or 400 horsepower in total. When it debuted, we expected the Lexus RZ to start at around $50,000, while the F Sport version would likely cost more.