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The all-electric Lexus RZ is now being launched

Published: May 26, 2023, 11:10 amNew technology, fast charging – and Japanese hospitality. That was the recipe when Lexus wanted to create a unique all-electric car. Now the model is being launched in Sweden and the manufacturer has high expectations.External link: Read more about the new Lexus RZ electric car Omotenashi, the Japanese word for hospitality that focuses on fulfilling every imaginable need, has been a watchword for the car manufacturer Lexus for decades. And when the company drew up the sketches of the new interior of the all-electric model RZ 450e, hospitality was one of the most important ingredients .Details such as a panoramic roof with dimmer, Dimorama roof, which adapts the light to the driver’s (or passengers’) wishes and provides better headroom are an example. The heater that keeps the cabin warm without taking power from the battery, which guarantees comfort throughout the journey, is another. Inside the car, a large 14-inch touch screen dominates, and the instrument panel’s infrared heating elements provide quick and energy-efficient heating.

Technology meets comfort

The Lexus RZ 450e is built on a new electric vehicle platform that aims to maximize the potential of next-generation electrified models. It uses the BEV platform (e-TNGA) with integrated lithium-ion battery and is equipped with Lexus’ intelligent four-wheel drive system. This technology provides a range of advantages in everything from torque, road holding to chassis construction. Comfort and convenience are a high priority in the cabin. And the new multimedia platform Lexus Link offers extended functions for connectivity, journey planning and information. The safety system Lexus Safety System+ provides advanced functions to detect more dangers and avoid collisions.

Safer driving

In addition to traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Lexus is often associated with new technology, something that is also promised in the Lexus RZ 450e. When Lexus developed the new RZ, they also created a revolutionary new steering system with a Yoke steering wheel. This system with steer-by-wire technology – “One Motion Grip” – will continue to be developed and can be selected as optional equipment for the Lexus RZ from spring 2025.Steer-by-wire means that there is no mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the wheels, but information is sent electronically from the steering wheel to the tires. This provides safer and more pleasant driving.

Driving pleasure and fast charging

The goal of the Lexus RZ 450e has been to offer an electric car that combines comfort, technology and performance. Takashi Watanabe, chief engineer for the RZ 450e, has had a clear goal: – The RZ 450e has been developed with the aim of creating a unique electric car that feels safe to ride in , pleasant to be in and exciting to drive.External link: Read more about the new Lexus RZ electric car

Two exciting news

The managementThe steering wheel not only looks different, it is not connected to the front axle, but the steering is completely electronic. The system will come to Sweden in the spring of 2025.Dimora roofA glass roof that can be dimmed with a simple push.

Lexus RZ 450e

Engine: Electric motor, maximum output front/rear 204/109 hp (150/80 kW), torque 435 Nm. Battery 71.4 kWh. Charging power AC/DC 11 kW/150 kW.Dimensions/weight (cm/kg): Length 481, width 190, height 164.Speed ​​Resources: Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.3 s, top speed 160 km/h.Range and energy consumption in mixed driving according to WLTP: 395-440 km, 16.8-18.7 kWh/100 km. CO2 emissions 0 g/km. Driving distance on electricity depending on battery charge, equipment and driving conditions.Battery warranty: 1,000,000 kilometers*.*Up to 10 years, at least 70% original capacity. The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with Lexus and not an article by Dagens industri

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