The compact RZ 450e electric hatchback is about the same size as the 2023 Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra. The reason is that all three use the same platform. The Lexus is expected to receive a more robust version of the available front and rear electric motors that combine to make a modest 214 horsepower in the bZ4X. Prototype versions of the RZ have been spotted with a yoke steering wheel instead of a conventional round wheel, but it’s uncertain which version will arrive here. Other Lexus EVs in the works include a high-end two-seat sports car plus a sport sedan and a sport wagon. Expect the RZ 450e to go on sale this fall.
The Lexus RZ 450e is expected to receive a more robust version of the available front and rear electric motors in the related Toyota bZ4X. PHOTO: LEXUS