Part of Toyota’s full-court press to introduce 30 electric vehicles globally by the end of the decade includes its premium division, Lexus. The model will be the RZ 450e tall hatchback, based on the LF-Z Electrified concept model shown in early 2021. Although the RZ 450e will use the same platform as the 2023 Toyota BZ4X and the related Subaru Solterra, it’s expected to offer more power and battery capacity/range. Front and rear electric motors will also be standard. The all-wheel-drive system adjusts the torque to each wheel for greater turning precision and stability, referred to as torque vectoring. The RZ 450e’s launch in late 2022 as a 2023 model will be followed by a compact electric sedan, a seven-passenger utility-type vehicle and a high-end sport coupe.
The upcoming Lexus RZ 450e tall hatchback will be based on the LF-Z Electrified concept model, pictured, that was shown in early 2021.