Lexus’ RZ450e displays more of an advanced approach to electric vehicles than any other make and model in the USA. It’s a mouthful of a name but it’s definitely going to offer the all-wheel drive that everyone loves in a Lexus. This being called a Direct4. It comes equipped with a dual-motor powertrain setup.
Of course, what’s known about the Direct4 drivetrain is that it will utilize frontal and rear electric motors. These motors are able to provide 200 horsepower along with about 221 pound-feet of torque. Though Lexus hasn’t said a peep about the output figure, this combo should allow for way more power than what’s found in the Toyota bZ4X. Toyota’s is a dual-motor powertrain that contains about two 107-horsepower electric motors with only about 215 horsepower.
One can very well tell that the Lexus RZ450e bears a striking resemblance to that Toyota model. Much like the Subaru Solterra. It’s common knowledge that Lexus will make the interior beautiful in order to make for nice comparison to the luxury billing with nice and tidy material. Add enough space on the inside and bring in the five-seat capacity, it will definitely be an amazing vehicle to behold.
This SUV Is The Epitome of Elegance! So of course it’ll cost a little extra.
Likely, the RZ450e will cost around $50,000 and is looking to arrive in the USA at about 2022. You might be able to look around for this SUV at dealerships as early as next year. Of course, the vehicle is going to treat us to one final surprise, for the time being: A Yoke Steering Wheel. While Tesla is walking back the choice and not making the yoke steering wheel mandatory, Lexus is pretty dead-set on the yoke steering wheel.