New Lexus RZ300e: Longer Range, Lower Price

Make RZ more Competitive in US.

Lexus recently featured a new model into the RZ family known as the RZ300e, which is a gateway option located beneath the all-wheel-drive (AWD) RZ450e in Japan.

The updated RZ incarnation adopts a front-wheel drive system while still being based off the e-TNGA framework. The single motor electric powertrain, coupled with the same 71.4 kWh battery as utilized on the RZ450e, produces 201 hp and 196 lb-ft of torque.

The car manufacturing company declared as well that the RZ will come with a quick-acting battery-heating module to guarantee successful recharging, even in colder climates.

Substantial weight reversal of approximately 450 lbs contributed toward the RZ300e’s capacity to travel longer distances on a single charge. In detail, it can traverse approximately 600 km under WLTP regulations, whereas the current range of the similar model RZ450e, is constrined to only 354 miles as per EPA rules.

The RZ300e is equipped with alterations to the suspension system in order to make up for the lack of a rear electric motor. An updated equipment, tailored specifically to the FWD version was developed to help reduce noise and vibrations. Additionally, coil spring, stabilizer, and shock absorber parameters are fine tuned for improved performance.

We have heard about the single-motor RZ previously; CarBuzz uncovered a brand registration last year that is linked to this cost-efficient option. The carmaker briefed reporters when posed with the query of whether there was an opportunity for it to be available in America; they stated that it is all contingent upon customer requests and market requirements. Still, the high-output F Sport edition is improbable to join the family.

Lexus has declared the arrival of the new RZ in nine countries and areas, including Central and South America. It is noteworthy to point out that this includes those territories.

In Japan, the newly released Lexus RZ300e is being offered for 8,200,000 yen (roughly corresponding to $55,852 according to current exchange terms), representing a saving of 600,000 yen ($4,087) in comparison to the highest level AWD variant. This discernible price difference is nearly the same as what has been seen between the FWD and AWD versions of the Toyota bZ4X here in the United States.

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