Lexus RX 450e Unveiled: BEV Spindle Body, DIRECT4, Advanced Safety

Lexus RX 450e Unveiled: BEV Spindle Body, DIRECT4, Advanced Safety

As it was previously announced, the Lexus RX 450e, the first global pure electric model of the brand, made its official debut on April 20, 2022.

The all-new Lexus RX 450e has a unique exterior design – a BEV Spindle Body – focused on aerodynamic efficiencies, style, and optimized proportions.

The interior is minimalist and spacious, but luxurious and hi-tech. A panoramic roof visually opens the space. Thanks to mindfully sourced materials and an efficient radiant heater, first for the brand, passengers will find themselves in fully comfortable conditions.

All-New Lexus RX 450e Panoramic Roof
2023 Lexus RX 450e Panoramic Roof

For the RX 450e, the carmaker uses the same Lexus Interface multimedia system as for the LX and NX models. The system is accessible via a 14-inch touchscreen and voice commands.

Lexus RX 450e Cabin
2023 Lexus RX 450e Dashboard

A BEV-specific e-TNGA platform the vehicle rides on, as well as a highly rigid and lightweight body, enhance performance.

The core technology used in the Lexus RX 450e is the highly responsive DIRECT4 all-wheel-drive system. Also, the model adopts a new steering control and a Steer by Wire system enabling the control more true to the driver’s intention.

Specifications

  • Dimensions (length x width x height): 189 x 74.6 x 64.4 inches or 4,805 x 1,895 x 1,635 mm
  • Wheelbase: 112.2 in / 2,850 mm
  • Driving range: up to 225 miles or 362 km
  • Battery capacity: 71.4 kWh
  • Output: 150 kW (front), 80 kW (rear)
  • Tire size: 18/20 inches

Safety

The RZ comes with the latest Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of assistance systems. They include Emergency Driving Stop, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and Pre-Collision System as standard.

The advanced Park with remote function is available to support parallel parking. This system provides forward-facing parking in addition to conventional back-up parking.

The Lexus RZ 450e will go on sale in late 2022 as a 2023 model.

Lexus RX 450e Exterior
2023 Lexus RX 450e Exterior

Source: Lexus


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