Toyota showcased the new Lexus EV concept with a rugged and adventurous look at the Shanghai Auto Expo with a multi-tone finish and skid plates.
Toyota unveiled a new Lexus RZ Outdoor Electric Concept SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show 2023. The electric SUV looks more adventurous than any other Lexus electric car yet. This concept is based on the Lexus RZ450e and gets KC lamps on the outer edges of the nose and an LED strip above the windshield. It also has fender flares, a bike carrier at the rear, revised bumpers, and a carbon-fibre spoiler. Lexus wants to display the off-roading modification capabilities of its EV.
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Lexus RZ Electric SUV Concept – Specs
This muscular concept is based on the already-available RZ 450e which comes with a 71.4 kWh battery powering two electric motors for an all-wheel-drive configuration. They produce a combined output of 308 hp and 321 lb-ft of peak power and torque. This battery generates an okay-ish range of 220 miles (354 km) and can recharge using a 150 kW DC fast charger or a 6.6 kW AC home charger. Its top speed is limited to 99 mph (160 km).
|Lexus RZ 450e||Specs|
|Range||220 mi (354 km)|
|Power / Torque||308 hp / 321 lb-ft (435 Nm)|
|DC Fast Charging||150 kW|
|Top Speed||99 mph (160 km)|
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The dimensions of the regular Lexus RZ 450e are 4,805 mm in length, 1,895 mm in width, 1,635 mm in height and 2,850 mm in wheelbase. The ground clearance is a decent 200 mm and a cargo capacity of a cavernous 966 litres.
|Length||4,805 mm (189.1 in)|
|Width||1,895 mm (74.6 in)|
|Height||1,635 mm (64.4 in)|
|Wheelbase||2,850 mm (112.2 in)|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm (7.9 in)|
|Cargo Capacity||966 litre (34.1 cu.ft.)|
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Features and Safety
On the inside, the EV gets a ginormous 14-inch HD Touchscreen Display, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch TFT MID, Head Up Display, Air Filter, Lexus Assistant, Leather-Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters, 13 Speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio System, 8-way Power Adjustable Driver and Passenger Seats with Ventilation and Heating, Electrochromic Rear View Mirror and much more.
In terms of safety, there are Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 ADAS functions including Blind Spot Monitor with RCTA, Backup Camera with Back Guide Monitor, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking, Panoramic View Monitor, Digital Key, Proactive Driving Assist (PDA), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Bicycle Detection and Motorcycle Detection and more.
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The price of the RZ 450e Premium AWD starts at $59,650 and for the 450e Luxury AWD trim, it starts at $65,150. We don’t see this Adventure Outdoor Concept making it to production but it represents what the possibilities to modify your Lexus RZ 450e are.