2024 Lexus RZ 300e arrives with 266-mile vary, cheaper price


Lexus is including a less-expensive, longer-range model of its RZ electrical crossover for the 2024 mannequin 12 months.

Known as the RZ 300e, the brand new variant will get a single-motor front-wheel drive powertrain and 72.8-kwh CATL battery pack, versus the dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain and 71.4-kwh pack from Prime Planet Power (a three way partnership of Panasonic and Lexus father or mother Toyota) within the current RZ 450e mannequin.

Subtracting one motor drops output from 308 hp within the RZ 450e to 201 hp. However the RZ 300e is anticipated to supply considerably extra vary than the dual-motor mannequin. Lexus estimates 266 miles with 18-inch wheels. The RZ 450e is EPA-rated at 220 miles on 18-inch wheels, and simply 196 miles on the elective 20-inch wheels.

2024 Lexus RZ

Priced at $55,150 (together with a compulsory $1,150 vacation spot cost) in base Premium trim with 18-inch wheels. The RZ 300e can be $3,500 cheaper than 2023 RZ on the base stage. Lexus will even provide the Premium grade with 20-inch wheels for $56,390, whereas the upper Luxurious grade begins at $60,880.

The identical wheel choices and Premium and Luxurious trim ranges carry over for the RZ 450e. Nevertheless it will get a $200 worth hike, bringing the bottom worth to $59,850 with vacation spot. In any other case, adjustments are minimal.

That is the second mannequin 12 months for the RZ, which is expounded to the Toyota BZ4X and Subaru Solterra. Whereas Lexus has offered the UX 300e in Europe since 2020, the RZ is the posh model’s first EV for the U.S.

2024 Lexus RZ

2024 Lexus RZ

As Lexus priced the RZ, it actually places the precedence on options, not vary. The RZ 300e now presents a bit extra of the latter, whereas nonetheless skipping a number of tech options that distinguish the worldwide model, together with steer-by-wire and a steering yoke.

Lexus goals to go all-battery-electric by 2030—fairly a bit totally different view than father or mother Toyota, which nonetheless thinks 85% of its new U.S. automobiles will nonetheless have tailpipes at that time.


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