This is a well-recognized shape certainly.
Lexus launched a trio of teaser photos on Thursday displaying its forthcoming RZ electrical crossover. And whereas the corporate will not verify for certain, now we have each purpose to imagine the RZ will share its structure with the Toyota BZ4X EV, which additionally pulls double responsibility as the brand new Subaru Solterra.
As you possibly can see, the RZ’s profile is extraordinarily much like the BZ4X, simply with much more physique surfacing. The entrance seems to have Lexus’ typical angular design (however hey, no huge spindle grille required), and the rear has slim taillights and a bit of ducktail spoiler throughout the hatch.
The RZ crossover is actually the manufacturing model of the LF-Z idea Lexus confirmed earlier this 12 months. At the time, we have been advised the road-going EV would launch earlier than 2025, however Lexus later confirmed the manufacturing automobile would arrive in 2022. Given the truth that the BZ4X is already out, it is sensible that the Lexus model is not too far behind.
RZ powertrain particulars are nonetheless TBD, however for reference, the BZ4X makes use of both a 71.4- or 72.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, relying on driveline configuration (front-wheel versus all-wheel drive). Toyota estimates a 250-mile vary for the front-wheel drive BZ4X; all-wheel-drive variations ought to do a bit worse.
Look for the Lexus RZ to debut early subsequent 12 months.
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