Lexus has revealed the first undisguised pictures of the upcoming RZ fully-electric SUV in prototype form.
Built upon the e-TNGA platform, the RZ will be Lexus’ second electric vehicle.
The RZ however, will be the first to be based on a dedicated electric platform. It follows of course, from the UX300e, which was built on the TNGA (GA-C) platform, which was initially designed to accommodate a combustion engine.
The e-TNGA platform is shared with the Subaru Solterra and the Toyota bZ4X, so we can expect at least a battery of 71.4kWh capacity. Also likely for the Lexus RZ is an all-wheel drive variant with a power output of 214bhp.
Expect maximum charging speed via alternating current to stand at 6.6kW. A fast charging speed of 150kW via direct current is also likely.
If the Lexus takes the current form of the prototype shown, it will certainly share a visual similarity with the Subaru and Toyota, although it looks like Lexus will ditch the grey front quarter panels of those two cars in favour of body-coloured ones for a more elegant look.
The Lexus RZ also looks set to retain the firm’s distinctive L-shaped daytime running lights. A set of distinctive side scoops with horizontal accents also sit below these lights.
And at the rear, the car also gets a more pronounced ducktail spoiler and a different diffuser, alongside its own tail-light design.
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