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From June 3-5, the latest electrified vehicles from Lexus were on display at the 2022 Electrify Exposition at the Long Beach Convention Center. This event featured the latest electric vehicles, bikes and motorcycles. It is the first opportunity for consumers to see the new 2023 Lexus RZ450e battery electric vehicle alongside the brand-new 2022 Lexus X 450h+.
The all-new Lexus RZ 450e, Lexus’ first global electric vehicle (BEV), is a unique Lexus vehicle design that combines the best of Lexus technology with a driving experience. A BEV-specific platform (eTNGA) has been used to enhance the vehicle’s fundamental performance. The optimal weight distribution was achieved through the placement of the motor and battery. The DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system, as well as the new steering control and Steer by Wire available (at a later date), allow for vehicle control that is more in line with the driver’s intent. The Lexus RZ’s exterior design reflects the smooth acceleration and dynamic torque-filled performance that BEVs offer. This is a new Lexus aesthetic, and sets a new direction for BEV products. The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 includes the standard Pre-Collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Controller, Lane Departure Alarm, Emergency Driving Stop System, and Dynamic Radar Control. The Lexus RZ 450e 2023 is due to be available for purchase by the end of 2022.
Lexus’ Popular Crossover Adds Plug-In Option
The Lexus 2022 Lexus NX450h+ is the first PHEV in Lexus’ lineup. It sets the stage for the next chapter in Lexus’ history. The NX 450h+ boasts a 36-mile range using electric power alone, according to the EPA. This is possible thanks to the new, high-capacity lithium ion battery. This system can produce EV output equivalent of a 2.0-liter engine, for an EPA-estimated combined 84 MPGE. The new NX is longer and taller to accommodate more passengers and cargo. It also features the all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system with a 14-inch touchscreen.
The Lexus display will feature two vehicles in addition to two charging units. Lexus product representatives were available to answer questions and demonstrate the units. There were also graphic walls that provided information about the Lexus RZ and Lexus’ approach towards electrification.