LEXUS ELECTRIFIED VISION: ALL-NEW RZ 450e UNVEILED AND NEXT-GENERATION FULLY ELECTRIC SPORTS CAR CONFIRMED
Lexus International President Koji Sato said that the Lexus Electrified vision for Lexus means extracting the full potential of the vehicle through electrification technology.
“We will deliver a unique electrified Lexus that combines linear motor acceleration/deceleration, brake feeling and exhilarating handling to further pursue the joy of driving,” Mr Sato said.
“In particular, we believe that the Battery EV will become the future symbol of Lexus as a model that most clearly expresses the evolution of the automobile brought about by electrification.”
“The process of strengthening the fundamentals and pursuing the Lexus Driving Signature will not change even if it is a Battery EV.”
“The endless pursuit of the Lexus Driving Signature will move to the next stage through development of the new Sports Battery EV. With bold proportions and low ride height essential to a sports car, it will showcase the unique driving performance of a Lexus and become a model that symbolises the future of the brand.”
“Acceleration time will be in the ‘low 2 second’ range, cruising range over 700km, and with the possible use of solid-state batteries in mind, we will aim to create a truly high performance Battery EV.”
“Through Battery EVs, we will develop Lexus into a brand that offers a variety of experiences harnessing performance development that only a car maker like Lexus could do, and by honing the craft of making ever more personal products.”