The first 100% electric Lexus SUV, the Lexus RZ, received the highest award in the Auto Moto Grand Prix 2023 poll. The jury unanimously praised its performance and driving pleasure as well as the excellent shopping conditions.
The electric Lexus RZ was chosen as the best low-emission car in the Auto Moto Grand Prix 2023 poll. The brand’s first electric car, built from scratch, won thanks to the recognition of the jury for its low purchase and operating costs , high practicality and driving pleasure. The Gold Green Car Award, which is presented in Paris by the editors of the French magazine Auto Moto, was accepted on October 18 by Martin Milot, head of marketing for Lexus France, on behalf of the brand.
The Lexus RZ is the brand’s first fully-electric, 100% electric SUV. The goal of the engineers when creating the RZ model was to create a comfortable electric car. But at the same time, they wanted to emphasize the benefits of driving without emissions by using the latest technologies that ensure optimal performance and ensure the joy of driving according to the Lexus Electrified philosophy.
The Lexus RZ is built on the stable and durable e-TNGA platform, in which the battery (71.4 kWh total) is fully integrated into the chassis. Two electric motors with a total output of 313 hp, the new 4 × 4 DIRECT4 wheel drive and the e-Axle axle system, which distributes torque intelligently, ensure precision, stability and confidence when driving, especially on the road difficult. conditions. A long wheelbase (2,850 mm), short overhangs at the front (995 mm) and at the back (960 mm) translates into more space in the cabin. The low coefficient of air resistance (Cx 0.263) in turn ensures excellent energy efficiency. Depending on wheel size and equipment version, the Lexus RZ consumes 16.8 kWh to 18.7 kWh of energy per 100 kilometers in the combined WLTP cycle.