A novel Japanese battery has arrived on the Czech market. Nothing important is missing from the core, we’ll have to wait a little longer for wire-to-wire control.
Japan’s Lexus hasn’t gone overboard with electric cars yet, so far it’s launching its first car designed to run solely on batteries. While the old and smaller UX 300e was also available with combustion units and even without a hybrid, the RZ 450e has only electric motors – the front has 150 kW, the rear 80 kW. So the total is 230 kW (313 hp). The battery has a capacity of 71.4 kWh and promises a range of up to 440 km for the lightest version on 18″ wheels in the basic Comfort equipment, “full fire” on 20″ wheels in the Luxury version should handle 395 km.
The Lexus RZ has many comfort, style and safety features in the standard Comfort equipment. These include the PCS pre-collision system with driver alert monitoring functionality, LTA’s semi-autonomous driving system and DRCC adaptive cruise control. The vehicle also offers AHB high beam control and RSA traffic sign detection. It also has FCTAB traffic monitoring system, LCA lane change assistant, SEA safety exit assistant and FHL vehicle safe distance warning system. Safety features also include the BSM blind spot monitoring system, smart front and rear parking sensors and a rear parking camera.
As for the exterior, the RZ gets 18-inch alloy wheels (a tire repair kit is standard), along with roof rails. The vehicle has a towing capacity of 750 kg. The interior features cloth seat upholstery, heated front seats and 60/40 split folding rear seats. The seats can be manually adjusted in six directions. There’s also a manually adjustable steering wheel, ambient lighting, an electronic interior mirror and leather interior trim, including door closers and trims.
The car has automatic air conditioning including humidity sensor, e-Latch electric lock and Smart Entry key system. Eco, Normal, Sport and Range driving modes are also available. The Lexus RZ offers Lexus Connected remote services with a 14″ media touchscreen including navigation. To add comfort, it offers mobile phone connectivity via bluetooth, a DAB tuner and high-quality audio with speakers. 10. You automatically get Sonic Gray metallic with the Comfort kit. , other colors are available for an additional fee of 35,000. For CZK 30,000 you get the Comfort Plus package with heated steering wheel, air ionizer and wireless charger.
Performance Equipment for CZK 1,890,000 adds to everything mentioned above LED door lighting, electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support and synthetic leather upholstery, electrically adjustable steering wheel, touch control surfaces, tunnel wood-lined central, Smart keyless entry system, electric trunk lid. and also the title display.
The Executive Plus package for 70,000 CZK includes 20 alloy wheels, a digital rearview mirror, front heating with Radiant Heater heating panels and a panel view of the car. For CZK 110,000, the High Executive package is available, which, together with the Plus version, also includes, for example, cooling of the front seats and a memory function for the driver’s seat.
The high-end Luxury version for CZK 2,125,000 has variable high beams, remote automatic parking, fog lights and cornering lights, hoods and thresholds in body color, suede upholstery, heating Heater in the back also, multi-light of environmental colors and a 220V socket for appliances up to 150 W. For CZK 80,000, you can order the Luxury Plus Panoramic package with a panoramic roof, an electronic rearview mirror and a Mark Levinson sound system with 13 speakers.
One of the most interesting features of the new RZ, that is, a spiky steering wheel without physical connection to the wheels and steering “by wire,” should be added to the release in two years. But you do get a 22kW Lexus wall box with charging cable for each car.
|Lexus RZ 450e: Czech prices|
|Comfort Plus||CZK 1,745,000|
|Executive Plus||1,960,000 CZK|
|Chief Executive||2,000,000 CZK|
|Luxury Plus Panoramic||2,205,000 CZK|