The 2024 Lexus RZ bucks the development of rising costs due to the addition of a brand new entry-level possibility with front-wheel drive that drops the beginning worth significantly.
The 2024 RZ lineup begins off with an RZ 300e grade priced from $55,150. That compares to a beginning worth of $59,650 for the 2023 RZ, when the electrical compact crossover was first launched.
The 2023 beginning worth was for an RZ 450e grade with all-wheel drive, although. The RZ 450e grade continues to be accessible for 2024, albeit with a barely greater beginning worth of $59,850.
All figures embrace a $1,150 vacation spot cost.
2024 Lexus RZ
The RZ 300e has a barely greater battery than the RZ 450e (72.8 kwh versus 71.4 kwh), and with solely a single motor rated at 201 hp powering the entrance wheels, the estimated vary determine for the entry-level grade can also be a superb deal greater. The EPA estimate is a most 266 miles, versus 220 miles for the RZ 450e. The RZ 450e incorporates a dual-motor powertrain producing a peak 313 hp.
Lexus stated it put in a brand new subframe within the RZ 300e the place the RZ 450e’s rear motor usually sits. The addition of the subframe helps cut back noise and vibrations, based on Lexus.
Different adjustments for the 2024 mannequin yr embrace the supply of the Copper Crest colour in single- and two-tone finishes, in addition to the addition of an ordinary dual-voltage charging cable for 120-and 240-volt shops.
2024 Lexus RZ
The RZ rides on the identical e-TNGA platform present in the Toyota BZ4X and its Subaru Solterra twin. Along with providing extra energy (the Toyota and Subaru high out at 214 hp), the RZ is additional differentiated by way of distinctive tuning of its accessible all-wheel-drive system. Lexus calls its system Direct4, and says the system routinely adjusts torque going to every of the axles to optimize driving really feel and stability.
Customary options on the RZ embrace 18-inch wheels, a 14.0-inch infotainment display screen, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, an influence tailgate, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, a panoramic glass roof, 10-speaker audio, and wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A head-up show, 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, and 20-inch wheels are all accessible.
The 2024 RZ is inbuilt Japan and begins gross sales later in December.