Here it is the new electric face of Lexus, Toyota’s luxury manufacturer: it shows itself through the likeness of the LF-Z Electrified prototype, which introduces new stylistic and technological concepts and, in fact, initiates a new industrial strategy for the brand. which, by 2025, will be able to count on 20 completely new or redesigned models, but all battery electric, plug-in hybrids and full hybrids. And, most likely, most of them will be influenced by the Concept LF-Z Electrified, built on a platform dedicated to battery-powered cars. Additionally, Lexus will unite its technology, design and planning departments at a new technology hub in Shimoyama, Japan, starting in 2024.
The mechanics of the LF-Z include an electric motor per axle – the total power is 544 hp, while the drive torque is 700 Nm – so that you can count on four-wheel drive. The car can sprint from 0 to 100 per hour in 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km / h. The car is powered by a 90 kWh battery, compatible with 150 kW fast charging and has a total mass of 2,100 kg. Autonomy? Approximately 600 km homologated.
4.88 meters long, the LF-Z Electrified stands out for its muscular lines, with sculpted sides that alternate concave and convex shapes, with huge alloy wheels and very short overhangs. The 2.95-meter wheelbase promises great interior spaciousness, visually amplified by the minimalism of the interior. The talking on-board system, equipped with artificial intelligence capable of constantly learning and updating itself, will think about the needs of passengers. While the head-up display projects the main driving information on the windshield, enriching it with augmented reality info. A triumph of technology in which comforts such as the rear seats with massage function and electrically opening doors take a back seat.
“As we fulfill our social mission of creating a zero-emissions society, we will continue to provide the fun and pleasure that cars bring, and contribute to the satisfaction of our customers and everyone involved with Lexus,” Koji said in an official statement. Sato, president of Lexus International: “Starting with two new models coming out this year, we will continue to develop innovative products that will add color to our customers’ diverse lifestyles. We imagine you are looking forward to discovering the future of Lexus with its strong will to create the mobility of the future ”.