Lexus RZ 450e: New Secret Electric Vehicle

The patent offices of the US, EU and Australia have registered a new trademark ‘RZ 450e’, which refers to a new Lexus EV.

Lexus has taken a new step towards expanding its EV line-up. According to Lexusenthusiast, the Japanese brand has registered a new trademark ‘RZ 450e’ with the patent offices of the US, the EU and Australia. Presumably, this is an electric Lexus SUV.

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The powertrain is indicated by the letter «e» in the name, as the first Lexus EV ― the UX 300e debuted in November 2019 — had. The company uses the letter «R» in the names of the RC and RX, and the letter «Z» can indicate the appearance of a new body type with a dynamic coupe-like silhouette in the manufacturer's model range.

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Rumor has it that the second electric model will be based on the concept presented at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. We are talking about the futuristic Lexus LF-30, through which the company demonstrated its electric ambitions.

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The show car with a length of more than 5 meters was distinguished by a huge glass roof, air intakes and gull-wing doors. The interior of the EV was equipped with a folding steering wheel and several displays.

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The Lexus LF-30 was equipped with four motor wheels, producing 544 hp, and a 110-kWh battery, capable of providing a 500-km drive range. A 0-100 km/h time is 3.8 seconds; a top speed — 200 km/h.

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There is no official information about the new model and the company's plans to use the RZ 450e nameplate. Earlier, it was reported that, Toyota and Lexus will release 10 new EVs by 2025.

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