Lexus adds an entry-level configuration to its RZ lineup for 2024

Ro, 20 December 2023

Lexus just announced a new entry-level configuration of its RZ lineup. It's called RZ 300e and sits under the RZ 450e, offering a cheaper entry point for the model. It's FWD as opposed to the AWD 450e and offers a longer range. But first things, first.

Lexus adds an entry-level configuration to its RZ lineup for 2024

The RZ 300e employs a single front-mounted 150 kW motor, just like the base Toyota bZ4X and runs on the same 72.8 kWh battery found in the bZ4X. It's supplied by CATL and despite the modest capacity increase, the 300e offers slightly longer range.

With the 18-inch wheels, the RZ 300e can go for 266 miles away from the plug while the 450e 18-inch option does just 220 miles, according to EPA. The reason for this is the more power-hungry AWD system on the 450e configuration.

When it comes to pricing, the 300e starts at $54,000 and goes up to $59,730 for the Luxury trim, while the RZ 450e is now priced a bit higher, starting at $58,700 and going up to $64,430 for the same Luxury trim. Those price tags are without the destination charge for US customers - the final pricing and detailed breakdown are in the table below.

Model Effective Price
Lexus RZ 300e Premium FWD $55,150
Lexus RZ 300e Luxury FWD $60,880
Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD $59,850
Lexus RZ 450e Luxury AWD $65,580

When it comes to charging, Toyota says the RZ 300e can charge from 0 to 80% in about 30-35 minutes on a fast DC charger, while an AC plug delivers 0 to 100% in 9.5 hours.

Production is already underway and the RZ 300e model will be available starting this month.


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