The 2024 All-Electric Lexus RZ Luxury SUV: New Versions, Grades, and Enhanced Ownership Experience

Lexus is expanding its all-electric RZ luxury SUV lineup with the introduction of the front-wheel drive RZ 300e, joining the all-wheel drive RZ 450e. The new RZ 300e boasts an official driving range of up to 297 miles (WLTP combined cycle), set for UK release later in 2024 with pricing to be announced. Additionally, a new entry-level Urban grade will be available for both models.

More versions will feature 18-inch wheels to maximize driving range. Lexus is also launching Lexus Reserve, a complimentary hybrid vehicle loan program for EV owners.

Introducing the RZ 300e

The new RZ 300e, a front-wheel drive model, will join the Lexus all-electric luxury SUV range in 2024 alongside the RZ 450e, which features Lexus's DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system. The RZ 300e has an official driving range of up to 297 miles, compared to the RZ 450e's 272 miles. It uses the same 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery, powering a front electric motor with 201bhp and 266Nm torque, accelerating from 0-62mph in eight seconds. It adopts a rear subframe, replacing the e-Axle unit of the all-wheel drive version. Both models feature Lexus’s signature craftsmanship, a fully digital cockpit, and advanced safety and multimedia technologies.​

Urban: The New Entry-Level Grade

Later in 2024, Lexus will introduce the Urban grade for both the RZ 300e and RZ 450e, enhancing customer choice. Despite being entry-level, the Urban grade includes luxury features such as 18” alloy wheels, a 14-inch touchscreen with the Lexus Link Pro multimedia system, wireless smartphone charging, dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, and a 10-speaker audio system. Safety features include Intelligent Clearance Sonar, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto-braking, and Safe Exit Assist.

Lexus Reserve Program

Lexus Reserve, a pioneering program, offers Lexus EV owners (RZ 300e, RZ 450e, and UX 300e) 42 days of complimentary use of a Lexus hybrid vehicle over three years. This program provides peace of mind for long journeys in areas with limited charging infrastructure. Customers can request a hybrid vehicle by contacting Lexus UK, and the car will be delivered and collected at their convenience, with no mileage restrictions. The program is available to retail customers who purchase their EVs from the Lexus centre network.

Full pricing and ordering details for the new RZ range and options will be announced closer to the release date later in 2024.