Lexus will reveal their first all-electric vehicle, the Lexus RZ 450e, near the end of this month. But, the company is teasing some new pictures to whet our appetites in the meantime.
Lexus has been a bit late to the electric game, focusing on hybrids and fuel cell hydrogen models instead. The new car will be joining its parent company, Toyota’s, lineup of battery electric vehicles set to release by 2030.
Of course, there are no exact specs yet, but we expect the Lexus to have a similar powertrain to the BZ4X SUV set to release next year. That one has a 71.4 kWh battery enabling over 250 miles of range, 150 kW DC fast-charging, and both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive options.
Interestingly, an interior image has revealed a yoke-styled steering wheel.
Tesla was the first to popularize the yoke steering wheel in their Model S and Model X vehicles. But Toyota has arguably improved upon it with a drive-by-wire system that adjusts to lower-speed and sharp turns.
Stay tuned for more details as we approach the full unveiling of the new all-electric Lexus on April 20th.