In front, the RZ 450e boasts a new take on the Lexus spindle grille. Rather than being fully open, there is an inlet in the lower section and vertical openings on each side. There are sharp-edged headlights on each side. The hood is heavily creased, which adds to the nose's angular look.
Gallery: Lexus RZ 450e
The roof is heavily arched and has a floating design. The front wheel wells have cladding around them, and the charging port is between the fender and the door.
The rear has a pair of tiny spoilers on each side of the roof. The rear glass is steeply angled, and there are full-width taillights on the hatch. Angled outlets on the bumper evoke the inlets in the front corners.
The powertrain for the RZ 450e is still a mystery. Both the bZ4X and Solterra are available with a total of 215 horsepower (160 kilowatts) from an electric motor powering each axle. Toyota doesn't have a range estimate for the all-wheel-drive bZ4X, but the Solterra can go an estimated 220 miles (354 kilometers) with its 71.4-kilowatt-hour battery.
There are still no images of the RZ 450e's interior. The Toyota and Subaru models on this platform share the same layout for the center stack. They have a large infotainment screen with a separate digital display for the HVAC system below it. The console has a rotary dial and buttons for controlling various drivetrain functions.
Given its premium positioning, we would expect the Lexus to have a different interior with nicer materials and improved tech.
Look for the RZ 450e to make a full debut in 2022.