The priorities for automakers are quickly changing and many are looking into electrifying their lineups. Carmakers are competing to produce electric vehicles (EVs) with high-tech features and the most efficient batteries.
Lexus has also started its journey of electrification with the 2025 Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept. This car is a preview of what the automaker has in store as it shifts to electric.
The Lexus LF-Z Electrified is a jumping-off point for the automaker’s electric future.
2025 Lexus LF-Z Electrified engine features
According to Motor Trend, future Lexus battery electric vehicles are expected to use the e-TNGA platform, which will be the base for the upcoming Toyota bZ4X. But Lexus said that the LF-Z concept will use a Direct4 drive system.
This system allows two motors to vary how much power they deliver to each of the four wheels. At the moment, the LF-Z has a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery is expected to provide a range of about 373 miles.
The Lexus LF-Z Electrified has a futuristic design and unique styling elements that could be applied to other Lexus cars and crossovers. This concept is seen as an important foundation for Lexus EVs in the future.
The LF-Z ditches the large spindle grille common in traditional models. However, the car’s nose still mimics the spindle shape and extends into the hood.
The sides of the LF-Z make use of creative surfacing to produce a variety of visual planes. The back of the car has a full-width taillight and lines that are reminiscent of the first-generation Toyota Mirai, according to Motor Trend.
The LF-Z has a striking interior, although there’s a yoke in place of the usual steering wheel which some consumers won’t be fans of. The yoke will feature a drive-by-wire steering system that will allow steering ratio changes. There’s also a sleek wide-screen that curves inwards for the infotainment system.
How much will the Lexus LF-Z Electrified cost?
Lexus has revealed the LF-Z Electrified concept car a glimpse of what we can expect from the car marker in the future. By 2025, Lexus will introduce 20 new or upgraded models, including more than 10 electric (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs) and hybrid electric (HEVs) #LFZpic.twitter.com/1tqqS1kuJD
The LF-Z isn’t meant to showcase a specific vehicle but focuses on a design language and electrified powertrain. If the first electric car is close to the size of a bZ4X, Motor Trend estimates that it’ll start at around $45,000.
Lexus said that you can expect these design features and technology to be available in production models by 2025. Toyota has committed to adding 15 new EVs by 2025, so an electric model from Lexus might be available before then.
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