Lexus unveiled its new electric concept vehicle called the LF-Z Electrified on March 30, 2021. It should serve as a harbinger of a new Lexus generation and show that Lexus wants to advance performance, styling, and technology by 2025. We have pictures and information for you.
With the UX 300e, Lexus has leaped the electric car segment and that should not be all. With the new LF-Z Electrified concept vehicle, a new drive control system is also to come, which will represent the brand’s next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles.
- Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept presented
- Range of up to 600 kilometers
- 90 kWh battery capacity
- Market launch probably only in 2025
- Completely new electric car platform
Prices and the start of sales
Since it is a concept vehicle, we are still a long way from a market launch. Lexus presented the new concept car at an online conference on March 30, 2021 – it should go into series production in 2025. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see what the LF-Z Electrified will cost.
Technical data and exterior design
With the new concept, the Japanese manufacturer would like to give an outlook on the upcoming e-mobility strategy. A driving experience should be created that appeals to both the senses and driving pleasure. Overall, the car should be intuitive and direct, the driver should feel completely connected to the car.
Everything about this car is visually very eye-catching, especially the rear fin in the middle. It is still very unclear whether we will find this on the production vehicle. The roofline slopes down towards the rear, which makes the LF-Z appear very sporty. Retractable door handles and cameras as exterior mirrors are typical for concept vehicles, here too you will see whether you can still see anything in the production model.
A huge panorama roof that reveals the starry sky is without a doubt a highlight of this concept. An “intelligent glass” can be dimmed if necessary and if it is cloudy outside, a starry sky can be projected onto the car roof inside.
As far as the technology is concerned, the LF-Z is steered via a wired system, there is no mechanical connection to the steering axle. This means that a direct translation is possible and you need much smaller steering angles. To improve the steering feedback, the Lexus engineers have filtered out the vibrations of the tires on the road surface.
Lexus LF-Z Concept Motors and battery
The LF-Z Electrified concept vehicle is based on a completely new electric car platform that Lexus has not yet given a name. In any case, there is a motor each on the front and rear axles, which together produce an output of 544 hp. The maximum torque is given as 700 Nm. The 90 kWh battery is attached to the vehicle floor. 90 kWh is an announcement and that is also reflected in the range – you should get up to 600 kilometers with the LF-Z on one tank of fuel.
The performance is also impressive because the 2.1 ton Lexus should accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3 seconds. But at a top speed of 200 km / h, it is over.
A so-called Direct4 all-wheel drive will also be available, which means that the wheels can be controlled selectively and thus a narrower curve radius can be driven.
Lexus LF-Z Concept Interior
The interior is very modern but still minimalist. Multimedia touchscreen and instruments have been combined into one element. The head-up display is equipped with augmented reality and the so-called Tazuna cockpit provides the driver with intuitive information about the vehicle functions so that their eyes can stay focused on the road.
There are hardly any switches left in the LF-Z, the few remaining switches are arranged around the steering wheel. If this steering wheel shape sounds familiar, you should take another look at the future Tesla models, because the American manufacturer also has such a steering wheel shape in mind.