Lexus shows study LF-Z Electrified Concept

Lexus shows study LF-Z Electrified Concept

Lexus has unveiled the LF-Z Electrified Concept, a BEV study that aims to provide a glimpse of what the brand has in store for electric powertrains and design by 2025, using a new e-platform.

The LF-Z Electrified Concept is a kind of crossover: the front hood of the 4.88-meter-long vehicle is relatively long, despite the pure E-platform, the front is typical Lexus quite aggressive-dynamic drawn. The study is 1.96 meters wide and 1.60 meters high. The side view is characterized by numerous beads and edges, the roof falls flat behind the rear seats. The focus is more on dynamic design than utility.

The 400 kW all-wheel drive system is said to enable a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h. However, it has been clear since December 2020 that the LF-Z is also about technology and driving characteristics. At that time, the Toyota brand announced the "Direct4" all-wheel drive control system, which is used in the LF-Z.

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The battery is said to have an energy content of 90 kWh, which according to Lexus should be enough for more than 600 kilometres according to the WLTP standard. The DC charging power is said to be a maximum of 150 kW. However, Lexus does not mention a charging time yet, so the charging curve cannot be estimated yet.

Incidentally, the concept car dispenses with a mechanical steering column, with steering impulses to be transmitted via "steer by wire". According to Lexus, this is intended to increase steering precision for the driver, as well as filtering out unwanted road vibrations, but the system is still intended to provide the steering feedback needed for an "active and exhilarating" driving experience.

Lexus plans to introduce 20 new or redesigned models by 2025, including more than 10 electrified models (BEV, PHEV and HEV), by which time all Lexus models will have electrified variants, of which the brand plans to sell more than its gasoline counterparts.toyota-media.co.uk