Lexus LF-Z Electrified: a leap towards electric


As part of the “Lexus Concept Reveal Show” event, Japanese manufacturer Lexus unveiled a new electric concept vehicle: the LF-Z Electrified.

First illustrated with hybrid technology in 2005 with the RX 400h, Lexus finally plunges into the world of 100% electric cars.

Presented for the first time, the LF-Z Electrified is described by the manufacturer as “a battery-electric concept vehicle that incorporates driving performance, style and technologies that should be realized by 2025.”

All-wheel drive

What’s more, it is equipped with DIRECT4 technology which allows power to be judiciously distributed to all four wheels. Depending on each situation, the system will take care of channeling energy to the front, rear or even all four wheels. Note the absence of a steering shaft. Rather, we find an electronically controlled steering.

Note also that the manufacturer will work to equip this vehicle with the most recent technological advances in infotainment. It is also planned that artificial intelligence will be integrated on board.

Photo: Lexus

In terms of design, it is clear that the approach could not be more futuristic. We notice some family traits with the LF-30 concept, unveiled by Lexus at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2019.

Photo: Lexus

No other technical details have been unveiled in connection with this concept vehicle.

A transformation to be expected by 2025

During this presentation, Lexus also announced its intention to launch 20 models that would be new or improved by 2025.

Of the batch, 10 would be electrified, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and conventional hybrids.

In addition, Lexus intends to offer an electrified variant for each of the models in its range, again by 2025.

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