What Car? says...
Lexus is always keen to point out that it was ahead of the game with ‘electrification’, and it's true that it was the first premium car maker to launch a hybrid model. However, the Lexus RZ we're reviewing here is actually its first bespoke electric car.
We say ‘bespoke’, because before the RZ, there was the Lexus UX 300e. That was an electric SUV too, but was adapted from a hybrid model – and, to be frank, it wasn’t very good. It had a tiny boot and a high price, and even after some mid-life updates, took well over an hour to charge from 10-80% at any public charging point.
The starting price of the RZ undercuts its closest rivals, although the cheapest Premium Pack version misses out on some kit many buyers will want. You can check the latest prices using our New Car Deals pages.
The RZ is available to order now, and Lexus says the first deliveries are expected in May 2023.
|RRP price range||£62,600 - £73,200|
|Number of trims (see all)||2|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£125 / £146|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£250 / £293|