Lexus is closely discounting the RZ 450e, its first electrical mannequin. Per a bulletin despatched to sellers, the automaker is providing as much as $10,000 in lease money on the electrical SUV. Unveiled final yr, the RZ went on sale within the US just a few months in the past.
Based mostly on the identical platform because the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra, the RZ 450e is powered by a 71.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack and has 220 miles of EPA vary. The RZ has all-wheel drive as normal and produces 308 horsepower, permitting for a 0-60 miles per hour time of simply 4.8 seconds.
Two RZ trim ranges are at the moment obtainable, Premium and Luxurious. Costs normally begin at $59,650 and $65,150 respectively. The bottom Premium trim nonetheless will get loads of tools as normal, together with a panoramic roof and a 14-inch touchscreen. Upgrading to Luxurious trim will get you 20″ alloys and a Mark Levinson premium encompass sound system.
In keeping with Electrek, the most effective RZ lease deal is at the moment in Los Angeles the place a supplier is providing $599 a month with $4,999 at signing. That is roughly $200 a month lower than costs was, representing a fairly spectacular deal on paper.
That mentioned, there should be a motive why Lexus is providing reductions on a brand-new mannequin. Statistically the RZ does underperform when put next with different $60,000+ electrical SUVs just like the Cadillac Lyriq and Genesis GV70. Each the Lyriq and GV70 have higher EPA ranges than Lexus’ providing. It may be argued that they’ve superior driver help expertise too.
Nonetheless, the RZ may nonetheless be a aggressive providing with these new lease reductions. Specifically, established Lexus prospects trying to transition from a hybrid may benefit.