Lexus adds cheaper, longer-range RZ 300e to 2024 EV lineup

Lexus is already updating its first all-electric model. The 2024 Lexus RZ lineup is gaining a new RZ 300e model with more range and a cheaper starting price.

2024 Lexus RZ gains longer-range, cheaper 300e option

Last April, the luxury brand unveiled its first electric vehicle, the 2023 RZ 450e. The EV is the start of its “transition to a BEV-centered brand.”

Lexus’ first EV began rolling out earlier this year, with over 2,500 models sold through September. Powered by a 71.4 kWh battery, the 2023 Lexus RZ offers up to 220 miles of range.

For the 2024 lineup, the brand is making it easier than ever to own a Lexus EV. Lexus is adding a longer-range RZ 300e model that’s $4,500 cheaper than last year’s model.

The 2024 Lexus RZ 300e achieves up to 266 miles of EPA estimated range (18″ wheels) with a 72.8 kWh CATL battery. With 20″ wheels, the model has 224 miles of range. Offered in FWD, the new model features 201 horsepower.

2024 Lexus RZ 450e Premium in Iridium (Source: Lexus)

Lexus replaced the rear eAxle with a subframe adopted for the FWD system to minimize noise and vibration.

2024 Lexus RZ electric vehicle prices

The 2024 RZ 450e is based on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform, used for the bZ4X. Although it uses the same platform, you can see Lexus’ unique design both inside and outside.

Lexus replaced its signature spindle grille with a new spindle body, adding to its aerodynamics. The grille uses a shutter to improve efficiency. When cooling is not needed, the shutter closes to reduce air resistance.

2024 Lexus RZ 450e Premium in Ether (Source: Lexus)

The interior is based on a minimalist concept of Tazuna. It features a driver-focused interior inspired by the “communicative relationship between horse and rider.”

You will find a standard 14″ touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an available head-up display, and enough cargo space for three golf bags.

The new Lexus 2024 Lexus RZ 300e Premium will start at $55,150 (including delivery). That’s $4,500 cheaper than last year’s model. The Luxury version will start at $60,880.

The 450e Premium AWD starts at $59,850, or $200 more than last year’s model. Meanwhile, the Luxury AWD version will run you $65,580, or $430 more than the 2023 model.

The RZ is offered in two trims: Premium or Luxury. The RZ Premium includes 18″ wheels with a dark gray metallic finish. The Luxury version has 20″ wheels and a black and machined finish.

2024 Lexus RZ trim MSRP
(*including $1,150
delivery fee)
RZ 450e Premium AWD w/ 18″ Wheel $59,850
RZ 450e Premium AWD w/ 20″ Wheel $61,090
RZ 450e Luxury AWD $65,580
RZ 300e Premium FWD w/ 18″ Wheel $55,150
RZ 300e Premium FWD w/ 20″ Wheel $56,390
RZ 300e Luxury FWD $60,880
2024 Lexus RZ prices

Lexus added the Copper Crest exterior color for the 2024 models for an additional $595 fee. Other colors include Caviar, Iridium, Cloudburst Gray, Eminent White Pearl, and Ether for an extra $500. You can also get Copper Crest as a bi-tone paint ($1,295) alongside Ether ($1,200) and Cloudburst Gray ($1,200).

Available interior colors include Thunderstorm and Macadamia, Palomino, and Dapple Gray. You can also opt for the available ambient lighting (standard on Luxury) for a choice of 50 colors and 14 themes.

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