Video: Lexus Has Unveiled The Latest Concept: This Is An Unusual Cross-coupe
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Lexus has unveiled a new concept designed to reboot both the aesthetics of the brand and the brand itself: the LF-Z Electrified prototype demonstrates Lexus' focus on the electric future. By 2025, the company's model line will include up to 10 electrified models in one way or another, but whether there is a conveyor future for the concept itself is still unclear.
- With a length of 4,880 millimeters and a width of 1,960 millimeters, the Lexus LF-Z Eletrified concept is comparable in size to the Lexus RX crossover, but the 2,950 mm wheelbase of the prototype is larger than that of the flagship Lexus LX SUV. The electric crossover weighing 2,100 kilograms is equipped with a twin-engine power plant that develops 544 hp. and 700 Nm of torque. This allows it to gain 100 km / h in 3 seconds and accelerate to 200 km / h.
- The power plant includes a 90-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that provides a range of up to 600 kilometers on the WLTP cycle.
- The concept implements the latest all-wheel drive system, already called Direct4. The concept includes independent traction control on each of the four wheels, while arguing that the system can be adapted to vehicles with all types of drive. In addition, the platform provides for the absence of a direct physical connection between the steering wheel and the steering wheels - this will not only save the steering wheel from unnecessary vibrations, but also allow the steering system to adapt to a wider range of road conditions.
The interior of the LF-Z Electified is built on a new philosophy called Tazuna: it is based on the relationship between horse and rider. In the case of an electric car, according to the official statement, they are interpreted by the maximum concentration of controls in one place - around the steering wheel in the form of a steering wheel. The concept received not only a single block of screens, but also a head-up display with augmented reality, an interactive on-board assistant with voice control and a digital key that can be shared with friends. The doors are opened by means of sensors that unlock the locks when the key approaches, and touch buttons that activate the servos.
- The exterior of the LF-Z Electrified generally retains the brand's characteristic angularity, but is distinguished by an unusual silhouette and more restrained and flowing lines. The concept debuted, for example, the distinctive rear spoiler and a completely new interpretation of the signature spindle grille. At least some of the concept's design solutions will find application in production models in the future.
By 2025, Lexus' retail share of electrified models is set to exceed 50%. And by 2050, all Lexuses will become carbon neutral throughout their entire life cycle: this even applies to production and disposal processes. However, so far no specifics have been published as to what exactly the first Lexus electric car will become. The company said only that by the middle of the decade it is going to present up to 10 electrified new products and plans to explore the possibility of entering new segments - for example, sports cars and especially luxury sedans.