Lexus LF-Z concept previews brand’s electric future
Lekus expresses its ambitions for electric vehicles with the clear LF-Z electrified concept of “combining the performance, style and technology that Lekus wants to achieve with the electric vehicles of the future”.
The Japanese luxury brand was one of the leaders in the first wave of electric cars. We currently plan to expand this original version to 20 new or improved models that will be a fully plug-in or electric hybrid by 2025.
As part of this new strategy, Lexus proposed a plan to introduce sports cars “Drivers adapted to cars” and the introduction of “completely new” models, with the first two models added to the line later this year.
The LF-Z concept tells you what to expect from a brand new electric vehicle. Unlike Lexus ’first electric car, the UKS 300e LF-Z sits on a new generation specific EV platform, with fewer SUV-inspired parts to improve performance, and as a result, is not good
The wedge logo on the front of the car has the shape of a grille used on conventional Lexus vehicles, but the LF-Z represents a completely different design from the upcoming Lexus electric. Some details, such as the unique design of the wheel arches and sloping roof wedges, have been significantly reduced in production.
However, Lexus suggests that all new taillights and new logos are a sign of future electric vehicles. “The simple, impressive shape is rooted in solid proportions and a unique look.”
The interior, known as the Lexus cockpit, represents the driver’s interest in a new family of electric vehicles. Improved display of the reality of the windshield and steering wheel reduces driver concern, while screens under the doorless pillars and a tinted panoramic roof give a “feeling of relief”.
The artificial intelligence technology used in the LF-Z provides navigation assistance and enables vehicles to “Become a lifestyle protector” by learning driver preferences and functions. Actions can be managed using a special phone application.
The LF-Z is powered by a rear engine that delivers 536 hp and 516 lb-ft, and features a new Direct4 drive system that can deliver power to the front, rear or both axles as needed. 0 to 100 km
The individual control system uses a wired connection system that eliminates the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the steering wheel, Lexus said, improving accuracy and reducing vibration. There are still no production cars that use this technology.
The 90kVh lithium-ion battery is placed just below the car floor. It can charge up to 150kV and has a VLTP range of 603 miles.