Lexus has officially unveiled the 2024 Lexus RZ model year, which will be offered in two primary variants: the existing all-wheel-drive RZ 450e and the all-new front-wheel-drive RZ 300e. The new front-wheel-drive variant not only provides significantly better range but also costs less.

The entry-level Lexus RZ 300e has a single electric motor and a slightly different battery—a 72.8 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The front-drive variant is somewhat bigger in capacity than the all-wheel-drive version. The motor produces 201 horsepower, and the 300e can go up to 266 miles on a charge when coupled with the standard 18-inch wheels. The driving range is reduced to 224 miles with optional 20-inch wheels.

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The 2024 Lexus RZ 450e Premium has an MSRP of $59,850 ($200 more than previously). The Luxury trim costs $430 more than previously, with a starting price of $65,580.

The all-new 2024 Lexus RZ 300e Premium FWD starts at $55,150, which is $4,700 cheaper than the 450e Premium AWD. That includes the standard 18-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels are $1,240. The Luxury trim starts at $60,880.

For 2024, Lexus introduced a new Copper Crest exterior paint color and provided a standard dual-voltage charging cable for 120V and 240V outlets. The driver assistance systems have also been enhanced, and adaptive cruise control can now better control speed around curves.

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The 2024 Lexus RZ range will start on sale this month.

Source: Lexus