Lexus unveils futuristic LF-Z Electrified conceptMarch 30, 2021
The Japanese brand has revealed its new Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept. The novelty has received a huge number of the most advanced technologies and boasts a rather daring design.
Lexus intends to fully switch to the production of electric vehicles. A few minutes ago, the company’s press office revealed the Zero Emission LF-Z Electrified Concept “which paves the way for a range of greener production models” due to launch by 2025. The goal is to introduce 20 new models with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric powertrains by mid-decade.
The LF-Z Electrified showcases the design, performance and technology that will be available in the brand’s vehicles in four years. The concept is a low-slung SUV with a fastback roof and a center fin that splits the rear window in half, and the concept will receive slim LED lights at the front and rear.
As a concept, the crossover has large wheels and side cameras instead of conventional mirrors.
As has been seen on some high-end EVs, the LF-Z Electrified replaces traditional door handles with electronic handles that pop out only when you need them. They can be opened by touching a sensor installed inside the handle and will not open fully if the vehicle’s sensors detect approaching vehicles.
It is worth mentioning separately the massive glass roof, which has an electrochromic structure, which means that its transparency can change depending on the wishes of the passengers. The avant-garde interior seats four in a minimalist cabin where conventional controls are kept to a minimum.
Lexus did not elaborate on the specs, only claiming that the LCF-Z Electrified is built on a custom platform and uses a Direct4 electric motor. It consists of “high power” twin electric motors providing four-wheel drive with the ability to switch to rear-wheel or front-wheel drive as required.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Lexus equipped the IS Wax Edition sedan with a turntable. The Japanese Lexus IS sedan in the Wax Edition version is the only instance of the model that can reproduce vinyl records. The tape recorder that plays records is in the glove box.
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