Lexus Debuts the Lexus LF-ZC, a Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Concept

Lexus New Zealand have released news of their next-generation battery EV concept, the Lexus LF-LC.

  • World premiere of the next-generation BEV mobility flagship concept LF-ZC presents future vision of the Lexus brand.
  • Scheduled for launch in 2026.
  • Next-generation BEV architecture brings together state-of-the-art software and hardware platforms for an elevated automotive experience.
  • “Arene OS” seamlessly integrates digital life into the vehicle, providing personalised driving experiences as well as extended entertainment and connectivity.
  • Innovative use of bamboo, a long-time signature Lexus material, explores possibilities for luxury in a circular economy.

Read the full press release from Lexus New Zealand below for more details. 

  • Lexus LF-ZC Concept

Lexus has revealed a range of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) concept models under the theme “Pushing the Boundaries of the Electrified Experience” at today’s Japan Mobility Show 2023. The Lexus booth hosted the global debut of the next-generation BEV concept car LF-ZC, set for release in 2026, along with the BEV flagship concept model LF-ZL, which offers a glimpse into the brand’s future.

Since its inception in 1989, Lexus has pushed boundaries in the automotive industry, consistently challenging the conventional notions of luxury and offering customers new product propositions and experiences by anticipating changing customer needs with creativity and attention to detail.

  • Lexus LF-ZC Concept

Vice President of Lexus New Zealand, Andrew Davis, says Lexus globally is committed to becoming an electric brand by 2035.
“This is an exciting time for the future of Lexus and our growing BEV product offering. The uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand and globally continues to accelerate each year as luxury car buyers realise how seamlessly a BEV can fit their lifestyle.”

“Seeing the LF-ZC concept introduced today as part of the next-generation Lexus BEV line-up is hugely motivating as it demonstrates positive, tangible steps towards the Lexus 2035 commitment. Around 90% of Lexus cars sold in New Zealand this year were electrified, and we’re looking to continue our carbon reduction journey as more fully electric models and options become available,” he says.

The LF-ZC (Lexus Future Zero-emission Catalyst) is due for market launch in 2026. As the name suggests, the model forms the catalyst for new experiences in the electric age, including elevated driving dynamics, uncompromised design, and new exclusive services.

Joining the production concept is the LF-ZL (Lexus Future Zero-emission Luxury), a BEV vision concept that offers a glimpse into a future where mobility, people, and society are seamlessly connected. Offering an unparalleled level of personalised customer interaction with the vehicle, it provides distinctive driving experiences for each individual, taking hints from their actions and making ongoing suggestions. This future flagship model aims to present an innately sustainable luxury lifestyle that empowers customers to live in tune with their needs while reducing their environmental and social impact.

Read the full press release or speak to our Lexus of Christchurch team for more information and to view the Lexus range.

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Lexus LF-ZC Concept
The 2023 Lexus NX vehicle range