Lexus has remained fairly steady in bringing over the innovations from their Toyota and Gazoo Racing departments to the premium brand for a few years now, upgrading the technology across its existing lineup. For example, last year the 2022 LS sedan received a new hands-free steering option for its hybrid powertrain. The new touchscreen infotainment system and user interface that debuted on the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX is now the standard system across all Lexus models in 2023.
2023 also sees the introduction of the Lexus RZ EV SUV, the first all electric production model from the company, with the RZ 450e. Sporting a dual-motor design, one per axle, the new EV produces just about 310 HP equivalent, and has a sizeable battery to give it up to 220 miles of range per charge. It is also one of the most aerodynamic vehicles that Lexus have produced, despite appearances, with a 0.29 coefficient of drag.
In 2023, the Lexus performance vehicle lineup gains the RX 500h performance SUV and IS 500 performance coupe, accompanying the long-term RC F and LC performance models.