Lexus Complete Business Car Award Double

Tue 27th Sep 2022

One of the UK’s most successful business car brands, Lexus, has underlined its credentials for premium business class motoring by claiming two major awards at the 2022 Business Car Awards.

Judges awarded Best Premium Medium SUV to the Lexus NX and the coveted One To Watch for the Lexus RZ. The second generation NX impressed the publication’s judges for practicality, performance and space, with the magazine’s editor Martyn Collins saying: “The all-new NX impresses with its extra practicality and performance, plus there’s the NX 450h’s EV range and low 8 per cent BIK figure. On top of the added space, the NX’s new Global Architecture means it’s a tidy and refined choice that’s worthy of picking over German rivals in this class.”

But it is the RZ that might be taking all the awards next year as it is earmarked for a bright future by the Business Car organisers. Lexus’ first ever bespoke fully electric SUV, the RZ will be on sale in the UK in 2023, having been built and developed from the ground up on a dedicated BEV platform. 

“The RZ is the first all-electric Lexus developed from the ground up and, when it goes on sale next year, it is sure to shake up established premium brand rivals with 309hp, a range of more than 250 miles and fully fly-by-wire steering,” Collins added.

In accepting the award, Neil Broad, General Manager at One Toyota Fleet Services said: “The second generation NX continues to impress all round, representing a new chapter in Lexus design, electrified powertrains and advanced technologies including the brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric  model, the NX 450h+.”  On the RZ model, he added, “It is a real honour to accept this award in anticipation of a model not yet on sale.  It absolutely highlights the exciting potential of the new technologies and enhanced performance the RZ 450e will bring to market.”