The Toyota bZ4X BEV has a stylish design and shows how the Japanese manufacturer sees the future of electric crossovers.
Shown for the first time at the Shanghai Auto Show, this electric car features futuristic shapes that will attract a lot of fans. It has a long wheelbase, thanks to which it was possible to get a spacious interior space. According to the manufacturer himself, every detail of the interior of the Toyota bZ4X BEV is thought out to the smallest detail, everything has been done to increase the level of comfort and ensure driving safety. Thus, the low position of the dashboard improves visibility and visually increases the interior space.
As for the technical side of the issue, there is still little known. Even the dimensions of the crossover are unknown. Officially reported only that the Toyota bZ4X BEV is built on the e-TNGA BEV platform, specially designed for electric vehicles. Another well-known Japanese manufacturer also took an active part in the creation of the concept - Subaru. More detailed information about the product, including its possible cost, will be presented later. So far, it has been suggested that the price of the novelty in the minimum configuration will be about $40,000 (the figure was obtained on the basis that this is the price of the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid).
Toyota plans to launch production of the Toyota bZ4X in Japan and China by mid-2022. At the same time, the Toyota bZ4X concept became the first model under the Toyota bZ (Beyond Zero) brand, which is planned to be actively used in the production of electric vehicles.
By 2025 Toyota hopes to bring the total number of electrified models it produces to 70. This refers to a wide variety of electric vehicles - from specialized pickups to tiny city microcars for 2 people. An extensive portfolio of electrified products will help Toyota meet the company's goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.
Rumor has it that Subaru is also working on its own electric SUV, probably called the Evoltis, which will be built on the same e-TNGA platform, according to rumors published by some specialized publishers.