T​oyota Debuts bZ4X Concept, the First of Seven EVs

T​he electric crossover previews seven Toyota EVs to come, including a pickup truck.

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K​ey Points:

1​. Toyota has revealed the bZ4X concept, the first of seven global "Beyond Zero" EVs.

2​. It's built on a platform developed with Subaru, and features a dual-motor, all-wheel drive layout.

3​. Ultimately, there will be 15 new Toyota electric vehicles, with seven carrying the bZ nameplate.


T​oyota has unveiled the bZ4X concept, the first of seven "Beyond Zero" electric vehicles out of 15 BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) total. It's based on a platform that was co-developed with Subaru, and benefits from a dual-motor, all-wheel drive setup. Toyota says the production bZ4X will arrive in mid-2022, with more details coming at a later date.



W​ith sharp styling and a long wheelbase, the bZ4X is, while still subdued compared to some EV concepts, quite the sight. The vehicle, in a way, resembles the RAV4, with large fender flares and the same overall stance. This is a good move by Toyota, because the RAV4 was the automaker's best-selling vehicle in the U.S last year.

T​he Toyota bZ4X is based on the e-TNGA platform, which will also support upcoming Subaru EVs. Its powertrain consists of dual motors and all-wheel drive, but further details including battery size and range have yet to be released. A single-motor bZ should be obtainable at some point, but whether it will be front- or rear-wheel drive can only be left to speculation.

M​oving inside, things are a little awkward. The bZ4X's massive center console area and small steering wheel, in addition to a set-back digital gauge cluster make its interior a little tight. In the images provided, a rotary shift knob and under-console storage with USB-C ports can be seen.



T​oyota says the bZ4X will go on sale in the middle of 2022, with further details arriving at a later date. The brand intends to have 70 electrified vehicles globally by 2025, with 15 being fully electric. On a larger scale, it has also pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

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