Toyota Teases Electric SUV Ahead of April 19 Debut
The EV is expected to be called the BZ, and it will be unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show next week.
1. Toyota has teased an electric SUV, a vehicle that will be fully unveiled on April 19th.
2. It's expected to be called the BZ, for "Beyond Zero", which is the tagline in a released video.
3. The Toyota EV will likely go on sale for 2022 or 2023, but launch dates have yet to be confirmed.
SUBARU (Subaru concept shown)
Toyota will uncover their first 'real' EV next week, and it's expected to be called the BZ. While details are scarce, we know that the automaker will launch two new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and one plug-in hybrid in the U.S soon. The electric SUV could ride on the global e-TNGA platform that was jointly developed with Subaru, and a solid-state-battery powertrain isn't out of the question. This would put Toyota way ahead of Tesla and the whole electric vehicle market.
The vehicle shown, expected to be called the BZ, might not be a concept, but a production model, however Toyota has not provided confirmation yet. The SUV will be unveiled on April 19th, 2021, for the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, which will be held in-person.