The Toyota bZ4X Concept is ready to roll through North America as the company shares its vision for a global series of battery-electric vehicles to the introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella.
“We are already global leaders in electrification, with the industry’s most popular and proven range of gasoline-electric hybrid models, plus plug-in hybrids and fuel cell electric vehicles,” noted Cyril Dimitris, vice-president, Toyota Canada Inc. “With the Toyota bZ4X Concept, we’re gearing up to introduce North Americans to the first of a series of new models, all built around Toyota’s battery electric technology.”
Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform. The concept conveys Toyota’s legendary quality, durability and long-term reliability (QDR) in combination with AWD capabilities to achieve a driving experience that is both comfortable and engaging.
The Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features a long wheelbase with short overhangs, resulting in a distinctive design with ample interior space. The open-concept interior is designed to enhance driver comfort and confidence on the road. With every detail purposefully engineered, the low position of the instrument panel and the location of the meters above the steering wheel not only help expand the vehicle’s sense of space, but also increase visibility to aid in safe and secure driving.
Overall, Toyota plans to expand to around 70 electrified models globally by 2025. This future lineup will feature 15 dedicated BEVs, including seven carrying the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. In addition, Toyota intends to bring electrification to its pickup truck lineup in the near future. This diverse portfolio of electrified products will help propel Toyota toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
More information on the production model of the Toyota bZ4X will be shared later this year, with sales planning to begin in 2022.