Toyota bZ4X Concept Previews a family of battery-electric vehicles
Toyota has stated that there will be seven 'bZ' models to be launched globally by 2025, starting with the bZ4X. 'bZ' stands for 'beyond Zero', highlighting the direction of the company towards a range of future electrified powertrains, including BEV.
Toyota has revealed today at Shanghai Motor Show, the bZ4X Concept vehicle, the first featured as part of a global electrification strategy, with plans to expand the range in the future. This electric crossover is similar in size to the RAV4 and will be launched next year. Other Toyota EVs will follow, including a pickup truck.
The bZ4X concept is similar in size to the successful RAV4 crossover, with a longer wheelbase and much sharper styling. From the outside, the concept captures the bold, futuristic EV looks, but the same can’t be told for the interior.
Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept is built on the new e-TNGA BEV- dedicated platform. The concept conveys Toyota's legendary quality, durability and long-term reliability (QDR) in combination with Subaru's AWD capabilities.
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, including hybrid and BEV powertrains. This diverse portfolio of electrified products will help propel Toyota toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Toyota plans to produce the Toyota bZ4X in Japan and China; it hopes to begin worldwide sales of the model by the middle of 2022. U.S. product details will be shared at a later date.