The Toyota bZ4X Concept made its North American debut at Toyota Motor North America’s headquarters earlier this month, Toyota announced.
The Toyota bZ4X Concept is the vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella, the company said.
“Roughly the size of a RAV4, with the versatility to stand apart from other BEVs, it will be well-positioned in the sweet spot of the market,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president of Toyota Marketing. “And the best part is, it’s a Toyota – with the legendary quality, durability and reliability our customers expect.”
Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform.
The Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features a long wheelbase with short overhangs and the open-concept interior is designed to enhance driver comfort and confidence on the road, Toyota designers said, and the low position of the instrument panel and the location of the meters above the steering wheel help expand the vehicle’s sense of space and increase visibility.
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.
More information on the production model of the Toyota bZ4X will be shared later this year, with sales planning to begin in 2022.