At the opening of the Shanghai Motor Show, Toyota unveiled the concept of its first production electric car. The “green” crossover is called bZ4X (Beyond Zero, which means “Beyond zero”), and is comparable in size to the RAV4. The production version of the car should go on sale in mid-2022.
The novelty was built on the e-TNGA platform. According to the developers, this architecture allows the creation of cars “with excellent handling and attractive appearance.” The SUV was developed by Toyota in cooperation with Subaru. The latter will release their own version of the crossover, which may be called Evoltis.
The car lacks a traditional radiator grill. Toyota bZ4X received narrow LED headlights, wide air intake, short overhangs, embossed hood and lights combined into one unit. Inside the electric car, a steering wheel was installed instead of the traditional steering wheel, a digital dashboard and a large touchscreen display.
The technical characteristics of the novelty are kept secret. According to unofficial data, the basic versions of the car will be offered with one electric motor. Older modifications will be equipped with two electric motors. It will be possible to buy a car with front or all-wheel drive. The model will compete with Volkswagen ID.4, Nissan Ariya and other similar cars.