At the Shanghai Motor Show, Toyota presented a concept of its first mass-produced electric car. “The “green” crossover is called bZ4X (Beyond Zero), and is comparable in size to the RAV4. The serial version of the car should go on sale in mid-2022.
The novelty is built on the e-TNGA platform. According to the developers, this architecture allows creating cars “with excellent controllability and attractive appearance”. The SUV was developed by Toyota together with Subaru. The latter will release their own version of the crossover, which may be called Evoltis.
The car has no traditional grille. The Toyota bZ4X has narrow LED headlights, wide air intake, short overhangs, a sharply curved hood and lights combined into one unit. The interior of the electric car has a steering wheel instead of a traditional steering wheel, a digital dashboard and a large touchscreen.
Specifications of the new items are kept secret. According to unofficial data, the base version of the car will be offered with a single electric motor. Senior modifications will be equipped with two electric motors. The car will be available with front or all-wheel drive. The model will compete with the Volkswagen ID.4, Nissan Ariya and other similar vehicles.