The Toyota bZ4X Concept is an electric SUV of the same size as the RAV4, which could be launched in mid-2022.
Toyota said it has 15 new electric models being deployed, of which 7 use the nickname bZ (short for beyond Zero). The first in concept 15form is the bZ4X crossover that has just been introduced by the company.
Launched at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the Toyota bZ4X belongs to the C-class SUV group similar to the RAV4.
The bZ4X concept has the same shape and size as the RAV4 crossover but is lower, the wheelbase is longer and the styling is sharper.
From the outside, this concept demonstrates the characteristics of a powerful electric car.
The front end does not have a grille, instead a small air inlet in the middle, combined with a black sensor strip to form a hammer head.
The front bumper with large aerodynamic air intakes covers a bright chrome trim, while at the rear is a black plastic cladding.
On the side, embossed lines create muscle mass that stretches from the top to the rear.
The interior of the car is futuristic, the yoke-style steering wheel looks quite modern, combined with an electronic steering system.
Large touch screen in the middle of the dashboard, below is a dial to select the number, the storage compartment and two USB-C ports.
Currently, Toyota has not mentioned the capacity of the battery pack as well as the distance the car can travel per full charge. However, the bZ4X will compete with electric crossovers like the Ford Mustang Mach-E (490 km per charge) and the Tesla Model Y (524 km).
The BZ4X, as well as upcoming Toyota models, will build on the e-TNGA electric vehicle structure that Toyota co-develops with Subaru.
The car may reach the US market by mid next year. Production version is expected to cost 40,000 USD.