Toyota has now given some information about its forthcoming Toyota BZ4X Specs. The battery-electric SUV was debuted at the Shanghai auto show earlier this year.
The new RAV4’s design is distinctive and different from prior models. It has a contemporary appearance that differs from others in the RAV4 lineup. The designers were reportedly inspired by the hammerhead shark while developing the front end of the new vehicle.
The will use the all-new e-TNGA EV platform, which Toyota plans to produce up to 15 battery-electric vehicles from by 2025. Toyota will invest around $13.6 billion in battery tech over the next decade. This includes a $9 billion investment in production, as they want to make more electric cars.
Power & Handling
Toyota has provided further information about the vehicle this week. It will be powered by a 71.4 kWh battery. A single front-mounted motor with 201 horsepower FWD will be available in one variant, which will accomplish the 0–100 km/h milestone in 8.4 seconds and travel 500 km (or 310 miles) on a single charge.
The BZ4X will have a dual-motor AWD version. It will produce 215 horsepower, achieve a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph), and have a driving range of 460 km (285 miles) based on global WLTC rating which can be more than the EPA’s rating.
The Toyota BZ4X Specs show that it is coming with a 71.4kWh battery pack. It is the same size as the Volkswagen ID 4 and Nissan Ariya. The battery can be charged to 80% full in 30 minutes with 150 kilowatts of power.
It will come with two powertrains: a 201-horsepower front-wheel-drive, and a 215hp all-wheel-drive that will have estimated ranges of 310 and 286 miles per charge, respectively. (Those estimates are based on the global WLTC rating, which tends to be higher than the EPA’s estimates.) The vehicle is equipped with a 71.4kWh battery pack, which is on par with the Volkswagen ID 4 and the Nissan Ariya in terms of energy capacity.
Toyota has released further information about its planned electric SUV, the BZ4X, which includes a wing-shaped steering yoke similar to that of the Tesla Model S. There is no link between the steering wheel and the tires on a steer-by-wire system.
The driver only has to turn the yoke up to 150 degrees from side to side, with or without their hands. For those who are not interested in the yoke design, the BZ4X will include a conventional steering wheel and system.
According to Toyota, the yoke design will improve U-turns. The yoke design will first be made available to Chinese customers. At this time, whether it will be sold in additional locations is not yet announced.
Along with the above Toyota BZ4X Specs, the car will include an intriguing power-saving option. A solar roof will be available as a choice. Toyota claims that with its solar roof, you may drive 1,800 kilometers of free sun-powered driving each year. This is great if you live in a sunny area and often park your car inside.
The vehicle’s interior is a one-of-a-kind combination of dials and screens. The instrument cluster, which is positioned high in front of the driver, has a unique design and displays information. The unique screen placement away from the steering wheel is designed to improve driver visibility.
The center console and the steering wheel are littered with physical buttons. The BZ4X doesn’t just rely on touchscreen controls. It has a variety of knobs and buttons for drivers and passengers to play with.
Brand New Platform
Toyota’s new sport utility vehicle (SUV) will be built on a flexible platform designed in collaboration with another Japanese automaker, Subaru, which it owns a minor percentage of. The e-TNGA platform will allow for several features, such as steer-by-wire and all-wheel drive, as well as improved visibility.
We do not know the price of the new Toyota BZ4X, but it must compete against the all-new Nissan Ariya in Japan, expected to be realized soon. Check out more of the interior and exterior preview of this car!
Toyota has not specified whether the BZ4X will be offered in the United States, but it will first appear in Japan during the second half of 2022. More information about pricing and manufacturing is expected in the near future.