Japanese automobile giant, Toyota is recognized for specializing in and being an enormous advocate of manufacturing hybrid electric vehicles, it is now aiming at joining the electric vehicle arena with the rollout of its first all-electric SUV — the bZ4X. The latest car is an all-electric crossover SUV that is a part of Toyota’s ‘Beyond Zero’ series of electric vehicles (EVs) and will be underpinned by a dedicated EV platform that will also be shared by other Toyota and Subaru EVs in the future.
The First All-Electric SUV of Toyota Will Go Up Against Other Notable Car Brands
The all-electric SUV, bZ4X has been produced in cooperation with Subaru and will go up against Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and VW ID4 upon its entry into the market in 2022. In terms of dimensions, the vehicle is the same as the Toyota RAV4 but is more distinctive in terms of style and form. Its dynamic body angles and lines, sharp profile, edgy headlight and taillight designs, Sportback-Esque tailgate design, and modern-looking front and rear bumpers all enable it to stand out from the masses.
BZ4X Will Be Available in Two Versions
Furthermore, the all-electric SUV, bZ4X will be available in two versions: a front-wheel-drive variant and an all-wheel-drive variant. They will both have a 71.4 kWh battery pack that will present an ‘expected’ range of over 280 miles (450.616 km) however, the actual numbers are likely to be different depending on individual driving habits. The FWD variant will have 201 hp and 256 Nm of torque, while the AWD variant will make 215 hp and 336 Nm of torque.
The all-electric SUV, bZ4X is expected to be revealed to the public in Europe by the end of this year but it will arrive at dealerships in the first half of 2022 at an expected starting price of £35,000.