Toyota has revealed its first-ever Electric Vehicle (EV) concept as a part of its ‘Beyond Zero’ series of EVs. The vehicle ‘bZ4X’ is an all-electric crossover SUV that is underpinned by a dedicated EV platform that was built jointly by Toyota and Subaru, and reportedly features two electric motors and an all-wheel-drive powertrain.
Upon revealing the concept, Toyota officials told Car and Driver that it will add 15 EVs to its lineup in the near future and that seven of them will be sold under the bZ (Beyond Zero) tag.
The bZ4X crossover SUV will be the first of the new EV lineup to make its debut because the SUV market is arguably the most popular across the globe these days.
The vehicle is the same size as the Toyota RAV4 but is much sharper in terms of style. Although the company has not revealed much about its performance, range, and battery pack, it is being speculated that the car will take on the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E with 305 miles of range, and the Tesla Model Y with 326 miles of range.
The bZ4X will be debuted in either the second or third quarter of the 2022 calendar year as per reports from Toyota. Considering that its platform was co-developed by Subaru, it is being speculated that Subaru will also launch an EV around the same time as Toyota or in the near future.