The first Toyota BEV will be the bZ4X, an all-new SUV that the automaker recently revealed and will arrive in the United States in mid-2022. Similar in size to the Toyota RAV4 — the bestselling SUV in America — the bZ4X is the first of seven new bZ-branded electric vehicles expected to launch by 2025.
The 2022 Toyota bZ4X was developed with Subaru based on the Toyota e-TNGA architecture created to support all-electric, zero-emission vehicles. It has a single electric motor drawing power from a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, sending 201 net system horsepower to the front wheels. A dual-motor model will also be available that has all-wheel drive and a slight horsepower bump up to 215. It will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds.
Toyota says the bZ4X will go 250 miles on a single charge and that, with a 150-kW fast charger, customers will be able to recharge 80 percent of the battery in just half an hour. Additionally, optional solar panels will enable drivers like you to get about 1,000 miles of extra driving range per year.
The bZ4X will also be the first Toyota to feature the next-generation Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 suite of driver assistance features. Its enhanced sensor capabilities will allow it to detect guardrails and cyclists in low-light conditions, something cars currently struggle to do.
Production for the bZ4X will kick off in mid-2022, so expect to see the all-new, all-electric Toyota SUV at Courvelle Toyota in the late summer.