2023 Toyota bZ4X EV

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    Toyota City, Japan, April 19, 2021―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles, on April 19. At Auto Shanghai, a motor show held in Shanghai, China, Toyota unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series.

    The Toyota bZ4X is an SUV BEV jointly developed with Toyota's partner, Subaru. This new vehicle adopts the e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform that was jointly developed by the two companies; it takes advantage of the strength of Toyota, which boasts expertise in vehicle electrification, and Subaru, which possesses outstanding AWD technologies, and realizes driving performance that is both comfortable and enjoyable. The characteristics of the Toyota bZ4X are outlined below.

    • Using a BEV-specific platform, the bZ4X combines a long wheelbase with a short overhang; this results both in a distinctive design, and in an interior space comparable to a D-segment sedan.
    • A uniquely shaped steering wheel eliminates the need to change grip when steering, and also contributes to a spacious interior; the vehicle adopts a steer-by-wire system that provides a smooth driving feel aligned with the driver's intentions.
    • The low position of the instrument panel and the location of the meters above the steering wheel serve not only to enhance the vehicle's sense of space, but also improve visibility and contribute to safe and secure driving.
    • The bZ4X adopts a new AWD system jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru; it combines safe and pleasing driving performance―made possible by the unique responsiveness of electrified vehicles―with an impressive off-road performance.
    • In addition to the use of regenerative energy systems, the vehicle also adopts a solar recharging system; this cleverly recharges the battery while stationary, and further enhances the unique environmental performance of a BEV. It also provides cruising range that ensures customers not to be inconvenienced in wintertime.
    Toyota plans to produce the Toyota bZ4X in Japan and China; it hopes to begin worldwide sales of the model by the middle of 2022.

    Toyota announces its new BEV series, Toyota bZ, in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles | Toyota | Global Newsroom | Toyota Motor Corporation Official Global Website

    US press release: Toyota Debuts All-Electric SUV Concept - Toyota USA Newsroom

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    Other outlets:

    Toyota kicks off new ‘Beyond Zero’-emissions brand with bZ4X Concept | Driving

    Toyota bZ4X Concept First Look: The First of Many EVs to Come

    Toyota BZ4X EV concept is US-bound, launches new 'Beyond Zero' branding - Roadshow


    Toyota bZ4X Concept Previews First of Seven New bZ EVs
     
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    The trolley-pole model, operating from a 60 Hz overhead contact system, will be the Toyota bZZT, of course.
     
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    looks interesting!
    lexus marketers must be rolling over in their graves
     
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    i think prius owners are burned out on toyota bev promises. show us the money!
     
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    Or those that would be excited by a Toyota BEV have already moved on to another brand.
     
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    yes, that too. i'm still interested, but i don't get too excited about vaporware. when i can buy one, i'll weigh out the excitement level.
     
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    True. I plan on doing that myself sometime in the next year or two. I really really really hope Toyota becomes serious about BEV's and leaves their dreams of hydrogen behind. I would take a whole lot of convincing to become a Toyota customer once again after they put their trust and PR in the last administration and fought tooth and nail for lower emission standards in Cali and all of USA and their anti-EV advertising. I know they've made recent remarks to the opposite. Perhaps they've seen the light, or dollars.

    I will state that the design of this bZ does not turn me off as I thought it would -- and there isn't the grand maw grille ala Lexus.
     
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    Yup. Two other vehicles have caught my eye and it’s not Toyota.
     
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    I just hope it drives just as well as the first gen. The first gen had a really nice 6-speed. Usually when they enlarge the engine and give it more power, it tends to be more pudgy and less lightweight.

    A bonkers GR Corolla (or possibly called Corolla Sport GRMN) is in the pipeline. 300hp, rally inspired AWD and 6-speed of course.
     
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    Wake us up once delivery goes beyond china .... and its 300 mile range is advertised .... and its sub 2.5 drag CD is posted ...... and its 150kW DC charging is capable ........ plus USA marketed ....... and comparable to others - 100,000 miles wIth NO more than 20% range/capacity loss. THEN - its not just a dog & Pony show.
     
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    Hmm...I don't not like it. (y)

    The two tone front fender area is...interesting.
     
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    Where are the cup holders?
     
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    Asking the important questions :LOL:

    based on the photos, I believe it’s the large open bin immediately ahead of the centre console armrest/lid. It appears the interior is wide enough for side by side cup holders rather than tandem or front/back like the Prius.
     
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