Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicatedplatform. - Photo: Toyota

Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicatedplatform.

Photo: Toyota

The Toyota bZ4X Concept debuted June 2 at Toyota Motor North America’s headquarters in Plano, Texas, the company reported in a press release.

Toyota sees the introduction of the Toyota bZ4X Concept, first announced in April, as a major step in its electrification efforts. It will be the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella.

“Roughly the size of a RAV4, with the versatility to stand apart from other BEVs, it will be well-positioned in the sweet spot of the market,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president of Toyota Marketing, in the release.

Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform. It features a long wheelbase with short overhangs, resulting in a distinctive design with ample interior space. The open-concept interior is designed to enhance driver comfort and confidence on the road. With every detail engineered, the low position of the instrument panel and the location of the meters above the steering wheel expand the vehicle’s sense of space and increase visibility to aid in safe and secure driving.

Toyota envisions a future in which carbon neutrality is achieved through a portfolio of products with advanced, alternative-fuel and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Overall, Toyota plans to expand to around 70 electrified models globally by 2025. This future lineup willfeature 15 dedicated BEVs, including seven carrying the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker.

In addition, Toyota intends to bring electrification to its pickup truck lineup in the near future. This diverse portfolio of electrified products will help propel Toyota toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

More information on the production model of the Toyota bZ4X will be shared later this year, with sales planning to begin in 2022.

Information: Toyota New Product Showcase page

Originally posted on Charged Fleet

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