Toyota’s bZ4X BEV SUV concept car began to attract people’s attention when it debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, and its journey to the United States has begun.
The automaker confirmed yesterday that this concept car has officially landed at its headquarters in Plano, Texas, and plans to start selling corner crossovers in the United States next year. (We hope it will have a less obtrusive name when it launches).
“With the size and versatility of the RAV4, it can stand out from other BEVs, and it will occupy a place in the golden corner of the market,” Toyota Vice President of Marketing Lisa Matarazzo said in a press release.
Given that Toyota continues to sell more than 400,000 RAV4s each year in the United States alone, it is not surprising that the automaker expects the bZ4X BEV to perform well here-for a more spacious and smoother feel—
for example, the dashboard is located closer to the steering wheel than most cars and has information displays—than the usual entertainment and control groups, such as Tesla, but overall it is a bit more stylish and cleaner than the internal RAV4 2021.
The open cockpit is at the top of the new e-TNGA platform developed by Anna in cooperation with Subaru; Toyota is reportedly developing electric vehicles, and Subaru has applied its extensive knowledge of all-wheel drive (not surprisingly, Subaru plans to launch its own Electric SUV Solterra, based on the same framework).
As Toyota pointed out in 2019, the e-TNGA platform is designed to be modular: the arrangement of the front and rear motors is fixed, the width of the battery and the position of the driver relative to the front wheel are also fixed, but “wheelbase, the number of built-in batteries, Overhangs, and other items can be changed.
“Unfortunately, Toyota has not publicly talked about the speed of its first electric car, the e-TNGA, so we have to wait for the automaker to reveal more about the car.
The automaker confirmed that this concept car has officially landed at its headquarters in Plano, Texas, and plans to start selling corner crossovers in the United States next year. Toyota continues to sell more than 400,000 RAV4s each year in the United States alone, it is not surprising that the automaker expects the bZ4X BEV to perform well.