Toyota to Launch bZ4X in Japan Next Month

Toyota plans for mass-produced electric vehicles. The company plans to debut its new bZ4X all-electric SUV in Japan on May 12, 2022.

bZ4X is Toyota’s first EV co-developed with Subaru. Toyota claims that it is mass-produce at the Motomachi plant which relies on environmentally-friendly utility power extracted from recyclable sources. The company says that its new production plant and EV will help it in achieving carbon neutrality.

Toyota expects to sell around 5,000 bZ4X cars in Japan in 2022. They’re planning to sell 3,000 in the third quarter and 2,000 by the end of the year.

Toyota bZ4X Price And Details

bZ4X is an all-electric subcompact crossover SUV that competes with Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4. It can be purchased in the international market in two variants — XLE and Limited. Both variants will provide a choice between Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) powertrains.

The FWD variants have one electric motor and make 210 horsepower, while the AWD variants have two electric motors, on each axle, and make 214 horsepower. The base FWD variants use a 71.4 kWh battery pack with cells from Panasonic, while the AWD variants use a 72.8 kWh battery pack with cells from CATL.

The EPA says the average range for the FWD variant is 228 miles and that for the AWD version is 252 miles. Toyota bZ4X Price starts at $42,000 and goes up to $48,780.

bZ4X is Toyota’s first step toward electrification, and the demand for EVs is rising. The company plans to expand its lineup soon.