Toyota Motor Corporation, the world's largest car manufacturer is planning to introduce 15 Battery Powered Electric Vehicles (BEVs) by 2025. This would include seven new BEV models under the Toyota beyond Zero (bZ) series. Development of the Toyota bZ series is based on BEV-dedicated platforms that can be used with multiple variations in terms of size and design. Since it is difficult for Toyota to build such a wide range of models by itself, it's working in close collaboration with other auto manufacturers namely Suzuki, BYD, Subaru and Daihatsu for its BEV range.
The bZ4X is one of the newly launched bZ series models that's stated to be manufactured in Japan and China and will be available for sale worldwide in the middle of 2022.
Here are some of the features of the bZ4X BEV SUV as per Toyota's press release.
- 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 steer-by-wire system that provides a smooth driving feel aligned with the driver's intentions.
- bZ4X adopts a new AWD system jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, focus on safety and impressive off-road capabilities
- 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
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