Toyota bZ4X price, release date, range and specs for the 2023 EV crossover
Although Toyota is the king of hybrids after 20 years of Prius sales, it has been extremely slow to adopt fully electric cars. Instead, it focuses on selling lots of lightweight hybrids, plug-in hybrids like the Prius Prime and RAV4 Prime, and even hydrogen-powered cars like the Toyota Mirai that I reviewed earlier this year. .
But that changes with the new (and terribly named) bZ4x, the first car from the “Toyota bZ” brand. bZ stands for “beyond zero,” and Toyota says seven cars will carry the bZ moniker. It’s not an amazing name, but there’s a good chance it’s a good car.
True to its mass-market roots, Toyota says it is focusing on affordability, not range, with its new electric vehicles. “To have a positive impact on the environment, you have to sell a high volume of cars,” said Cooper Ericksen, director of product planning and strategy at Toyota. Green Car Reports. “So it’s very important that the price is such that we can make it into a real business model. “
Ericksen then compared the EV range to horsepower. Of course, everyone would love to have 400 HP, but for the right price, they might be willing to settle for 120 HP. Note that the entry-level Toyota Corolla makes 139 horsepower.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Toyota bZ4X, from release date, price and specs to lineup – power – and the charging time.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.
What is the release date of the Toyota bZ4X?
Toyota says the bZ4X is expected to hit dealerships in mid-2022.
What is the price of the Toyota bZ4X?
There is no pricing indication yet, but maybe it will arrive at a lower price than the current crop of EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID. 4. That would put it somewhere in the high end of $ 30,000 to $ 40,000, but we’ll have to see where that lands when Toyota finally announces pricing.
What is the lineup of the Toyota bZ4X?
Toyota says it expects the EPA rating for the bZ4X to end at around 250 miles for the single-engine, front-wheel drive version. Expect official numbers closer to the final version, with the AWD version perhaps coming in a bit below the FWD.
What is the charging time of the Toyota bZ4X?
Toyota says it will be able to charge up to 80% of its 72 kWh battery capacity in under an hour. It’s not particularly impressive, but we’ll have to wait for the final product to get some firmer numbers.
What is the horsepower and torque of the Toyota bZ4X?
The bZ4X produces 215 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque from its dual electric motors, while the single-engine front-wheel drive version produces around 201 hp.
What is the 0-60 time and the top speed of the Toyota bZ4X?
Toyota didn’t say it, but don’t expect it to be quick.
Is the Toyota bZ4X autonomous?
No, but the bZ4X will be the first Toyota to offer the next-generation Toyota Safety Sense package (TSS 3.0), with better radar and a forward-facing camera. New features will include low-light cyclist detection, daytime motorcyclist detection and guardrail detection.
Does the Toyota bZ4X have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
Yes, the bZ4X comes with a 12.3 inch touchscreen and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
How can I pre-order the Toyota bZ4X?
Fill out this form on the Toyota website for updates on bZ4X availability and pre-order.