The All-New Toyota bZ4X

  • All-new, all-electric mid-size SUV, the first model in Toyota’s new bZ – Beyond Zero – range of battery electric vehicles
  • First model to feature eTNGA philosophy, which integrates the battery unit into the vehicle’s structure, giving extra rigidity and a low centre of gravity for rewarding driving dynamics
  • eTNGA is a modular architecture that can be easily adapted for different vehicle sizes and types
  • Available in front and all-wheel drive versions
  • bZ4X brings class-leading off-road capability to the BEV market with optional all-wheel drive system
  • Driving range of up to 516 km for FWD model, 470 km with AWD

The bZ4X is Toyota’s first all-new battery electric vehicle (BEV). It breaks new ground in launching the company’s bZ “Beyond Zero” sub-brand of zero emission models and in bringing genuine SUV off-road driving capability to the BEV market for the first time. Its introduction will accelerate Toyota’s multi-technology path towards its goal of carbon neutrality.

The bZ4X’s quality and performance are founded on Toyota’s world-leading experience in electrified vehicle technology, a heritage that spans more than a quarter of a century. The company has also worked with Subaru as its development partner for bZ4X, benefiting from the manufacturer’s renowned expertise in areas such as all-wheel drive engineering.

The bZ4X is not an adaptation of an existing model. Instead, it is wholly original and the first of what will be a series of different bZ vehicles to be constructed on a new Toyota platform dedicated to BEVs. eTNGA integrates the battery unit into the chassis, entirely beneath the vehicle floor. The result is a strong and highly rigid framework and a low centre of gravity, defining factors in the bZ4X’s stable and rewarding dynamic performance. The modular design allows it to be easily adapted for use in a wide range of different vehicle types, spanning from small to larger segments.

The bZ4X is available in both front and all-wheel drive versions. The FWD model features a 150-kW front-mounted eAxle that produces 204 DIN hp and 265 Nm maximum torque. The AWD model, uses front and rear 80 kW eAxles with a combined output of up to 218 DIN hp and 337 Nm of torque. Class-leading off-road performance is enabled by the AWD system, with X-MODE to give secure and stable performance through mud and snow.

The lithium-ion battery unit has a 71.4 kWh capacity and comprises 96 cells which are water-cooled and constantly monitored individually for any signs of abnormality or degradation. Toyota’s confidence in the quality of the battery is reflected in a guarantee it will retain at least 70 per cent of its capacity up to 10 years, covered by the original EV Manufacturing Warranty until 8 years or 160.000 kilometres, and with the additional Extended Battery Care up to 10 years or 1 million kilometres driven that is activated by an annual EV Health Check (T&C apply).

The bZ4X has an official driving range (WLTP standard) of up to 516 km for the FWD version and up to 470 km for the AWD model. Fast-charging to 80% capacity can be accomplished in around 30 minutes, in normal temperature conditions. At launch, the vehicle has a 6.6 kW on-board charger. Cars being produced towards the end of 2022 will be built with an 11 kW unit for faster charging performance.

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