The 2023 Toyota bZ4X electric crossover will go on sale this month at U.S. dealerships with perhaps one of the most quizzical nameplates since the ill-fated Merkur XR4Ti.
There are some simple things to understand about Toyota Motor Corp.'s first full-electric vehicle in the U.S. since it produced the 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV with help from Tesla. It’s roughly the size of a 2022 RAV4, with a far steeper rake to its tailgate. It has a dashboard made of cloth instead of a giant piece of vinyl.
And, thanks to aerodynamics, it’s shaped like the vast majority of other compact crossovers, EV or otherwise, in the marketplace, with only styling cues such as its “hammerhead” front fascia to distinguish it.