TOKYO – Toyota's new bZ4X Concept all-electric crossover previews the Japanese automaker's plan to play catch-up in the global electric vehicle race, kicking off a 15-vehicle EV lineup that includes a new "Beyond Zero" subbrand and a battery-electric pickup.
Toyota unveiled the bZ4X at the Shanghai auto show, positioning it as a close-to-production sneak peek of a battery-powered crossover that will go on sale by mid-2022. The vehicle will be produced in Japan and China and sold worldwide. U.S. plans were not detailed.
The bZ4X was jointly developed with Subaru Corp., which is 20 percent owned by Toyota. The electric crossover is the first vehicle built on Toyota Motor Corp.'s new e-TNGA dedicated EV platform and leverages Subaru's all-wheel-drive technology.