19 Apr 2021: Toyota bZ4X SUV concept, with a solar charging system, revealed
Prior to its unveiling at the Shanghai Auto Show 2021, Japanese automaker Toyota has revealed its bZ4X electric SUV concept.
The brand's first model, based on the e-TNGA platform, has an eye-catching design and a futuristic cabin. It draws power from an electric powertrain with a solar charging system to ensure that cold weather has minimal impact on performance.
Here are more details.
Exteriors: The car houses a black strip with sensors
The Toyota bZ4X Concept has a sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet, a sleek black strip that houses sensors for autonomous driving features, sharp-looking headlamps, and sculpted air vents.
It is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, flared wheel arches, and designer multi-spoke wheels.
A shark fin and a large wrap-around taillight with V-shaped ends grace the rear section of the vehicle.
Fact: It runs on a twin-motor electric powertrain
The Toyota bZ4X Concept draws power from a dual-motor electric powertrain linked to an all-wheel-drive system and promises off-road capability. The vehicle's range has been optimized, thanks to an onboard solar charging system which makes sure that colder weather has minimal impact on usability.
Interiors: The vehicle boasts of a racing-type steering wheel
The Toyota bZ4X Concept has a spacious 5-seater cabin, featuring a textured dashboard, a wide center console, cup holders at the front, and a multifunctional racing-type steering wheel.
It houses a low-mounted instrument panel and a touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options.
For the passengers' safety, the production version (if it happens) should have multiple airbags and a rear-view camera.
Fact: Toyota bZ4X Concept: Availability
The Toyota bZ4X is a concept vehicle and hence will not go into production. However, it marks the debut of the brand's new electrification strategy, under which at least 15 pure-electric vehicles will be launched in the international markets by 2025.