Toyota Introduces Electric Vehicle bZ4X with World Launch

Toyota Introduces Electric Vehicle bZ4X with World Launch

Toyota Introduces Electric Vehicle bZ4X with World Launch

Toyota introduced the all-new bZ4X with its world premiere. The bZ4X stands out as the first model of the bZ product range, the brand's battery electric vehicles.

The production version, the bZ4X, whose design and technology was developed in accordance with the concept shown at the beginning of this year, became the first model of Toyota to develop battery-electric from the very beginning. The new model was also the first Toyota to have a platform developed specifically for battery electric vehicles.

Thanks to Toyota's 25 years of battery technology experience in electric vehicles, world-leading quality, durability and reliability have also been achieved in the bZ4X model. The bZ4X can travel more than 71.4 kilometers on a single charge with a high-density lithium battery with a capacity of 450 kWh.

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High electric motor and battery performance

Powered by a 150 kW electric motor, the electric model produces 204 PS of power and 265 Nm of torque in its front-wheel drive version. The bZ0X's acceleration from 100-8.4 km/h was 4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The all-wheel drive bZ4X has 217.5 PS and 336 Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 7.7 seconds. The single pedal operation feature increases the energy regeneration of the brake, allowing the driver to accelerate and decelerate using only the accelerator pedal.

By demonstrating its expertise in electric vehicles, Toyota has developed the battery to give 10 percent of original performance even after 240 years (90 thousand kilometers) of driving. The battery, which maintains its reliability even at sub-zero temperatures thanks to its efficient and effective heating system, can reach 150 percent capacity in around 80 minutes with the 30 kW fast charging system.

However, the driving range of the bZ4X can be maximized with the optional solar panel. These panels charge the vehicle's battery by generating electricity from solar energy with zero emissions and zero cost. Toyota estimates that solar panels can store energy to provide an annual driving range of 1800 km. Solar panels can store energy while driving or parked.

The bZ4X was the first Toyota to be built on the e-TNGA platform, which was developed specifically for battery electric vehicles. With the new platform, the battery is integrated as an integral part of the chassis. At the same time, thanks to the positioning of the battery under the floor, it has a low center of gravity, ideal front/rear weight distribution, high body rigidity for perfect safety, driving and handling. The new and flexible e-TNGA platform will also be used in future bZ models.

While Toyota bZ4X stands out with its dynamic features, thanks to the new platform, a long wheelbase and a wide cabin living space have been achieved. Being a large and comfortable SUV, the bZ4X also offers class-leading off-road performance with its four-wheel drive and electric motors on each axle. The fluid and powerful exterior design emphasizes the electric and SUV style of the vehicle, while the "hammerhead" front design of the new model range underlines the strong stance.

The cabin of the vehicle, on the other hand, was designed with the theme of "lagom", which is a Swedish word and means "just in place". Reflecting the comfort and spaciousness of a living room, the cabin is completed with a panoramic roof and soft materials. The thin instrument panel positioned low increases the feeling of spaciousness and provides a better viewing angle. The 7-inch TFT instrument cluster is placed just above the steering line, allowing the driver to read data with minimal eye movement.

The long wheelbase provides class-leading legroom for all passengers, as well as an assertive volume in the cargo area. With the seats in the normal position, a luggage capacity of 452 liters is offered.

Looking at the exterior dimensions of the Toyota bZ4X, it also reveals the design advantages brought by the e-TNGA platform. Compared to the RAV4, the bZ4X is 85 mm lower, has shorter front-rear overhangs and has 4 mm longer wheelbase than the RAV160. The vehicle's general agility is also evident with its class-leading turning radius of 5.7 meters.

Toyota's electric bZ4X is equipped with the third generation Toyota Safety Sense system, without compromising on safety. With new and improved features, it can prevent accidents by reducing many risks. The detection range of the millimeter wave radar and camera used in the vehicle has been expanded, increasing the performance of each function. In addition, remote software updates can be made for the vehicle with the new multimedia system.

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