It was with patience — not Chinese but Japanese — that Toyota prepared the launch of its first 100% electric vehicle: the new Toyota bZ4X.
The brand that, in 1997, started the electrification of the car — with the launch of the Toyota Prius hybrid — took more than 25 years to launch its first 100% battery-electric model.
A long wait. But was it worth it? This is what we try to explain in this video:
Toyota bZ4X in Portugal
This Toyota bZ4X is the first product of a new family of 100% electric vehicles that the Japanese brand has named bZ, synonymous with “Beyond Zero”. It arrives in Portugal in the next few months with prices starting at 49,890 euros for the entry version.
There are three equipment levels available: Exclusive, Premium and Lounge.
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Even in the entry-level version, the equipment level is interesting. Among other elements, we highlight the 18″ alloy wheels, electric tailgate and multimedia touchscreen.
The Toyota bZ4X debuts the E-TNGA platform, the same as that found in the Lexus RZ.
In the field of active safety technologies, we have Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), pre-collision system, lane departure system and traffic sign recognition (RSA).
As for the engines, in a first phase, only the front-wheel drive version with 204 hp (150 kW) will be available. The all-wheel drive version, with 218 hp and two electric motors, will arrive in a second phase.