The Toyota bZ4X is the first specially built electric vehicle from the Janese manufacturer and also the basis for the technically identical Subaru Solterra.
This pricing and trim news comes after Toyota announced 11 new EV concepts in line with its “Beyond Zero” strategy, including three additional “bZ” models expected to be placed alongside the bZ4X in Toyota showrooms.
First unveiled in October, the bZ4X features a new chassis design that Toyota claims is “class-leading” interior and plans to eventually offer the bZ4X with electronic “steer-by-wire” steering, similar to the yoke control that is used by some aircraft.
All models have the same 71 kWh battery and a range of 280 miles, with customers being able to choose between all-wheel and all-wheel models in “X-Mode”.
The new bZ4X series comprises four equipment variants. Entry-level “Pure” equipment starts at just under £ 42,000 and is only available with front-wheel drive. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch infotainment console, a 7-inch digital cockpit behind the steering wheel, a reversing camera, air conditioning and keyless entry.
Mid-range ‘Motion’ equipment, which costs just under £ 46,000 with front-wheel drive and £ 48,000 with all-wheel drive, adds a rear spoiler, rear screen, parking sensors, heated front seats and ambient lighting in the cabin, and a wireless charging cradle.
For £ 48,000 you can also buy the front-wheel drive version of the ‘Vision’ trim, which also includes a remote-controlled parking assistance system, leather seat upholstery, heated steering wheel and a digital key to unlock and start the car with the driver’s smartphone. The all-wheel drive “Vision” kit costs £ 50,000.
The top of the range is the Premiere Edition all-wheel drive, which has a premium JBL sound system with nine speakers and a panoramic roof, and costs £ 51.5,000.
The “Premiere Edition” will only be available through Toyota’s online retail service, and the manufacturer says it has more information on the bZ4X before it hits UK roads in early 2022.