The Toyota bZ4X Is Toyota’s All-Electric Crossover of the Future

Wesley Wren
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Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota
  • The Toyota bZ4X all-electric crossover concept was developed with Subaru, with a production version hitting roads in the middle of 2022.

  • The bZ4X rides on a new platform dubbed e-TNGA, which means that a production version could come in front-, rear-, or all-wheel-drive versions.

  • This is the first of an entire line of bZ-badge-wearing products in the future.

Toyota is following the path paved by its luxury counterpart and is jumping into the all-electric crossover concept fray with the oddly named bZ4X BEV concept. While this concept is a big step for Toyota, it’s also a sign of what to expect from the company in the future—because Toyota will be spinning out multiple products under the bZ name.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Details are tight on this bZ4X concept. Toyota isn’t disclosing battery size or the number of motors it will use to make motion. Toyota does say that this will ride on a new platform dubbed e-TNGA, which means that this concept could come in front-, rear-, or all-wheel-drive versions. Of course, you could just look at this concept’s name and assume it will be all-wheel drive.

Speaking of all-wheel drive, EV fans are probably remembering the upcoming Subaru electric crossover that was co-developed with Toyota. Consider the bZ4X the other side of that coin. The bZ concept was co-developed with Subaru, which should give all-wheel-drive fans some confidence in this EV’s capabilities.

As you’d imagine with a concept, there’s no real information about its price or availability. However, Toyota does say to expect a production version, aiming for an on-sale date in 2022. Toyota also says that its factories in Japan and China will be responsible for turning these out.

Will Toyota double down on hydrogen powertrains now that it’s expanding its EV presence? Or do you think Toyota will slowly phase out its hydrogen efforts with this expansion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.