Long a leader in hybrid vehicles, Toyota is now leading the way to a carbon-neutral automotive future. Developing cars that emit little to no emissions is just one step toward sustainability. Improvements must also be made at every stage of production, from using green energy like solar power to recycling water and sourcing materials from cruelty-free and sustainable sources. Toyota will invest $70 billion in electrifying the entire new Toyota/Lexus lineup and $35 billion to develop battery electric vehicles (BEV) through 2030, to produce 30 BEV Toyota and Lexus vehicles in all segments globally. That mission starts with the release of Toyota’s first dedicated all-electric vehicle, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X.
The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 lists six challenges to create positive impacts for our planet. Launched in 2015, Challenge 2050 encourages all Toyota subsidiaries to innovate and find ways to reduce or eliminate CO2 emissions, conserve water, recycle more, restore lost habitats, and protect the environment and its diversity of species. Learn more about Challenge 2050.
Since the launch of the Toyota Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, over 20 years ago, Toyota has pioneered the switch to more sustainable automobiles. With Toyota’s new strategy to achieve carbon neutrality, expect to see more hybrid and electric Toyotas along with improvements to the overall production process for Toyota and Lexus branded vehicles.
2023 Toyota bZ4X
The first new Toyota built on the new BEV-dedicated e-TNGA platform and the first model under the “Toyota bZ (Beyond Zero)” brand, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X heralds in a new era for Toyota. A midsize crossover SUV, the new bZ4X EV features a futuristic design, practical size, off-road capability, and the latest technology and safety features. Capable of driving 250-miles* on a single charge, the new Toyota bZ4X will offer the same Toyota performance, safety and reliability you expect from the brand but with zero emissions.
Performance and Capability
The new Toyota bZ4X features a battery placed under the floor, allowing for maximum legroom and cargo space. A unique cross-framing structure not only protects the battery but also increases rigidity. The advanced battery encasement paired with a lightweight high tensile steel body structure helps the 2023 Toyota bZ4X achieve nimble, agile handling and responsiveness.
The all-electric Toyota bZ4X with AWD pairs two electric motors with a total output of 215-hp and offers X-MODE® and Grip-Control to enhance off-road performance while keeping on-road driving smooth and comfortable.
Featuring the latest iteration of Toyota infotainment, the all-new, all-electric bZ4X features a 12.3-inch touchscreen centered on the dashboard. Drivers – and passengers – can use both touch and voice commands with Toyota’s AI assistant. Equipped for over-the-air updates, the new Toyota bZ4X will always have the latest software and safety upgrades, and you can update your new bZ4X from the comfort of home.
The new Toyota bZ4X comes with a Drive Connect trial which features a digital key that allows you to lock/unlock and start the vehicle from your smartphone. Toyota navigation utilizes the cloud to give you real-time traffic info and parking space availability. You can even share your digital key with family or friends to let them borrow your new bZ4X while keeping an eye on battery life and other basic vehicle functions.
The all-electric 2023 Toyota bZ4X is compatible with fast chargers, and the battery was designed to retain 90% of battery capacity after 10 years. Multiple monitoring systems help to prevent overheating, and the production of the battery itself ensures durability and minimizes any chance of contamination to the environment.
The all-new, all-electric Toyota bZ4X will be available in two trims, XLE with FWD and a 250-mile range* or the premium bZ4X Limited with AWD and a 230-mile range*. The 2023 Toyota bZ4X also introduces the new Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) 3.0, which improves upon the advanced safety features of TSS™ 2.5. The camera/radar system has an expanded detection range to enhance each safety function’s performance, including the Pre-Collision System and Lane Trace Assist. Plus, TSS™ 3.0 adds new safety features to the package.
Freeman Toyota is excited about these features in the new Toyota bZ4X EV:
- Wireless charging
- Five USB ports
- Fixed panoramic roof
- Heated seats and steering wheel
- Front-seat radiant foot-and-leg heater
- Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0: New Low-Light Cyclist Detection, Guardrail Detection, Daytime Motorcyclist Detection
The new 2023 Toyota bZ4X arrives Spring 2022 and will soon be followed by more Toyota BEVs. Get ready for electrification across the new Toyota lineup, including more plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models and alternative fuel options (HEVs and FCEVs). Toyota’s plan to achieve a carbon-neutral future is well on its way.
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*Manufacturer-estimated 250-mile total driving range rating for 2023 bZ4X XLE FWD. Other powertrains/grade may vary. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including refueling practices, your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive.