Toyota’s First Dedicated EV: The 2023 Toyota bZ4X

January 4th, 2022 by

The first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) from Toyota, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X, was officially revealed and marks the beginning of a new era for Toyota electrification. The ‘bZ’ nameplate stands for Beyond Zero and is one of seven future BEV Toyota vehicles to arrive by 2025. The all-new, all-electric Toyota bZ4X is a compact crossover with available AWD, a spacious interior filled with the latest tech, and will offer a 250-mile electric range*.

All-New Style

The all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X is the first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) for Toyota and features an edgy, futuristic design. It is about the size of a Toyota RAV4 but with a more angular look, including a ‘hammerhead shark’ front end with a curved front bumper. A trapezoidal theme at the back exudes power and represents the off-road capability of the new bZ4X.

Inside, the new Toyota EV features an upscale, streamlined cabin with a driver-centric design. The spacious two rows include plenty of head and legroom, as well as ample space for cargo. Enjoy the fixed panoramic roof and soundproofing glass for a quiet, sublime ride.

Off-Road Capable

An innovative high-capacity battery pack is ingeniously stowed flat under the floor with a unique cross-framing structure that aids the sharp handling in the new bZ4X. A lightweight frame, enhanced front and rear suspension, and a redesigned accelerator pedal provide agile, responsive driving. And the new AWD system features Grip-Control for an impressive off-road performance in the electric Toyota.

To avoid some of the challenges of BEV driving, Toyota engineers focused on optimizing energy-saving features to maximize battery range and reduce energy consumption, especially in cold weather. An electric-safe coolant is utilized to maintain battery temperature while the battery pack housing is reinforced to protect from a collision at any angle. Toyota has a 90% targeted capacity for battery retention after 10 years.

Advanced Technology

Of course, if you’re building the BEV of the future, it better offer the latest in automotive technology. The new Toyota bZ4X features over-the-air updates to ensure your Toyota always has the latest infotainment features and Toyota Safety Sense™ updates. A digital key lets you lock/unlock and start the new electric bZ4X from your smartphone and can be shared with family and friends. Drive Connect (starts as a trial, then available as a subscription) features cloud-based maps and navigation with real-time parking and traffic info. And using high-output chargers can juice the new Toyota bZ4X to 80% capacity within one hour.

Besides being the first new Toyota to be built on the BEV-specific e-TNGA platform, the new 2023 Toyota bZ4X brings a lot more firsts to the new Toyota lineup. The electric bZ4X offers the first X-MODE® for driving, the first front seat foot and leg heaters, and marks the first time Toyota uses a dial shifter and top-mounted instrument cluster.

City Toyota loves these features in the all-new, all-electric 2023 Toyota bZ4X:

  • 250-mile EV range*
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • 5 USB ports
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Available 20-in wheels
  • 12.3-in Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen
  • Standard wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0

Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0

The new Toyota bZ4X introduces the upgraded Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) 3.0 suite of advanced safety technology. TSS 3.0 improves upon TSS 2.5, adding Guardrail Detection, improving Daytime and Low-Light Detection for cyclists/motorcycles, enhances Lane Recognition, among other upgrades to existing safety features.

The all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X is set to arrive in California by mid-2022 and will be available as an XLE or Limited and in FWD (standard) or AWD. The new electric bZ4X is the first new Toyota of the new global “Toyota bZ” – or Beyond Zero – brand and will be followed by 14 more BEV Toyotas by 2025. Toyota is building a diverse portfolio of electrified vehicles, including plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered and all-electric, to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

City Toyota in Daly City is eager to see the new all-electric Toyota bZ4X in action. Stay tuned for more information on the new Toyota EV. While we await the arrival of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X, browse our online inventory of new Toyotas, certified pre-owned Toyotas, and keep your current Toyota running safely and reliably with a visit to the City Toyota Service Center in Daly City, CA. City Toyota offers friendly service, a great selection and a convenient location near BART in Daly City, California.

Posted in 2022 Toyota Models