The FWD variant of the Toyota bZ4X has a driving range of up to 516 km on a single charge in WLTP cycles.
Toyota has officially announced the specification of bZ4X Electric for the European market and it gets the claimed driving range of up to 516 kilometers on a single charge in WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Testing Procedure) cycle. For details, the all-wheel-drive variant of the electric crossover has a slightly shorter range of 470 km and is equipped with twin electric motors.
The front-wheel-drive trim of the Toyota bZ4X has a WLTP Certified range of 516km and the demand for both ranges is higher than initially expected. It was believed to have a range of 500 km for the FWD variant and 460 km for the AWD model. The former consumes 14.3 kWh per 100 km and the latter 15.8 kWh per 100 km.
The capacity of the battery packs varies slightly as the FWD variant is equipped with a 71.4 kWh unit and the all-wheel-drive trim uses a 72.8 kWh battery. They are capable of withstanding a 6.6 kW AC charger and 150 kW DC fast charging. The Toyota bZ4X FWD model produces a maximum power output of 201 hp and 265 Nm of peak torque.
It can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in 8.4 seconds. The AWD Trim is capable of delivering a combined power output of 215 hp and 336 Nm as it uses a dual electric motor. It is faster than other trims because it can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.7 seconds. Underpinned by the eTNGA architecture, the bZ4X is the first of the brand’s electrified models to arrive in the coming years.
Delivery of the Toyota bZ4X will begin in Europe this year, with a starting price of £ 41,950 in the UK. Buyers also get the option to lease an all-electric crossover with a Walbox charger, integrated technology and maintenance care. The extended maintenance program for Europe ensures a decade or 70 percent capacity of 1 million km of batteries.
Japanese manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is partnering to build a global medium-sized electric SUV. It will sit on the 27PL platform and its design may be inspired by the bZ4X.