The 2023 Toyota bZ4x will be available in the US this Spring with a gift for customers
Toyota has announced that its first all-electric car, the 2023 bZ4X, will arrive at US dealers this Spring. As we reported earlier this month, the range for the SUV is longer than expected, EPA-estimated at 252 miles (~402 km).
The long-range is thanks to a 71.4 kWh battery that takes around nine hours to charge from low to complete using a 6.6 kW onboard charger and a Level 2 charging point. Customers who purchase or lease a new 2023 bZ4X will receive one year of complimentary charging at EVgo-owned charging stations nationwide.
As previously reported, the vehicle will come in two grades, an entry-level front-wheel-drive model and an all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant. Both cars come with a 12.3-inch (~31 cm) widescreen Toyota Audio Multimedia system and several driver-assist features, such as Blind Spot Monitor.
The EPA has also estimated the fuel cost savings for the 2023 bZ4X versus an average new car, which it puts at around US$5,000 over five years. In the statement, Toyota said that around a quarter of its sales in the US last year were electrified vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Toyota confirmed that the 2023 bZ4X SUV would have a starting price of US$42,000. The company will offer the car in various colors, including standard and two-tone options.