Toyota bZ4X deliveries commence in Europe and North America
The Toyota bZ4X SUV, the company’s first all-electric model, has launched in the UK starting from £41,950 (~US$51,930). Deliveries to customers who pre-ordered the vehicle start this month, with a wider European roll-out expected this summer.
Reports suggest that car deliveries also started in May in North America. However, customers in Australia have been left disappointed after Toyota announced that the bZ4X would miss the original late 2022 release date due to unprecedented global demand. Instead, the EV will reach the country early next year.
As we previously reported, the EV is available in FWD and AWD variants, with a top speed of 100 mph (~161 kph). The all-electric FWD model has a 317 miles (~510 km) range from a 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and the AWD can travel up to 285 miles (~459 km) between charges. The FWD car uses a 150 kW 201 bhp motor, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to ~97 kph) in 7.5 seconds and delivering 265 Nm of torque.
The dual-motor bZ4X model has 215 bhp and a 0 to 60 mph (0 to ~97 kph) time of 6.9 seconds with 336 Nm of torque. Both models have several driver-assist features, such as Blind Spot Monitor. The cars are fitted with a 12.3-inch (~31 cm) widescreen Toyota Audio Multimedia system and are built on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform.