Following the unveiling of the concept in April, Toyota is now disclosing technical specifications for its bZ4X all-electric SUV co-developed with Subaru. It will be offered in both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations with a single- and dual-motor setup, respectively. The FWD model will be powered by a 150-kilowatt (201-hp) motor while the AWD version will use 80-kW motors at the front and rear for a combined output of 160 kW (215 hp).
In terms of performance, the Toyota bZ4X with a single motor will do 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.4 seconds whereas the dual-motor version is going to complete the sprint in 7.7 seconds. Naturally, the FWD model will be the lighter configuration, tipping the scales at 1,920 kilograms (4,233 pounds) compared to the AWD setup and its 2,005 kg (4,420 lbs) curb weight.
As far as the battery is concerned, the zero-emissions SUV boasts a lithium-ion pack with a capacity of 71.4 kWh, good for more than 280 miles (450 kilometers) in the WLTP cycle. Toyota has also released the range figures per WLTC, in which case the FWD model goes approximately 311 miles (500 kilometers) and the AWD model around 286 miles (460 kilometers). EPA’s rating is not available at the moment of writing, but expect the numbers to go down significantly.
When it comes to size, the Toyota bZ4X is 4,690 mm (184.6 inches) long, 1,860 mm (73 inches) wide, and 1,650 mm (65 inches) tall, with a wheelbase measuring 2,850 mm (112 inches). It’s built on a dedicated EV platform with a flat-floor layout and support for 150-kW charging, needing only half an hour to charge the battery at 80%. The AWD version uses a system developed by Subaru, which will sell its own version of the SUV, dubbed Solterra.
Toyota plans to have the BZ4X on sale from the middle of next year to kick-start the launch of seven bZ-badged pure electric vehicles. It will have support for over-the-air updates, voice recognition to control the air conditioning and wipers, along with a digital key by using the smartphone to lock and unlock the vehicle as well as do other procedures.