Toyota's Cheapest Electric Vehicle

Toyota has recently announced its strategic plan for the energy transition and showcased 15 electric vehicles including concepts and prototypes. The company had also showcased the Toyota BZ Small Crossover, which previews the brand’s future, cheapest electric compact SUV.

Toyota's EV

Toyota unveiled four concepts that will fall under its emerging "bZ" Beyond Zero sub-brand. The bZ-badged battery-electric concepts include a large SUV, two crossovers, and a sedan, all of which will use the new e-TNGA platform, just like the bZ4X SUV coming next year.

bZ Large SUV

bZ Large SUV is what you would get if the upcoming bZ4X (due in mid-2022) was merged with the current Toyota Highlander three-row SUV. This model features two-tone paint, a long boxy body, has an available third-row seat, and looks like an upscale version of the bZ4X. Based on the size and elegant design, it is plausible that it would compete in the luxury EV space, though Lexus has its own claim to that area

bZ Compact SUV

At first glance, the bZ Compact SUV comes off as a futuristic and sleeker version of the current Toyota CH-R. The compact-sized crossover sports a blacked-out roof and wheels and appears to have concealed door handles for the rear doors.

bZ Small Crossover

The future Toyota compact electric SUV will be the most efficient in the segment. It is claimed to offer a low power consumption of 12.5kWh/100km, which is close to the consumption of electric cars like the JAC e-JS1 and the Renault Zoe.

bZ SDN

The bZ SDN is a midsize sedan that Toyoda says will meet the expectations of first-time new car buyers. It resembles a classy cross-interpretation of the Toyota Corolla and a Tesla Model 3 and is painted in a delightful soft rose gold color; it even has hints of the hydrogen-fueled Mirai in it.

Future Of Toyota's bZ Beyond Zero Electric Brand

As the growing demand for SUVs and crossovers continues its reign in America, the odds of another sedan by Toyota coming here are pretty slim, though don't count it out entirely—compact sedans still represent a big share of the market.