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 Photos: Toyota’s first battery-electric vehicle

Toyota has taken the wraps off its bZ4X, a pure electric purpose-designed battery electric vehicle (BEV).

The Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer will launch the SUV in the UK next year.

It will offer it for sale in three equipment grades plus a special, high-specification Premiere Edition version to mark its “significant” debut.

Toyota bZ4X

The Pure grade is the entry point to the line-up, with features, including

  • 18-inch alloy wheels;
  • Multimedia system with eight-inch display;
  • Seven-inch digital combimeter;
  • Reversing camera;
  • Smart entry and start;
  • A climate control system with remote operation function that lets owners warm-up or cool their car ahead of a making a journey.

Options include roof rails and a towing pack.

The bZ4X Pure will be offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.

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The bZ4X Motion introduces a rear spoiler, rear privacy glass, power back door, parking sensors and an entry illumination sequence.

Furthermore, the cabin has heated front seats – the driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment – an ambient lighting system and a wireless charging tray is provided.

Options include a Skyview fixed panoramic roof, 20-inch alloys and an expanded Toyota T-Mate safety and driver assistance package.

Customers can choose the bZ4X Motion with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with Toyota’s new electric X-MODE system, which gives bZ4X “class-leading off-road driving capability”.

The Vision grade is at the top of the regular model line-up with a prestige specification that includes:

  • Five-double-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels;
  • Rear parking sensors with auto-brake function;
  • Remote Controlled Parking Assist;
  • Synthetic leather seat upholstery;
  • Heated and ventilated front seats;
  • Power back door with kick sensor and a heated steering wheel.

It will also come with a digital key, which allows the vehicle owner to provide access to the vehicle to others by means of a smartphone app.

Options include the Skyview roof and towing pack. As with the bZ4X Motion, front-wheel drive and X-MODE AWD drive versions are available.


According to Toyota, the on-the-road prices for the new bZ4X are:

bZ4X Pure FWD £41,950
bZ4X Motion FWD £45,750
bZ4X Motion X-MODE AWD £48,350
bZ4X Vision FWD £47,650
bZ4X Vision X-MODE AWD £50,250
bZ4X Premiere Edition X-MODE AWD £51,550



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