Building with the aim of expanding and developing BEVs that appeal to customers in China
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has unveiled two BEV concept models, the bZ Sport Crossover Concept and the bZ FlexSpace Concept, at Auto Shanghai on April 18, 2023. Dedicated to BEVs. Toyota in 2010 As two of the ten BEV models it plans to release in 2026, they will be launched in the Chinese market in 2024.
The bZ Sport Crossover Concept is a crossover-type BEV with an active and unique style developed jointly by Toyota, BD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (BTET) – a joint venture between Toyota and BID Company (BID) – FAW Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (China) Co. is planned to be manufactured and sold by FAW Toyota Motor. The concept of this model is “restart”, which includes the idea of speed change at the moment you enter and drive. In addition to the active and classic styling, it is designed with functions to give personal space to young customers or Generation Z. The bZ Sport Crossover concept is being developed to improve the functionality after purchase. Intelligent features such as driver assistance and automatic parking, so that owners can constantly enjoy a super-modern car with all five senses.
The bZ FlexSpace concept is a family-oriented SUV-type BEV with a focus on utility. It is being jointly developed by Toyota, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC), GAC Toyota Motor Corporation, Ltd. and TMEC, and is planned to be manufactured and sold by GAC Toyota Motor. The concept behind this model is a “Cozy Home” to create a space where families can enjoy safety, comfort and freedom with peace of mind. The bZ FlexSpace concept offers large cabin space, ease of use, superior safety, reliable cruising range as well as a variety of intelligent functions. Development continues to create a comfortable car to make everyday life more enjoyable for families, friends and couples.
Toyota is accelerating the expansion of its BEV lineup with internal partners to offer more value-added products to customers in China.
About the Toyota bZ series
With the introduction of the Toyota bZ series based on the BEV-Dedicated platform, Toyota established the following four target values.
1. You and others
Toyota bZ offers a new way of life and the opportunity to spend precious time with family and friends, in addition to a comfortable cabin.
2. You and your car
The Toyota bZ offers the unique driving pleasure and potential of a BEV.
3. You and the environment
Toyota bZ doesn’t just reduce CO2 and other emissions—contribute positively to the environment.
4. You and the community
Toyota bZ creates a safer community where everyone can have more peace of mind.