- The Toyota BEV Concept showcases a clean-minded design approach combined with eco-conscious interior materials.
- Ultramodern design enhanced with in-car personal agents
- The concept represents Toyota’s commitment to a future that goes beyond zero
Los Angeles, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Toyota BZ compact SUV concept has been teased Los Angeles, making its world premiere for the exciting opening of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show at the LA Convention Center. Already a leader in electrification, the company gave a glimpse of what the future holds for the Toyota BZ compact SUV, expanding the vision under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella.
“We’ve just begun to scratch the surface of the Beyond Zero moniker,” said the Toyota Group vice president and general manager. David Christ. “With an aerodynamic design combined with intuitive technical features never seen before in a Toyota model, the bZ Concept showcases another possible vision of our very near future with battery electric cars.”
The Toyota BZ compact SUV concept has been designed as a fully battery-electric vehicle using a clean-essential design approach. This approach aims to deliver fun, exhilarating performance to drive while expressing the uniqueness of battery electric vehicles. It represents a vehicle with zero emissions using eco-conscious interior materials, bringing dynamic performance, leading technology and a stylish look.
The concept’s aerodynamic form enhances its futuristic look by angling the wheels to achieve an aggressive stance – making it look like it’s moving even when standing still. The short overhang and sweepback angle make it stand out as a high-tech car; A narrowed-down cabin design gives it an agile look for a low coefficient of drag.
The chic styling extends to the interior with premium finishes resulting in a distinctive look. Notably, the design team included a number of eco-friendly touches, such as seats made from plant-based and recycled materials, to follow the Beyond Zero theme. And an in-car personal agent called “UE” connects the driver and passengers to the car. Using audio and visual lighting cues that move around the cabin, it responds to requests or commands from front or rear passengers.
The Beyond Zero message encourages us to diligently adapt how we live our lives in the present to ensure a better future for all. Toyota envisions a future where carbon neutrality is achieved through the practical marketing of a product portfolio with advanced, alternative-fuel and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Globally, Toyota plans to expand to around 30 dedicated BEVs, including five under the BZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. This diverse portfolio of electrified products will help Toyota move towards its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the United States for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands as well as our nearly 1,500 dealerships.
Toyota directly employs more than 39,000 people in the United States who contribute to the design, engineering and assembly of nearly 32 million cars and trucks at our nine manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 10th plant North Carolina Will start making automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. With more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, a quarter of the company’s 2021 US sales are electrified.
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