Toyota announces all-electric brand BZ
Toyota will be selling its battery vehicles under a new brand named BZ, which stands for ‘Beyond Zero’ and refers to harmful emissions.
The automotive giant has applied for the registration of five trademarks from BZ1 to BZ5, likely the first five EVs scheduled for production. The cars are still lacking a registered badge.
It should also be mentioned that in the summer of 2019, Toyota made included images of a few unnamed SUVs and a couple of MPVs in its press release.
All BZ vehicles will come based on the e-TNGA platform co-designed with Subaru for front-, rear- and all-wheel drive electric cars. The company promises a wide choice of powertrains and batteries.
The first production model will be an SUV sized similarly to the RAV4, but with shorter overhangs and a longer wheelbase, which should give it more interior space.
The new model will be made in Japan and sold in a number of countries. We only have patent images of it so far, but the SUV is expected to premiere at the Shanghai show starting in about a week.
Editor Andrew Raspopov