- The Toyota BEV concept shows a clean, vital design approach combined with environmentally conscious interior materials
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- The concept represents Toyota’s commitment to a future beyond zero
LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota bZ compact SUV concept landed in los Angelesmaking its world premiere to kick off the exciting opening of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show at the LA Convention Center. The company, which is already a leader in electrification, gave a glimpse of the future with the compact SUV Toyota bZ and expanded the vision under the umbrella of the “Toyota bZ” brand.
“We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of the ‘Beyond Zero’ moniker,” said Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager David Christ. “With an aerodynamic design coupled with intuitive technical features never before seen in a Toyota model, the bZ Concept presents another possible vision of the very near future with our battery electric vehicles.”
The Toyota bZ compact SUV concept is designed as a pure battery electric vehicle with a clean, vital design approach. This approach aims to express what is special about battery electric vehicles while offering driving pleasure and inspiring performance. It represents a zero-emissions vehicle that uses environmentally conscious interior materials while also offering dynamic performance, leading-edge technology and a stylish appearance.
The concept car’s aerodynamic shape enhances its futuristic looks by pushing the wheels towards the corners for an aggressive stance – making it appear like it’s moving even when stationary. The short overhangs and sweepback angles set it apart as an advanced technology vehicle; A reduced cabin design gives it an agile look for a low drag coefficient.
The edgy styling extends into the interior with premium finishes resulting in a distinctive look. Notably, the design team made several eco-friendly touches, such as: B. Seating made from plant-based and recycled materials to follow the Beyond Zero theme. And a personal agent in the car named “Yui” connects the driver and passengers to the vehicle. With the use of acoustic and visual light signals moving around the cabin, it responds to requests or commands from front or rear passengers.
The Beyond Zero message encourages carefully adjusting the way we live in the present to ensure a brighter future for all. Toyota envisions a future where carbon neutrality will be achieved through the practical commercialization of a product portfolio featuring advanced, alternative fuel and zero-emission propulsion technologies. Globally, Toyota plans to expand to around 30 dedicated BEVs, including five branded bZ (Beyond Zero). This diverse portfolio of electrified products will help Toyota achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of America’s cultural fabric for more than 60 years and is committed to advancing the next generation of sustainable mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands and our nearly 1,500 dealerships.
Toyota directly employs more than 39,000 people in the United States who have contributed to the design, construction and assembly of nearly 32 million cars and trucks at our nine manufacturing facilities. The 10th Toyota plant will be built by 2025 North Carolina will start manufacturing car batteries for electric vehicles. With more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, a quarter of the company’s U.S. sales will be electrified in 2021.
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