The Japanese concern has been actively teasing the new electric crossover Toyota Beyond Zero in recent months. The company is expected to unveil its Beyond Zero line of zero-emission vehicles in Shanghai. And now an electric car the size of a RAV4 has been shown in a new teaser to indicate that it is not a production car.
The futuristic steering wheel takes the same approach as the Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept, which will be unveiled in China next week. Tesla has definitely not reinvented this design with the latest Model S Refresh, but the Palo Alto company is brave enough to fit it onto a production vehicle.
Since this is not a traditional steering wheel with conventional spokes thick enough to accommodate buttons, the controls are located near the center of the wheel.
Presumably, this will change to the more traditional design and layout of the production model, which will be called the BZ4X. Toyota’s new all-electric SUV uses a dedicated e-TNGA platform for electric vehicles and is being developed in partnership with Subaru.
Specific details about the model are not available at this time, but we know the basics will work with front, rear and all-wheel drive. Future electric vehicles based on this equipment will have batteries ranging from 50 to 100 kWh, as well as single and twin engine installations.
What’s what, we’ll find out on Monday, when the premiere of the concept of an electric SUV takes place in the PRC before the launch of the serial version on the market, which should take place in the coming years. Five additional electric vehicles will come from Toyota, including a larger SUV sited above the BZ4X.
Read also that photos of the Toyota Crown 2022 crossover have appeared on the Web. The novelty may debut at the upcoming auto show in Shanghai, China.