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Toyota bZ3: the electric sedan is revealed in pictures

Toyota unveils its first 100% electric sedan, called Toyota bZ3: it is the second model in the bZ family, after the bZ4X SUV.

Toyota has just officially unveiled the Toyota bZ3, the second model in the brand’s bZ (“Beyond Zero”) family of electric vehicles, after the bZ4X SUV. This 100% electric sedan based on the e-TNGA platform was developed for the Chinese market by the joint venture BYD Toyota EV Technology, resulting from the partnership between Toyota and BYD, and will be produced and marketed in China by FAW Toyota.

This model is inspired by the Toyota bZ SDN concept presented last year, and is 4.73 meters long, 1.84 meters wide and 1.48 meters high, all with a wheelbase of 2. 88 meters. Its size approaches that of the Tesla Model 3, one of its main competitors.

Toyota bZ3: a futuristic sedan

The Toyota bZ3 sedan adopts futuristic and clean lines, with air guides, flush door handles, rims with an optimized design as well as a rear bumper designed to reduce air resistance: the model thus displays a Cx of 0.218. There is a large windshield, generous glass sections and a long wheelbase, which benefit life on board: Toyota wishes with this model to offer space to spend time with family and friends, rather than a simple means of transport.

The spacious interior is distinguished by its « Digital Island » : a driving position equipped with a digital instrument screen placed above the steering wheel, a large vertical touch screen placed in the center of the dashboard which provides access to all the vehicle’s functions, as well as a horizontal console carrying the gearbox selector and an induction charger for mobile devices.

Toyota bZ3: more than 600 km of autonomy

Toyota has not officially released details of the bZ3’s powertrains, but according to information released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology from China, we should find under its hood two electric motors, 185 horsepower and 248 horsepower for the most powerful version.

The model has a batterie lithium-ion LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) supplied by BYD, which allows maximum autonomy of more than 600 km, according to the Chinese CLTC homologation cycle. Toyota has used its expertise in electrification to reduce battery degradation over time, and promises 90% capacity even after ten years of use, to ensure customer peace of mind.

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Toyota bZ3: presentation at the Guangzhou Motor Show

The Toyota bZ3 will be officially presented at the salon automobile de Guangzhouwhich will open its doors from November 18 to 27, 2022. Its marketing is scheduled for the end of the year in China.

On the other hand, no information has been confirmed for the moment about a possible launch of Toyota’s first 100% electric sedan in Europe.

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