Toyota BZ SDN Electric Sedan to Debut Next Month
Toyota admits that it has been late to the EV party, however the Japanese automaker is planning to catch up fast by introducing up to 16 electric vehicles within the next few years, and up to 30 EVs by 2030 as revealed by company’s boss Akio Toyoda.
The bz4x SUV will be the first electric vehicle to go on sale, followed by the bZ SDN sedan that is expected to break covers in production form next month. Late last year, it was reported that Chinese automaker BYD will help Toyota build a cheap electric sedan, and according to leaked documents, the manufacturer’s name of upcoming Toyota bZ SDN sedan is shown as ‘BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd.’ Bear in mind Toyota in 2019 announced that it will partner with BYD to develop all-electric cars in China.
Images of camouflaged test mules have already appeared on the internet giving us the hint of the car’s exterior design as well as the interior. Overall the bZ SDN sedan appears to remain true to the concept with sharp front end, the shape of the air intake in the lower part of the front bumper, the C-pillar kink, the fastback-style roofline and even the shape of the rear light cluster which can be seen through the camouflaging wrap.
Camouflaged test mule of Toyota bZ sedan in China
Inside, the minimalist dashboard design gets a large vertically oriented touchscreen which looks like a 15.0 inch unit or more & there is another 7.0 inch floating screen in front of driver which will act as a digital meter & info cluster. The central tunnel with rotary gear selector appears to be different than that of the bz4x EV. The picture also show us large windows, which should let plenty of light in. Plus, there is generous knee room for the rear seat passenger. A sunroof and what looks like rear AC vents can also be made out from the image.