The most active automaker in the field of electric mobility has not necessarily been the Japanese multinational automotive giant Toyota Motor Corporation. However, that does not imply that it won’t make an effort to control the market. A few pictures of the company’s 2023 Toyota bZ3, an all-electric sedan that competes with Tesla, have recently surfaced online. The bZ3 was previewed by Toyota’s bZ SDN concept last year, and these images from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that the real car looks almost exactly like the concept.
This new model will join the bZ4X in the lineup of Toyota electric vehicles and share some design cues with it. The new bZ3 will have very large side windows, a set of headlamps that are similar to them, and a noticeable LED light bar up front. The sedan’s sharply angled windshield and its short, crossover-like rear boot set it apart from earlier Toyota vehicles in terms of side appearance. The BZ3 will measure approximately 186 inches in length, per the information that was uploaded along with the images.
The bZ3 is displayed with black pillars and window surrounds and a two-tone white and black paint job. The electric car’s rear, like its front, has similarities to the bZ4X and also contains hints of the hydrogen-powered Mirai because of how the taillights and light bar are made. Although the interior of this upcoming car has not yet been seen, it is most likely to resemble the BZ4X, with a digital instrument cluster and a sizable, landscape-oriented infotainment screen. In China, a yoke-style steering wheel might be an alternative to the standard steering wheel, just like with the BZ4X.
The vehicle’s powertrain consists of a single 181 or 240-hp electric motor at the back axle. Furthermore, it is anticipated to reach a peak speed of about 100 mph. Other markets’ requirements might be different. This upcoming vehicle will be built on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform, the company’s first electric vehicle platform. In terms of availability, the new bZ3 will start selling in China in 2023. Although the bZ3’s availability in other regions has not yet been confirmed, the year 2024 is most likely when those regions will see its release.
In other Toyota news, the diesel-powered Innova Crysta is no longer accepting new reservations at Toyota dealerships across India. It is anticipated that the business will soon stop selling its infamous model and switch to a hybrid-powered model.
In response to the suspension of reservations, the company released the following statement: “The Toyota Innova, TKM’s flagship offering in India, has come a long way since its introduction in 2005. The versatile segment leader Innova, which carved out a unique niche for itself, has consistently remained a cut above other models in the category. In order to meet the constantly evolving needs of Indian customers, the vehicle has undergone a number of improvements over the years, whether they pertain to luxury, comfort, or performance features. In a similar vein, the second-generation Innova Crysta, which is also a segment leader, continues to win over customers.