The All-New 2023 bZ4X
Toyota Launches into Canada’s BEV Market with All-New 2023 Toyota bZ4X SUV
bZ4X is the first Toyota vehicle to be launched under the bZ series, with more bZ vehicles on the horizon intending to elevate the BEV segment for years to come. “bZ,” which stands for “Beyond Zero,” was developed with human-centricity at the heart, meaning it hopes to provide more than a mobility solution but also an innovative space for customers.
Toyota plans to expand to around 70 electrified models globally by 2025. This future lineup will feature 15 dedicated BEVs, including seven carrying the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. This diverse portfolio of electrified products will help propel Toyota toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Globally, Toyota has put more than 20 million electrified models on the road – with a CO2 emissions reduction affect equivalent to the CO2 emissions reduction of over 5.5 million BEVs. Over the next nine years, Toyota will invest $70+ billion in carbon neutral vehicles as a whole with the target to launch 3.5 million BEVs globally in 2030.
The bZ4X offers the performance you’d expect from a capable SUV, coupled with a longer wheelbase and an expansive silhouette that achieves the smooth and fun driving performance inherent in an all-electric vehicle.
Offered in both Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD), the all-electric bZ4X produces an output of 201 hp for FWD models and 214 hp for AWD models. And with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7.5 seconds for FWD and 6.9 seconds for AWD, the bZ4X offers instantaneous torque.
When it comes to powering up bZ4X there are plenty of options, including 120V outlets, 240V chargers as well as DC fast-chargers. All bZ4X models are equipped with a J1772/CCS1 (Combined Charging System (CCS)) socket, which allows for both home and public charging. The 6.6 kW onboard charger allows the bZ4X to charge to full in about 11 hours with a Level 2 charger either at home or at a public charger (at optimal outside temperatures).
A Grade That Fits You
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X L (starting MSRP: $44,990) is a front wheel drive model at a price designed to make it easier for Canadians to get behind the wheel of a battery electric vehicle. This model features 18” alloy wheels, heated and powered exterior mirrors, LED daytime running lights, Smart Key System with Push Button Start, a rear-view camera, and many safety systems, including Lane Tracing Assist and Driver Emergency Stop. This model is available in a solid black body colour with a black interior.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X LE (starting MSRP: $49,990) is also a front wheel drive model. A step up from the L grade, it adds a 3-year trial for Toyota’s Safety Connect and Remote Connect services, a 12.3” touchscreen display, front seat heater and foot and leg radiant heater, a heated and leather clad steering wheel, foot lights on the exterior mirrors, a power back door, rain sensing wipers, and additional safety system including the Blind Spot Monitor with Safe Exit Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This model is available in a choice of four body colours: Black, Wind Chill Pearl, Element Silver, and Nautical Blue Metallic. All feature a black interior.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE (starting MSRP: $54,990) enhances the bZ4X experience with the added confidence of an all-new AWD system with X-MODE. Other performance features of this grade include a three-setting Drive Mode Select system, Multi-Terrain Select, Downhill Assist Control, and Crawl Mode – all of which make this BEV more capable in a variety of driving conditions. Additional features on this trim level include a fixed panoramic roof with shade, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, HomeLink with integrated Garage Door Opener, Qi-compatible wireless charging system, and a tonneau cover. Additional safety technologies include an Intelligent Clearance Sonar system with Rear Cross Traffic Brake. This model features a black interior with a mix of fabric and Softex upholstery and is offered in a choice of nine body colours. Solid palettes include Black, Wind Chill Pearl, Element Silver, Nautical Blue Metallic, Supersonic Red, and Heavy Metal. Two-tone palettes include Element Silver, Wind Chill Pearl, and Heavy Metal – all with black roofs.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE Technology Package (starting MSRP: $62,750) delivers the ultimate full electric driving experience. This AWD model builds on the XLE trim level, adding a premium JBL Audio system, a 3-year trial for Service, Safety, Remote and Drive Connect, auto-leveling 3-piece headlamps, a kick-sensor for the power back door, Advanced Park, a Digital Key, and a Panoramic View Monitor. Other upgrades include unique 20” alloy wheels, eight-way power-adjustable driver seats, heated and ventilated front seats, illuminated entry system, a rear spoiler, and roof rails. This model features full Softex upholstery and is offered with two interior colour palettes. The black interior scheme is available on all nine body colours available for the XLE trim level, plus a 10th colour: two-tone Supersonic Red with a black roof. The four two-tone schemes plus the Black, Supersonic Red, and Nautical Blue Metallic solid schemes may also be ordered with a light grey interior.