Toyota has registered a trademark for the bZ Series in India
"Toyota has applied for the bZ trademark in India. According to Toyota, the ‘bZ' nomenclature stands for “beyond zero,” or cars that are more than “just zero-emission”"
Toyota has applied for the bZ trademark in India. According to Toyota, the ‘bZ' nomenclature stands for “beyond zero,” or cars that are more than “just zero-emission.”
The company has applied to trademark eleven names in India: BZ, BZ1, BZ1X, BZ2, BZ2X, BZ3, BZ3X, BZ4, BZ4X, BZ5, and BZ5X. The first vehicle in this series, known as the BZ4X All-Electric SUV Concept, was unveiled earlier this week.
The BZ4X electric SUV is based on Toyota's e-TNGA platform and was developed in collaboration with Subaru. The bZ4X concept resembles a Toyota RAV4, but with a longer wheelbase and more angular styling.
The new front is part of Toyota's "hammerhead" design, which will be carried over to other Toyota vehicles.
The sides have black wheel arch trim, and the roof has a contrasting color. The back follows suit, with a full-width LED light bar and side-hugging tail lights.
The cabin, which appears to be nearing completion, has been designed primarily to provide the driver with a "sense of direct connection to the road and to important information." A yoke steering wheel is also included, which is said to improve visibility. Toyota has placed forward-facing cameras for driver assistance features beneath the digital gauge cluster, which is set back far from the steering wheel for better visibility.
The Toyota bZ4X is also equipped with a sophisticated steer-by-wire system. The center console, which has a rotary shifter in the middle and storage underneath with two USB-C ports, has a wide touchscreen that extends up from it. It will also include a solar recharging system, as well as a regenerating system, to extend the SUV's range.
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