Toyota finally has a product to compete with Tesla. Despite an awkward name and mixed reviews, the bZ4X could well be the most sweeping electric vehicle launched this year.
Toyota’s first pure battery model designed from the ground up is now hitting showrooms around the world. Like Tesla’s Model Y, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, the bZ4X is a compact sport-utility vehicle built on a rolling bed or ‘skateboard’ of batteries. It was designed with input from all-wheel drive specialist Subaru, which will launch a rival model called Solterra this summer.