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Toyota bZ3X: Up to 218 hp and 500 km with 71.4 kWh battery

At the end of last year, Toyota surprised by announcing 30 electric cars by 2030, some of which will be it’s own and others from Lexus. And they did so after presenting the bZ4X to society, which is their first electric car within the beyond Zero sub-brand, specifically for electric vehicles. The rate of launches of the Japanese brand is going to accelerate in the coming months, and one of those new models that we expect is the  Toyota bZ4X. A compact crossover that will become a  rival to the Cupra Born and the Volkswagen ID.3, among others.

In this recreation, we have a preview that shows us what the Toyota bZ3X will be like, an option inferior to the bZ4X, but that will share the e-TGNA platform and part of its technology with it. In this case, it is not an SUV, but rather a  crossover. That is to say, a car with a slightly bulkier body than normal, but with low ground clearance and the characteristic black plastic protections to give it that  ‘country air’. However, the presence of protections is lighter than in the bZ4X and, in addition, it has smoother shapes and a  more sporty style.

What can we expect from the Toyota bZ3X?

This design preview of the  Toyota bZ3X opts for C-shaped headlights towards the interior, with two independent modules, but joined at their lateral end. Lighting with  LED technology, of course, and the brand’s logo embedded in the front of the hood. A hood, by the way, that has a greater curvature to make the front part noticeably lower than the one closest to the glass, in such a way as to optimize aerodynamics and give it a sportier look than its older brother.

The bumper shows false air intakes at the lateral ends, in a vertical orientation, which is where the fog lights are installed. In the central part, a false grille that should have an active aerodynamics system, to optimize the passage of air and work on cooling the battery and the engine when necessary, and black plastic in the lower part.

You can see in this recreation that the side has more elaborate shapes than is typical for Toyota, following in the footsteps of what was shown with the bZ4X and that the wheel arches do have black plastic, but in a very subtle and not as marked as in the brand’s SUVs. However, the side skirts are unloaded with black molding. The handles do not seem to be flush with the body of the Toyota bZ3X, although we already know that this is also beneficial for aerodynamics and, at the same time, for autonomy.

Regarding the latter, it is expected that the Toyota bZ3X reaches up to  500 kilometers of autonomy, although it is a figure that will vary depending on the configurations, and offers a maximum of  218 CV. As with its big brother, the bZ3X should be available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive versions. And be that as it may, with a 71.4 kWh capacity battery and a liquid cooling system. Source:testcoches.es

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