The Toyota bZ4X has gained improved range figures ahead of its upcoming European launch, with deliveries for the firm's first bespoke, all-electric SUV set to begin in the summer.
Powered by a 71.4kWh battery, the bZ4X offers an official WLTP range of 320 miles in its front-wheel drive guise and 292 miles for cars equipped with four-wheel drive. Previously, the model was expected to offer around 280 miles of range.
Prices start from £41,950 and four specification levels are available: Pure, Motion, Vision and a limited Premiere Edition. A new electric four-wheel drive system called X-mode has been introduced for the model and Toyota says it gives the bZ4X “class-leading off-road driving capability”.
Entry-level Pure models are front-wheel drive only and are equipped with 18in alloy wheels, an 8.0in touchscreen multimedia system and a 7.0in digital driver's display as standard. Other basic features include a reversing camera, keyless entry and climate control with a remote operation function.
Drivers can choose front- or four-wheel drive on the next-step Motion specification, which starts from £45,750 and gains a rear spoiler and rear privacy glass. Inside, the model is fitted with heated front seats, ambient lighting and a wireless phone-charging tray.
Vision trim heads the regular bZ4X model line-up with 20in alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats with synthetic leather upholstery and an electric tailgate with a kick sensor. Safety is improved with rear parking sensors with automatic braking and remote parking assistance is also standard. Prices start from £47,650.
Limited Premiere Edition models are available exclusively through Toyota’s online retail service and temporarily top the model range. Prices start from £51,550 and the trim level features all of the equipment of the Vision but also gains a premium, nine-speaker JBL sound system and a panoramic sunroof. Four-wheel drive is standard.