Along with this announcement, Toyota has also provided some interesting information about the planned sales of the bZ4X in Japan. First, the Toyota bZ4X will be available through the KINTO subscription rental service only rather than direct sales.
It aims to reduce consumer concerns about electric cars and implement the Rebuild, Reuse and Recycle (3R) battery management scheme.
In addition, Toyota can also develop consumer-oriented services through KINTO. Toyota has prepared an exclusive rental scheme for the bZ4X with a maximum rental period of 10 years.
In this scheme, Toyota guarantees battery performance for 10 years or 200,000 kilometers. Not only that, bZ4X tenants with a 10-year plan can get cheaper monthly fees starting from the fifth year.
Regarding specifications, the Toyota bZ4X is available in a Z Grade variant with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive version gets a 1XM electric motor producing 150 kW or 204 hp and 266 Nm of torque.
As for all-wheel drive, the bZ4X gets two 1YM motors with a combined 160 kW or 217 hp and 337 Nm of torque.
Both have Lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 71.4 kWh and are claimed to be able to cover a distance of 540-559 kilometers according to Japan’s Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Cycles (WLTC) standards.
Of course, to attract consumers, Toyota has prepared four different feature packages. These four feature packages give the bZ4X a choice of 18-inch or 20-inch rims, a standard roof or panoramic view moonroof, and several other additional features.