Compared to other automakers, Toyota is a bit behind in the electric vehicle game.
It wasn't until 2021 did the Japanese auto giant introduce their first battery-electric vehicle – the bZ4X. But they aren't stopping with just the bZ4X. Like other automakers, Toyota is going all-in on electric too, and they've just revealed their upcoming lineup of EVs with the new bZ family and more.
Aside from the bZ4X, four other bZ models will be introduced in the future. Toyota has yet to give them official names, but for now, it appears they will be based on the bZ Compact SUV, bZ Small Crossover, bZ Sedan, and bZ Large SUV. The automaker has yet to reveal specific details about the models, but they did give us an early look at the vehicles in concept form. While they do look distinct from one another, their design appears to be inspired by the bZ4X. All have upswept headlights and are connected by either a lightbar or a trim piece.
The Compact SUV, the Small Crossover, and the Sedan look more production-ready featuring functional door mirrors. Meanwhile, the large SUV still wears small mirrors akin to concept vehicles. We will likely see production models of the bZ Compact SUV, the bZ Small Crossover, and the bZ Sedan first before the bZ Large SUV.
Aside from the bZ family, Toyota will also introduce a wide range of new EV models, including a sports car. Some of these EVs appear to be inspired by current models such as the new Tundra, the e-Palette, and even the FJ Cruiser. Similar to the new bZ family members, there are no specific details of the vehicles shown above just yet apart from the concept models. However, they will comprise Toyota's lineup in the near future.
Toyota president Akio Toyoda says the company plans to sell 3.5 million battery-electric vehicles by 2030 globally. With their upcoming lineup of EVs, that figure seems very attainable. It's not just for Toyota, though. The brand's luxury division, Lexus, will also launch a new lineup of battery-electric vehicle models, and it starts with the RZ crossover.
There's a lot of reasons to be excited about Toyota's upcoming EV lineup, and we can't wait to see the production models of these vehicles debut in the future.