bZ4X CHANCE TO MAKE A NAME FOR ITSELF

What’s in a name? Plenty if you happen to be one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers pumping out product by the boat load. Take Toyota, for example. Nothing goes better to describe the Land Cruiser as a prestigious go-anywhere off roader; then there’s the Prius, relating to its being the first mass produced petrol / hybrid car. Now comes Toyota’s first wholly electric SUV, the BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) bZ4X. The what? Surely that’s an internal maker’s code Where’s the snappy showroom moniker? Was the marketing department on leave?… Read more

TOYOTA MAKES ITS MOVE INTO FULL ELECTRIFICATION

The name might sound like a robot from Star Wars, but bZ4X is actually the name Toyota has picked for its first fully-electric vehicle, due to arrive in Australia late this year. In fact, the ‘bZ’ stands for Beyond Zero, as in zero-emissions, while the ‘4X’ identifies that the vehicle is a compact crossover SUV. Under the Toyota/Subaru model sharing arrangement, which brought us the 86 and BRZ sports cars, the bZ4X will also be sold here as the Subaru Solterra. Available in two and all-wheel drive form, power comes… Read more