Toyota Australia has pushed back the showroom arrivals of the first electric car to be sold locally, the BZ4X, to the second half of this year. According to Sean Hanley, the sales and marketing boss of Toyota Australia, the prices and specifications for the BZ4X electric car will be announced closer to local arrival timings. However, the company has foreshadowed that it will not be cheap.
“The reason we’ve delayed (BZ4X) actually is we want to be able to secure (sufficient) supply and the latest spec,” said Sean Hanley.
While the Australian line-up is yet to be detailed, the bZ4X is available overseas with a choice of single-motor front-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrains, both teamed with a 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The FWD offers a range of 516km on the tougher WLTP test cycle, and the AWD has a range of 470km, while the claimed 0-100km/h times are 7.5 seconds and 6.9 seconds, respectively.