Electric car Toyota bZ4x in the test: Lots of room for improvement Unconventional Interior simply lined Negligence Setting of the assistants in the instrument cluster Thoughtless overall design The best navigation system – from Toyota No charging planner Pleasant drive Toyota bZ4x in the test: Power consumption and charging Toyota bZ4x: Technical data Toyota bZ4x: Price list
Toyota sold around 10.5 million cars worldwide last year, making it once again one of the largest car companies in the world. The numbers are impressive, especially when you consider that Toyota achieved them with virtually no electric cars. The brand’s first car with a battery-electric drive didn’t get off to a good start, but the Japanese have a habit of getting things on the right track quickly. However, our test with a bZ4x leaves us with the impression in some places that the maturation process has not yet been completed. Surprisingly, this not only refers to the drive system area, which is still quite new for Toyota, but also to numerous little things that seem to have been thought out.
As a rule, we do not comment on the design; after all, the design is something that you can immediately judge for yourself based on the pictures. Within 14 days, however, I didn’t meet anyone who really liked the shape of the bZ4x. In my opinion, Toyota has exaggerated the trend of marketing unpainted plastic as a fad into something grotesque. I would probably hire a painter to complete the paint job. Toyota doesn’t have to worry about that, I’m not part of the bZ4x’s target group for various reasons.
Aside from the unusual design, the E-SUV definitely has a number of advantages. It has a routine finish inside and out, even if the gap between the headlight and the hood initially suggests otherwise. The space available is rather average for this segment, but a family with two children should easily be able to cope with it. Given the vehicle’s length of 4.69 m, the trunk is rather small at 452 liters. For a rough guide: A similar long BMW iX3 has a capacity of 510 liters.
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