Toyota Announces bZ3, Second Model in bZ Series

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Toyota Announces bZ3, Second Model in bZ Series

A battery electric sedan developed through the collaboration of Toyota, BYD, and FAW Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced the Toyota BZ3, which is the second model in its BZ series. bZ3 is a battery electric sedan jointly developed by BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD for the Chinese market. (BTET) - Toyota & BYD Co. Ltd. (BYD) - and FAW Toyota Motor Co.A joint venture established by Ltd.(FAW Toyota). It will be produced and sold through the FAW Toyota Dealer Network. Developed jointly in collaboration with three companies. In developing the bZ3, Toyota, BTET, and FAW Toyota worked closely to deliver the best products to consumers in China, the world's largest battery EV (BEV) market. More than 100 Toyota engineers from the design, production, engineering, and quality control departments participated in the development, working closely with engineers from BYD and FAW Toyota. 

Toyota, the world's first large-scale producer of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), has sold more than 20 million electric vehicles globally to date. Customers around the world admire Toyota cars for the company's wide array of advanced electrification technologies — ranging from HEVs to fuel cell electric vehicles — and its long-term QDR performance-driven designs. Toyota BZ3 works on such DNA after Toyota BZ4X.

SINCE its inception in 1995, BYD has specialized in batteries and other basic technologies for electric vehicles, including its e-Platform 3.0. The ever-growing company offers comprehensive solutions in the new energy sector and has gained the trust of consumers around the world. Efficient development systems and advanced electrification technologies. For Toyota BZ3, BYD and its partners provide advanced, secure, and reliable battery technology. FAW Toyota has provided better products and services to customers in China since its inception in 2000. 

The company is renowned for its extensive product lineup and one-stop capability comprising production, sales and services. To date, FAW's total sales volume has reached ten million units. Based on its world-class facilities and technologies, the company now produces high-quality new energy products, including the Toyota BZ series. Toyota bZ3 is born out of the cooperation and development of three companies, car manufacturing, and coordination in battery technology. Each member's shared strengths have resulted in unprecedented new value and new experiences for consumers. Brand new structure and design for "new freedom, new experiences" Toyota bZ3 offers users a new automotive experience based on three keywords: electrified, dynamic, and enjoyable.

Achieving a cruising range of more than 600 km with an advanced electrification system The electrification system combines BYD's lithium-ion LFP battery using lithium iron phosphate and Toyota's extensive electrification technologies that have long been achieved through the development of HEV, achieving a maximum travel range of more than 600 km*1. The battery structure, cooling, control, and safety monitoring systems were all redesigned for the car, making its high-quality electrical system efficient, modern, safe, and reliable. Additionally, Toyota has leveraged its electrification expertise to reduce battery degradation, with the development goal of ensuring 90% capacity even after ten years*2, so that consumers can have peace of mind. Dynamic acquisition to drive fun via e-TNGA Toyota uses the BZ3E-TNGA vehicle platform to achieve more enjoyable driving, including more responsive performance, with a lower center of gravity and excellent handling stability. 

The driving position is designed to reduce muscle tension, reduce fatigue over long distances, and create a pleasant driving experience. Toyota's decades of experience in car manufacturing and motorsports have been leveraged to fine-tune movement, turn and stop. The result is a more comfortable ride for both drivers and passengers. Providing a comfortable riding experience enjoyable Toyota bz3's development concept is a family lounge, based on the idea that cars provide space to spend time with family and friends rather than just being a means of transportation. With a people-centric focus, Toyota emphasizes an integrated and comfortable interior space in which enhanced digital features are fully integrated inside the cabin to suit customer preferences.

The car has a Toyota BZ series hammerhead shark-like design. It has a comfortable silhouette, combining the long wheelbase of the BEV-specific package with the long cabin of the fastback. Furthermore, the exterior shows stability and strength and presents a highly modulated and elegant profile that points to a linear sense of speed. The corners of the bumper emphasize air guides and air curtains that consider airflow, while flat door handles, aluminum wheels, and the shape of the previous bumper to reduce wind resistance result in class leading aerodynamics with a cd value of 0.218. The interior has a digital island system that integrates a large vertical center display with a tray-type console. In addition to wireless charging, it integrates the functions of connecting smartphones and multimedia, giving users a new experience. Air conditioning, music, trunk release, and other controls are also integrated into large displays, and sound control greatly advances convenience and innovation.

Toyota bZ3 Main Specifications*3

Length                                                           4,725 mm
Width                                                             1,835 mm
Height                                                            1,475 mm
Wheelbase                                                     2,880 mm
Cd value                                                         0.218       
 Seating capacity                                              5               
                           Battery type                     Lithium-ion Battery (first use of LFP cathode)

*Cruise range on a single charge, measured based on 1 CLTC mode. The range will vary depending on the grade. 
*2 Estimated values based only on Toyota's simulated average use of battery cells. 

The actual battery capacity installed in the vehicle varies depending on the driving conditions and operating environment. A 90% battery capacity retention rate after ten years is not guaranteed in all circumstances. The final details of the 3 vehicles will be announced at the beginning of the sale. About The Toyota BZ Series Toyota has established the following four values for the BZ series. You and others 1. Toyota BZ offers a comfortable cabin plus a new lifestyle and the opportunity to spend valuable time with family and friends. You and your car. 2. 

Toyota BZ provides the unique joy of driving BEV and the excitement of the anticipated prospects. You and the Environment 3.Toyota bZ will not only reduce CO2 and other emissions – it will play a positive role in the environment. You and Society 4. Toyota bz creates a safer society where everyone has more peace of mind. Toyota is committed to offering more attractive products to consumers in China. 

It plans to introduce more bZ models after bZ4X and bZ3. Stay charged for upcoming announcements!

A Toyota bZ series model under development

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