Yet another novelty that has escaped Toyota in China. The Chinese Ministry of Transportation and Information Technology has revealed the new bZ3, a 100% electric sedan that will be sold in China soon with the tough mission of counterattacking the Tesla Model 3.
New stick for the Japanese from Toyota in China. A leak has revealed the second 100% electric model that the manufacturer will sell in the Asian giant in its strategic association with FAW Toyota. The new Toyota bZ3 It has escaped from the intellectual property registry of the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Information Technology just a few months after its local presentation in the Asian giant.
Although it is the first time that it is seen in the nude, in reality we have already seen this model previously completely camouflaged in some spy photos in the Far East. This is Toyota’s equivalent to the new BYD Seal with which the Japanese maintain a strategic cooperation to jointly develop and manufacture electrical equipment. The filtrationto which you have had access CarnesChinahas revealed not only the design of this Toyota model for China, but also all the technical data and specifications of this new electric.
The Toyota bZ3 for China has genes of the new BYD Seal
The electric production model respects the advanced master lines in the concept SDN that posed next to the great family of future models of the «Beyond Zero» strategy at the end of 2021, with very generous measures that will allow it to offer a large interior space as you can see below.
Measurements of the new Toyota bZ3 for China, pending confirmation
The Toyota bZ3 is an elegant and sporty sedan
The new zero-emission saloon offers a very elegant design, with a roofline that spreads smoothly in an arc and betting on avant-garde headlights, electric door handles and a large taillight joined by a light bar. Filtration also reveals special features such as 16 and 18 inch wheelswith more conventional or streamlined designs, plus the option of a two-tone paint.
The new model of the Japanese brand is based on the e-TGNA platform of the special Japanese brand for electric cars, but for the battery they have resorted to the experience of the Chinese partner; specifically, it is the same as the BYD Sealthe famous «Blade» of LFP -lithium-ferrophosphate- although the usable capacity in the model of the Japanese brand is unknown, which may vary between 61 and 82 kWh, with maximum ranges of between 550 and 700 kilometers.
The Chinese bZ3 will be offered with a single electric motor on the rear axlesupplied by a BYD-owned company that sells technology to other manufacturers, Fudi Industrial which, known as “TZ200-XS002”, will offer two power levels, 183 and 244 hp. The specific specifications will be known in November, when it is presented at the Guangzhou Motor Show, and it will go on sale in China in the first half of 2023.