Toyota bZ4X – less than 100 units bound for Thailand for 2022, EV to be priced between RM250k to RM380k?

Toyota bZ4X – less than 100 units bound for Thailand for 2022, EV to be priced between RM250k to RM380k?

Earlier in January, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) revealed that it will be launching the bZ4X fully electric SUV in the second half of the year. According to Thai publication Headlightmag, the bZ4X will be fully imported from Japan, and the first batch is expected to arrive towards the tail end of 2022.

The big issue is allocation. Apparently, the ASEAN region will only be getting around 100 units, and it’s unclear exactly how many of those are destined for the Land of Smiles. As for pricing, base models are expected to start at around two million baht (RM250k), with range-topping variants costing no more than three million baht (RM380k).

To quickly recap, the five-seater SUV (based on a dedicated EV platform that’s jointly developed with Subaru) is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The former uses a single electric motor generating 150 kW (204 PS), while the AWD features two 80 kW motors (109 PS) for a combined output of 160 kW (218 PS).

Toyota bZ4X – less than 100 units bound for Thailand for 2022, EV to be priced between RM250k to RM380k?

Both versions share the same 71.4 kWh battery, which supports a maximum of 6.6 kW AC charging or 150 kW DC fast-charging. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 8.4 seconds for the FWD, and 7.7 seconds for the AWD.

The bZ4X is also slated for a Malaysian launch, but it will only be arriving sometime in 2023. The Lexus UX 300e, on the other hand, will be launched this year. Anyone eyeing this SUV already?

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Comments

  • pricing doesn’t make sense when compared to the UK pricing. top of the range in UK is 52k GBP or about RM 290k (before the EV rebates). I’m surprised Thailand would price it that much higher. It’s about the size of the Lexus NX model, but for a Toyota it’s very expensive.

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  • I support to conserve environment but employer does not support me to support that. At thr end, I am still driving car with high CO2 emission.

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  • Celup King on Mar 08, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    Not worth to buy, even them Jepunis say it is not worth it better to rent than buy this car.

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  • seancorr (Member) on Mar 08, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Oh shi-

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  • Dragon80 on Mar 08, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    This is probably the most beautiful mid size EV to date.

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  • haha….
    wanna be environment friendly person, second thought after look at the price…

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  • Most of our country’s electricity is generated from coal. So what’s the point of going EV if you have to charge your battery using fossil fuel sourced power ?

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  • Roti Canai on Mar 09, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    pls bring it to malaysia asap

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