Toyota bZ4X EV SUV confirmed for Malaysia in 2023

Toyota bZ4X EV SUV confirmed for Malaysia in 2023

The Toyota bZ4X has been said to arrive on the Malaysian market in 2023, and now it is official – UMW Toyota Motor has announced that the fully electric SUV will, indeed be making its local market debut next year.

Its arrival next year means that Malaysia will join Thailand and Indonesia in having the bZ4X on sale, having been launched in both those markets in the same month, in November 2022. Pricing for the bZ4X in Malaysia has yet to be revealed, though for reference the electric SUV was priced from launch at 1.836 million baht (RM235,242) in Thailand and 1.19 billion rupiah (RM352,040) in Indonesia.

In Malaysia, pricing for the bZ4X will take into account the exemption from import and excise duties until December 31, 2024, which is the exemption for CBU (fully imported) EVs.

United Kingdom pricing could be indicative of the electric SUV’s pricing when it arrives in Malaysia, with UK pricing starting from £41,950 (RM238,000) for the base variant. The next trim level up is priced at £45,750 (RM259,000), which could be closer to the eventual product for Malaysia.

Toyota bZ4X EV SUV confirmed for Malaysia in 2023

Between the versions for the Thai and Indonesian markets, Thailand receives the all-wheel-drive version that makes 109 PS at each axle for a combined output of 218 PS and 337 Nm. Meanwhile, Indonesia receives the FWD configuration where 204 PS and 266 Nm of torque is sent to the front wheels.

Both markets receive the same 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, with the Thailand-market car getting 411 km of range (WLTP) and the Indonesia entry achieving up to 500 km of range (WLTP). Similarities also extend to the charging options between the Thai and Indonesian markets, as both support AC charging at up to 6.6 kW via a Type 2 connection and DC charging through a CCS2 connection at up to 150 kW.

Looking at the Thailand-market car for reference, safety kit on the bZ4X includes eight airbags (dual front, centre front, sides and curtains) and the usual array of passive systems (ABS, EBD, hill start assist, traction control, VSC).

Meanwhile, the TSS 3.0 safety suite includes dynamic radar cruise control, a blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, a panoramic view monitor, pre-collision safety (autonomous emergency braking), lane departure alert, lane keep assist, and assisted parking.

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Comments

  • Bieight8 on Dec 05, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Will the wheels fall off?

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  • EV on the way

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  • Blue Green on Dec 05, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    My dream car

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  • Exman on Dec 05, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    B – Bangkok
    Z4X – Sport SUV

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 4
  • Another expensive EV, do we really have such market? Maybe it’s my problem for being too poor. We need more option with price range from RM100k to RM150k.

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  • Electric for better environment friendly future

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  • Bravo Toyota on Dec 05, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Sorry! For the price point, I would pick a Camry which is more comfortable and resale value for the long run.

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  • Anytime Toyota bZ4X

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  • ThePolygon on Dec 06, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Too big, I want bZ3X

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  • Elon Fanboi on Dec 06, 2022 at 9:53 am

    The most reliable EV car on the planet right now.

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  • Multiple reviews in Europe have tested this car to managed less than 60% of the stated range. You don’t have to believe me. Just Google and look for those real world tests.

    If you want to buy a car that claims can do 411km but max out at 230km, go ahead. It’s your money. Toyota will give you a special fan club sticker with tow truck number. :-D

    Real world testing has placed Tesla at the top with close to 90% of claimed range. There is a reason why Tesla manufacture their own batteries.

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    • Nothing to be jealous though just because sales are so good doesn’t mean you still need to talk bad?

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  • Bangkok on Dec 07, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    bz3x is Thailand 2nd generation chr,the first gen sold well in Thailand hope the next one sell as well too very good handling car

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