Toyota collaborates with Suzuki to launch its urban electric SUV, the bZ2x, in 2025, expanding its electric vehicle range.
Toyota unveiled 15 electric concept models in December 2021, introducing the electric market to its bZ4x and its counterpart, the Subaru Solterra.
The bZ2x, set to release in 2025, is a collaboration between Toyota and Suzuki, targeting both the domestic and European markets.
The bZ2x’s size will be between Toyota’s Aygo X and Yaris Cross, aiming to compete with the upcoming electric Renault 4 and Volkswagen’s ID.2X.
Toyota has been progressively introducing its electric vehicle lineup to the market, with notable unveilings in December 2021. This ambitious launch showcased 15 concept models, highlighting the company’s vision for an electric future. Among these was the Toyota bZ4x, which has since transitioned from concept to reality, joining the ranks alongside its counterpart, the Subaru Solterra.
Fast forward to 2025, Toyota plans to release the bZ2x, an urban electric SUV. While past collaborations saw Toyota partnering with Subaru, the bZ2x is the fruit of a joint venture with Suzuki. This collaboration is not an isolated instance, as the two Japanese automakers have previously joined forces on various projects in Europe, India, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. Vehicles like the Swace and Across in Europe, which are essentially rebranded versions of the Corolla wagon and RAV4, stand testament to their cooperative endeavors.
The primary objective with the bZ2x is to merge the strengths of both brands. Initially, they aim to capture the domestic market before expanding their reach to Europe. On the technical front, details are still scarce. However, it is known that the vehicle will be built on the eTNGA platform and is expected to have an electric consumption close to 125 Wh/km.
As for its size, the bZ2x is designed to fit snugly between Toyota’s Aygo X and Yaris Cross, measuring between 3.70 m and 4.20 m. This strategic positioning places the bZ2x and its Suzuki counterpart in direct competition with other upcoming electric vehicles, like the Renault 4 and Volkswagen’s ID.2X, set to debut in 2025 and 2026, respectively. With these collaborative efforts and strategic launches, Toyota and Suzuki are making clear moves to solidify their presence in the electric vehicle market.