Toyota bZ4X



Daily Telegraph


A nonsensical name distracts from a straightforwardness about the bZ4X, which costs from £45,710. It looks pretty zany but the interior is comfortable if borderline stark. There’s a 71.4kWh (gross) lithium-ion battery and front- or four-wheel drive, with ranges of 317 and 286 miles respectively. The bZ4x displays good damping control, although the springing is lively and bouncy. The drivetrain feels refined and powerful but not intimidatingly so. Above all, unlike others here the interior quality continues beyond the front seats. There are moments when you might suspect that Toyota’s first battery vehicle was designed by different teams from various parts of the universe, but for all its disjointed appearance this is a thoughtful addition to EV driving.