Toyota might not be on anyone’s radar when it comes to all-electric rides. Still, that could soon change with the bZ4X. Surprisingly, the development of these eco-friendly platforms is a shared operation. Subaru is partnering with its fellow Japanese carmaker and presenting the SUV concept as a preview of a future lineup of EVs.

Automakers who follow through with their commitment to reducing emissions deserve all the support we can give them. We’re all living on this rock. Unless colonizing other planets is on the horizon, taking care of this one should be the top priority. Toyota and Subaru are heading in the right direction with the bZ4X.

In fact, with the help of Subaru’s lauded all-wheel-drive technology, the bZ4X has the potential to become a capable overlanding machine. Much like the upcoming Jeep Wrangler Magneto concept, the quiet hum of its powerful electric motors will surprise those who are expecting the signature growl of conventional engines.

The automotive company that has its headquarters in Aichi, Japan intends to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The bZ4X is one good looking concept that could be the template for the design language of other models in the emission-free lineup.

The silhouette shows sharp edges on a sleek aerodynamic body with a two-tone coat of metallic grey and black. The latter is visible on the fenders and the ones on the front extend up the headlights.

Within the bZ4X is a roomy interior courtesy of its longer wheelbase. Like a modern instrument display unit and a unique steering wheel. Toyota is yet to reveal more about the SUV but claims it will have competitive specifications. The press release also lists other partners such as Daihatsu, Suzuki, and BYD.

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