SEMA News sources recently caught a glimpse of the upcoming Toyota bZ3X testing in metro Detroit, Michigan.
Toyota is expanding its bZ line of electric crossovers and sedans with the introduction of the compact bZ3X and follows the debut of its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the bZ4X, developed in collaboration with Subaru. Toyota's BEV strategy includes the introduction of three distinct EV concepts: a small SUV, the bZ compact SUV, featuring a sporty coupe-like roofline, and a crossover EV, which was later revealed as the production Crown Sport crossover in 2022.
According to insiders, a production model of the bZ compact SUV concept should arrive as early as the '25 model year. This production-ready compact crossover, positioned just below the bZ4X, is expected to be named the bZ3X. While Toyota has not disclosed specific powertrain details, the bZ3X is expected to offer a base single-motor, front-wheel-drive configuration and an optional dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup. In terms of size, the bZ3X is likely to closely resemble the gas-powered Corolla Cross crossover, according to sources.