Toyota has launched an investigation into a variety take a look at of its bZ4X crossover carried out by Danish outlet FDM. The publication’s take a look at noticed the AWD bZ4X handle simply 134 miles of real-world vary with 20″ alloys geared up. In the meantime, the entry-level FWD bZ4X (which comes with 18″ alloys) was additionally examined and bought a mere 152 miles of vary.
For reference, the AWD bZ4X has 286 miles of WLTP vary in the meantime the FWD variant is nice for 313 miles in accordance with the European testing normal.
Provided that FDM relies in Denmark and the take a look at was carried out throughout winter, anticipating the bZ4X to match its WLTP vary is unrealistic. Nevertheless, getting roughly half of what it’s purported to is undoubtedly a shock.
Toyota has formally responded to the vary take a look at, stating that it is wanting into the matter. A Danish spokesperson for the marque recommended the big discrepancy in vary might be on account of how a lot reserve the crossover has in its battery. Nevertheless, we extremely doubt you may get an additional 100+ miles of vary when your bZ4X claims it is flat.
Undoubtedly, Toyota might be keen to seek out out why each variations of the bZ4X carried out so poorly within the take a look at. To date the model’s first mass-market EV has obtained a considerably combined reception, with plenty of critics labeling its styling as bland and efficiency figures as underwhelming. However these issues shouldn’t matter an excessive amount of – in spite of everything, folks do not buy a RAV4 for its seems or pace. Nevertheless, Toyota consumers do care about practicality. Therefore vary is of the utmost significance for the bz4X if it desires to achieve the extremely aggressive EV crossover market.