Malaysia-bound Toyota bZ4x launched in Indonesia – FWD, 500 km range



After Thailand, Indonesia has welcomed the all-electric Toyota bZ4x to their shores. Just yesterday, the bZ4x was launched in Indonesia in one variant, with a price of Rp. 1,190,000,000 (approx. RM356,011).

Compared to the also-single-variant version launched in Thailand, Indonesia’s bZ4x is front-wheel drive (FWD) with an electric motor making 204 hp (metric) and 266 Nm. The Thai market gets the all-wheel drive (AWD) version that makes 218 hp (metric) and 337 Nm. Equipped with the same 71.4-kWh battery pack, the FWD bZ4x has a 500-km range (WLTP), more than the AWD bZ4x’s 460-km range (WLTP).

As you may already know, the bZ4x is built on Toyota’s e-TNGA architecture. Measuring 4,690 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width, 1,650 in height, and with a 2,850 mm wheelbase, the Toyota bZ4x is about the size of a Proton X70 (4,519 mm length, 1,831 mm width, 1,694 mm height, and 2,670 mm wheelbase). An EV contender about this size that will soon be available in Malaysia is the BYD Atto 3.

As for charging, the bZ4x can handle 6.6-kW AC charging and 150-kW DC Fast Charging (DCFC). Toyota says that it only takes 30 minutes to charge to 80% from 0 with 150-kW DCFC. The battery comes with an 8-year/160,000 km warranty and Toyota assures that the battery will still have 90% of its storage capacity after 10 years.

In Indonesia, the bZ4x is the first electric vehicle (EV) by Toyota and it completes the brand’s electrified offering in the country. Already in its Indonesian lineup are mild-hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

On the outside, the bZ4x features a hammerhead shark-like shape in front, piloting the styling of Toyota’s bZ series. The China-exclusive Toyota bZ3 sedan sports a similar fascia.

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On the inside, the bZ4x gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Toyota Indonesia says the bZ4x is the first electric car in Indonesia to feature an advanced parking assist system. It also gets the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 3.0 advanced safety assistance system.

Over in Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor has already installed several new chargers at its headquarters. Previously, registration of interest has been open for the all-electric Lexus RZ, the bZ4x’s luxurious counterpart. Bound for Malaysia, the bZ4x in its FWD version with 500 km of range (WLTP) sounds more appealing than the AWD version.



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