Toyota has revealed two new electric vehicle (EV) concepts as part of this year’s Guangzhou motor show in China.
As reported by X (formerly Twitter) user Tycho de Feijter, the two electric concepts are a sleek sedan and a large SUV. Production versions of these concepts will be produced by the GAC Toyota joint venture company as Chinese market-only vehicles.
Neither of the GAC Toyota electric concepts have English names, though the sedan concept has a Chinese name that translates to Comfortable Space, while the SUV concept has a Chinese name that translates to Enjoyable Space.
The electric SUV concept is virtually identical to the Toyota bZ FlexSpace Concept that was revealed in China earlier this year.
The production version of this so-called Enjoyable Space electric SUV concept will reportedly enter production in China next year and be priced from around ¥250,000 (~A$53,000). It will be available with single- and dual-motor electric powertrains.
Although we haven’t seen the inside of this electric SUV concept, the similar-looking bZ FlexSpace concept featured a minimalist interior with a squared-off steering wheel, velour-like trim, flat front seats, a sliding centre console, and a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system.
There are fewer details known about the so-called Comfortable Space electric sedan concept on the other hand, though it will reportedly enter production in 2025.
The electric sedan concept measures in at approximately 5.0 metres long and has a 3.0-metre wheelbase. This is around the same length as the Lexus ES.
Other features the electric sedan concept has includes retracting door handles, camera side mirrors, and 21-inch alloy wheels. Like the electric SUV concept, the interior hasn’t been detailed.
As previously reported, Toyota plans to launch 10 new EVs by 2026, by which time it aims to be selling 1.5 million pure-electric vehicles globally.
The Japanese carmaker is also gearing up to roll out a modular electric car architecture that will be used for everything from spiritual successors to the old MR2 and Celica, all the way up to large SUVs.
Toyota to launch two new EVs in China— Tycho de Feijter (@TychodeFeijter) November 20, 2023
Toyota is far behind in the EV race in China. But at least they are trying to catch up. In the next two years, the GAC-Toyota joint venture will launch two new China-only EVs, a sedan and an SUV.
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