Toyota Working On New Electric SUV; Global Debut In 2021

Toyota is working on a new full electric SUV and the company will take the wraps off the new SUV next year. It will be manufactured at Toyota's ZEV factory in Japan and it will be based on the e-TNGA platform.

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Published on December 10, 2020

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  • Toyota will unveil a new full electric SUV in 2021
  • The new SUV will be underpinned by Toyota's e-TNGA platform
  • The new electric model will be a compact SUV; Meant for Europe primarily

Toyota has revealed that it will debut a new full electric SUV in 2021. The details about the new EV are scant but it will be built on the company's new e-TNGA platform. In terms of size, it will be similar to the current RAV4. Toyota aims to focus on the European market with the new electric SUV which is yet to be named. Toyota believes that a compact SUV can accommodate the needs of most regions in which the company operates and there are more volumes in that segment. The new battery electric SUV will be one of the first of six EVs to be coming from the e-TNGA platform.

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(The new electric SUV from Toyota will be built on company's e-TNGA platform)

Koji Toyoshima, Deputy Chief Officer, ZEV Factory, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, "Toyota will shortly take the next step in the rollout of its forthcoming battery-electric portfolio by first previewing an all-new mid-sized SUV in the coming months. The versatility and flexibility of e-TNGA technology allows us to design and create vehicles that are not just battery-electric, but also exciting to drive and beautiful to look at."

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(The e-TNGA platform is versatile and can underpin a wide variety of models)

The new platform gets a clever design and Toyota says it is both highly versatile and easily adaptable for a range of product types. The basic architecture principle is that a number of key elements remain fixed whilst others vary. This allows the company to bring in variance in different parameters such as vehicle width, length, wheelbase and height. The e-TNGA platform can accommodate front, rear or four-wheel drive layouts. With a wide-range of battery and electric motor capacities that can be adapted to suit various vehicle types and usage profiles, Toyota is likely to use this platform increasingly in the near future. The development time of different model variants can be reduced and individual models can be developed in parallel to each other.


Last Updated on December 10, 2020

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