Toyota announced that they will show a new model for their range of battery electric vehicles. It will be a mid-size battery electric SUV based on the e-TNGA platform, available soon.
More details will be announced in the coming months. At the moment, only a stylized silhouette and some details about the architecture of the platform have transpired.
The unnamed model preview will be based on the new e-TNGA platform. Thanks to its ingenious design, the new platform is very versatile and easily adaptable to various types of products.
The basic principle of architecture is that there are a series of elements that remain unchanged while others change. This approach allows for variations within the limits of vehicle width, length, wheelbase and height.
The e-TNGA platform can also be configured with front, rear or all-wheel drive, and with a wide range of battery and electric motor capacities depending on different vehicle types and user profiles.
Using this versatile approach, the development time for the various product variants can be shortened, and individual models can be developed in parallel. The first model based on the e-TNGA platform has already been developed, and is getting ready for production. It will be manufactured at Toyota’s ZEV plant in Japan.
Koji Toyoshima, Deputy Chief Officer, ZEV Factory, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “Toyota will shortly take the next step in the roll-out of its forthcoming battery electric portfolio by first previewing an all-new mid-size 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.”