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Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept Arrives at the LA Auto Show

Looking a bit like a Japanese Mustang Mach-E, the electric compact SUV previews what could be the next addition to the automaker's Beyond Zero vehicle portfolio.

Antuan Goodwin
Antuan Goodwin gained his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and electrification to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable.
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Toyota debuted an updated and more complete version of its bZ Compact SUV concept on the eve of the 2022 LA Auto Show.

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We got our first glimpse of the concept from afar during Toyota's big Beyond Zero event last year.

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The concept blends SUV ride height with sport coupe proportions -- sort of like a Japanese Mustang Mach-E.

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Still just a design study, Toyota hasn't released performance or range estimates.

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The coupe-like SUV is fully electric, built from the ground up around a "Clean-Vital" ethos.

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The sporty stance is pushes the big 21-inch wheels with sport tires to the extreme corners of the bZ's footprint.

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Along with the updated Prius, the bZ concept debuts Toyota's new circular Beyond Zero badge -- a subtle nod to its sustainable ambitions.

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The streamlined roof ends at an angular liftback.

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You'll find no tailpipes here and no tailpipe emissions.

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Check out our first look at the Toyota bZ Compact SUV concept for more details.

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