Toyota unveils concepts as it eyes EV offering expansion in Europe

Toyota is set to expand its EV offering in Europe, and it has unveiled concept EVs to attain the goal at its annual Kenshiki forum held in Brussels.

Toyota already has the bZ4X and released a production model known as the bZ Compact SUV Concept last year. They are now joined by the Urban SUV Concept and Sport Crossover Concept.

The Urban SUV Concept is actually a precursor to the SUV it has already announced for 2024. Toyota hopes to use this car to make inroads into the European electric SUV segment. It is building on the success of the hybrid Toyota Yaris Cross, which, according to a press release, is one of the best-selling models in its class. The car will be available in multiple drive options, and two battery capacity options.

The Sport CrossoverConcept, also destined for Europe, will be available in 2025. Toyota describes it as displaying “a sleek aero silhouette and distinctive fastback lines that will make it a design icon for the company’s dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) line-up.”

Toyota first previewed the Sport Crossover Concept in April at the Auto Shanghai show.

Toyota is aiming for six fully electric models in Europe by 2026, with a long-term goal of complete carbon neutrality by 2040. It, however, recently cut EV sales projection by 39 percent.

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