The interior layout, fit and finish
The Toyota bZ4X has a relatively low roofline for an SUV, but the interior still feels open and airy thanks to a slim and hollowed out centre console and a low-set window line. This, combined with an eight-way electrically adjustable seat (standard on Motion models and up) that perches you reasonably high up contributes to good visibility ahead and to the sides.
Rear visibility is more restricted due to the chunky rear pillars, but all models get a reversing camera as standard. Range-topping Vision models add rear parking sensors and a remote-controlled parking assist feature.
The pre-production system in our test car lacked some features, but we can tell you that the screen itself is graphically sharp and quick to respond to inputs. It gains extra points for featuring proper climate-control buttons.
The rest of the interior is exactly you’d expect from a next-generation Toyota. The materials, while perhaps a little sombre-looking, are plush and well screwed together, while the slick action of the dashboard switches give it an air of integrity that is lacking from the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV.