Toyota is previewing a brand-new, mid-size battery electric SUV based on the forthcoming e-TNGA platform. At this stage, only the stylised silhouette shown here and details of the platform architecture have been released. However, further details will be announced soon.
e-TNGA is a new, highly versatile platform that can be easily adapted for a range of products. It works on the principle that a number of key elements remain fixed, while others can vary, which allows Toyota engineers to create variances in vehicle width, length, wheelbase and height.
The e-TNGA platform can also accommodate front, rear or all-wheel drive, with a wide range of battery and electric motor capacities to suit various vehicle types and usage profiles.
By using this approach, development time for different product variants can be reduced and individual models can be developed in parallel.
Koji Toyoshima from Toyota’s ZEV Factory product planning department 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-sized SUV.
“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.”