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Toyota to provide free home chargers to bZ4X buyers

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Toyota has outlined a package of benefits for buyers of its first fully-electric car, the bZ4X SUV, to simplify the ownership experience.

This includes a British Gas Centrica EV Home Charger, with standard installation, and six months’ access to the Toyota Public Charging Network – comprising more than 12,000 charging points, accessible through the MyToyota app.

Three years’ AA roadside assistance is also provided.

The bZ4X is available to order now, priced from £41,950. It will deliver a range of up to 280 miles from its 71.4kWh battery and be able to charge to 80% in half an hour using a 150kW charger.

Toyota has also confirmed a range of funding options for the new model. For private customers, the bZ4X Motion can be leased for £611 per month, with a Kinto One Personal Contract Hire (PCH) agreement. This is with a 36-month contract, and an initial rental payment of £3,662.

PCH customers who place their order on or before June 30 will benefit from a special launch offer of three years’ free servicing for their vehicle.

A Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) offer is available, costing £669 per month. Provided by Toyota Financial Services, this is based on 36-month contract with 4.9% APR Representative and a £3,662 customer deposit. PCP customers can purchase a three-year service plan for the vehicle for £12 per month.

For business customers, Kinto One Business Contract Hire (BCH) offers the bZ4X Motion for £509 plus VAT per month, over a 36-month contract with an initial rental payment of £3,052 plus VAT. Kinto One offers the option to upgrade to a fully maintained contract that additionally covers servicing, non-routine maintenance and tyre replacement.

The new bZ4X is available in three equipment grades plus a special, high-specification Premiere Edition version to mark its debut.

The Pure grade is the entry point to the line-up, with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, multimedia system with eight-inch display, seven-inch digital combimeter, reversing camera, smart entry and start and a climate control system with remote operation function that lets owners warm up or cool their car ahead of a making a journey. The bZ4X Pure is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.

The bZ4X Motion introduces a rear spoiler, rear privacy glass, power back door, parking sensors and an entry illumination sequence. The cabin has heated front seats – the driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment – an ambient lighting system and a wireless charging tray is provided.

Customers can choose the bZ4X Motion with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with Toyota’s new electric X-Mode system, which gives bZ4X enhanced off-road driving capability.

The Vision grade is at the top of the regular model line-up with a prestige specification that includes five-double-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors with auto-brake function, Remote Controlled Parking Assist, synthetic leather seat upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power back door with kick sensor and a heated steering wheel. It will also come with a digital key, allowing the vehicle owner to provide access to the vehicle to others by means of a smartphone app.

To mark the introduction of bZ4X in the UK, a special Premiere Edition model has been prepared. This provides all the features of the Vision grade together with a nine-speaker JBL premium sound system and the Skyview panoramic roof. Available exclusively through Toyota’s online retail service, it comes as standard with X-Mode all-wheel drive.

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced plans to offer 30 battery electric vehicles by 2030. It expects its annual BEVs sales to reach 3.5 million vehicles by the end of the decade, or around a third of its current vehicle sales.

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