Swoopy new Toyota Sport Crossover Concept to take on Polestar 2 in 2025
Toyota shows off its new electric crossover concept, ahead of its release in Europe in 2025
- Coupe-esque roofline with SUV ride height
- One of five upcoming EVs from Toyota
- Will reach the European market in 2025
What is the Toyota Sport Crossover Concept?
We’d already seen the Sport Crossover Concept in April this year at the Shanghai Auto Show, but we now have confirmation that a production version is in the works. It will join the Toyota bZ4X in a lineup of six electric cars that the Japanese firm will offer by 2026, as part of its larger plan to phase out its combustion cars by 2035.
The Sport Crossover Concept features the raised ride height and sloping roofline typical of a crossover, with a silhouette similar to the Volkswagen ID.5, Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Polestar 2. We don’t expect the production-ready Sport Crossover to deviate too far from the looks of the concept, with details such as the front ‘hammerhead’ light bar and black-painted contrast roof likely to be carried across.
Toyota partnered with Chinese electric car firm BYD – manufacturers of the BYD Dolphin, Seal and Atto 3 – to develop the technology powering its new electric cars, starting back in 2019. Whilst technical specifications for the Sport Crossover Concept are yet to be revealed, we expect it to feature the latest batteries born from this joint venture.
What do we know about the interior?
So far, not much – we’ve only seen a single shot of the Sport Crossover’s interior. The conceptual image, presented at the Shanghai reveal in April, previewed a minimalist interior, with separate driver and infotainment displays placed atop a button-free dashboard. The oblong steering wheel adds to the fanciful concept-car design, so we expect the interior to be rationalised before production.
How much will it cost?
We can’t be sure how much the Sport Crossover will cost as we’re waiting for Toyota to announce European prices, but we do know it will sit above the recently revealed Urban SUV Concept, the small electric SUV entering production next year.
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