Electric Vehicles

Toyota commits to 70 electrified products by 2025; here's what's coming

Toyota trademark filings reveal what is coming in its lineup.

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Today Toyota committed to expand their company portfolio by around 70 models globally by 2025. That's just four years from now. The company has said that of those 70-ish, 15 will be new battery electric vehicles and seven will be Toyota bZ models.

They're not just talking about cars and SUVs. Toyota also says that it's bringing electrification to its truck lineup including hybrid and BEV powertrains.

So, what exactly is coming? A little sleuthing and some educated guessing tells the story. It's important to note that all the information below is of a speculative nature as Toyota, like every other automaker, is not in the habit of commenting on future product. It's also important to remember that just because a product name has made the list, that doesn't necessarily mean it will for-sure come to market.

Lexus RZ450e

A trademark application for "RZ450e" has already been filed. It would follow in line with Toyota company nomenclature if an all-electric version of the Lexus RX 450h became the Lexus RZ450e (or Lexus RZ 450e). The RX450h name is already used on the hybrid version of the popular Lexus SUV (sold also as the RX 350).

Toyota bZ5

If they're committed to using "X" to denote all-wheel drive-capable SUVs, then it stands to reason that the Toyota bZ5 will be an electric car. When it comes to guessing size, look to the fact that other automakers (BMW, Mercedes, etc.) use "5" to denote a midsize sedan. This could possibly be an all-electric version of the Camry.

However, it's also a possibility that the bZ5 could be an all-electric version of the Toyota Avalon given how the current lineup sits and figuring that "5" is as high as Toyota has worked to trademark.

Toyota bZ3X

If the Toyota bZ4X is a compact SUV, perhaps the bZ3X is a subcompact, a little larger than the Toyota C-HR. This would fit with the nomenclature used in the scenario played out by the Toyota BZ5 hypothesis and fit into other brands' (Audi, BMW, etc.) naming schemes.

Toyota bZ5X

If the Toyota bZ3X is a smaller SUV than the bZ4X, then the bZ5X must be larger. Perhaps this model is a midsize SUV with a third row of seating that's comparable to what is currently in the Highlander. It could also be the name given to the all-electric version of the Highlander.

Toyota GR 010

Toyota uses GR in its naming scheme to denote models that are tuned by Gazoo Racing. The GR Supra and GR 86 are both proof of that. A Toyota GR 010 could be a small, performance-focused electric car.

Lexus TX350 & Lexus TX500h

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept was so loved by the press and public, word was that Toyota wanted to put it into production as soon as possible. It's likely that the TX350 and TX500h are three-row crossover versions of that concept. The naming structure would fit with the current UX, NX, and RX nomenclature while the TX500h is a nod to a higher-performance model with a larger engine than the RX 450h's that is also a hybrid.

Toyota bZ4, Toyota bZ3, Toyota bZ2, Toyota bZ1

If the Toyota bZ5 is an all-electric car about the size of the Camry or Avalon, it would make sense that the Toyota bZ4 and bZ3 are smaller all-electric cars. It would then follow that the bZ2 and bZ1 would be even smaller. From largest to smallest, the current Toyota lineup includes Avalon, Camry, and Corolla. Yaris is sold elsewhere in the world but a car that size could make a comeback as one of the bZ2 or bZ1 models.

Toyota bZ2X & Toyota bZ1X

With the bZ4X being about the size of the RV4, it stands to reason that the bZ2X may be about the size of the current Toyota C-HR. There's also a possibility that either the bZ2X or bZ1X could be an electric version of the Toyota Corolla Cross, a model that has been said to be likely to come to the U.S.

Remember, Toyota still owes us the identity of the product they'll be co-producing with Mazda at the plant in Alabama.

Toyota Trailhunter

There's a lot of people expecting Toyota to release a rugged small SUV in the spirit of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Some expect it to be able to go head-to-head with the Jeep Wrangler while others just hope for something more rugged than the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road. Only time will tell.

Toyota Grand Highlander

There's a Jeep Wagoneer and a Grand Wagoneer. Could there be a Toyota Highlander and a Toyota Grand Highlander? With the Toyota Land Cruiser leaving the company's U.S. lineup, there's a hole up top that a fancy version of the Highlander could fill. Fancier and more rugged? That could be a win-win.

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New minivan

Honda announces new Odyssey Sport

Sport is a new trim for the Odyssey minivan.

Honda

The Honda Odyssey may not be the most exciting vehicle in the world, but it's getting a new Sport model that at least makes it look the part. Honda will release the model for the 2023 model year, and the Odyssey line overall will be offered with a new Honda Service Pass, which includes two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

The Odyssey Sport slots into the Honda catalog between the EX-L and Touring trims. It comes with gloss-black exterior trim and black 19-inch wheels outside, and black leather with red stitching inside. The cabin comes with red accent lighting on the dash and in the footwells, and the roof pillars and headliner are both black. Under the hood, the Odyssey Sport gets the same 3.5-liter V6 from years past. It makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, and comes paired with a ten=speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

2023 Honda Odyssey SportThe Sport comes with dark exterior trim and unique leather upholstery with red stitching inside. Honda

All Odyssey models come with Honda Sensing safety equipment, which includes adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection. The 2023 van hasn't been crash-tested yet, but the 2022 model earned a Top Safety Pick + award, so it's likely the new model will be rated similarly.

Honda Service Pass is a new program for 2023+ Honda vehicles. It covers routine scheduled maintenance for up to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under the program, buyers get free oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections.

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The Supra finally gets a manual transmission for 2023.

Toyota

After an almost nonstop chorus of enthusiasts and journalists asking for a manual transmission in the new Supra, Toyota has gone and done it. The car will get an available six-speed manual transmission that will be available on both variants of the GR Supra 3.0, plus a limited-edition model on the U.S. market next year.

2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 MTToyota had to modify the car's interior for the new gearbox. Toyota

The A91-MT Edition Supra will be limited to 500 units, and gets two exterior colors with an exclusive Cognac leather interior. All 2023 Supras come with a 3.0-liter straight-six engine that makes 382 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. Toyota says the six-speed manual has been specially tuned to work with the car's engine, and notes that it modified an existing transmission housing to come up with the design. The gearbox's final drive ratio is shortened to improve response and take-off.

Toyota had to modify the car's interior to accommodate a gearshift lever, so the iDrive controller and other buttons had to be relocated. The automaker says that it focused on the feeling of shifting, from the weight of the knob to the ergonomics and location of the component.

2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 MTThe limited-edition A91-MT trim gets an exclusive cognac leather interior.Toyota

A Supra with a manual gearbox is reason to celebrate, but availability is limited to the top Supra 3.0. The "base" Supra 2.0 won't get the transmission. Toyota says pricing and other information will be available later this year.

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