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Toyota debuts all-electric C-HR/IZOA models prior to 2020 China launch

Toyota has unveiled new battery electric versions of its C-HR/IZOA at the Shanghai Auto Show. The models are set to hit the Chinese market in 2020.

The new C-HR and IZOA EVs are the first all-electric vehicles to launch in China with the Toyota brand name.

C-HR and IZOA are essentially just the same subcompact crossover sold under different names in China. (You can tell the difference between the two versions by looking at the front bumper grille.) The vehicle is already sold as an ICE car — GAC Toyota sells the vehicle as the C-HR, while FAW Toyota sells it as the IZOA.

Toyota’s announcement was light on further details — no technical information was shared. Verifying previously announced plans, the company also said:

Beginning with the China debut of the electrified C-HR and IZOA vehicle models, Toyota plans to roll out more than ten BEV models globally during the first half of the 2020s, and is moving steadily forward to popularize electrified vehicles, setting a sales target of more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles globally by 2030.

Toyota has given no indication that it plans to sell the all-electric version of the C-HR/IZOA outside of China. The carmaker also released a video, as seen below.

Here are a few more pics of the vehicle:

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