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  1. Hello and welcome! The answer to your questions are no and no I'm afraid.
  2. Average works well for Toyota! Easy to forget that the EV6, GV60 and 2023 Ioniq 5 all have a bigger battery than the bZ4X (77 vs 71 kWh) so you would expect them to go further.... What will be interesting is how the bZ4X does in Winter - the EV6 / Ioniq 5 have struggled with range / charging speeds during last Winter (plenty of videos on YouTube).
  3. My Wife and I looked at the Tucson recently, might be our imagination, but we found the front seats to be a bit narrower than the RAV4? It has to be said that both Kia and Hyundai are killing it at the moment with their new models, indeed Kia are the top selling manufacturer for the first quarter!
  4. Maybe it's just me, but I don't ind it that complicated.... Press the cruise control active button (little white car symbol) and then move the switch next to it down towards 'set' - this sets the speed right there and then. If you want to go straight up to the speed limit then hold the '+res' button for 3 seconds, if you want to go up or down in increments of 5mph use the switch up or down. The distance button has 3 stages - far away, just right, German saloon driver (!) and the button next to that controls the lane keeping. If it is set with cruise control, and the car picks up the lane markings, then the car will auto steer to keep you in lane - works very well on A roads and Motorways. You can adjust the lane keeping/steering and it's force in the menu, but I might keep that for the next lesson!
  5. Definitely! The magazine is very well informed! Toyota need to update a few things for MY23 to meet forthcoming regulation changes, hence what will be a mid life update.
  6. This is MY2023 updates - I've had it confirmed by Kinto as my lease offer is likely to change by the time the car is actually produced! MY2022 orders have now stopped to allow the factory's to catch up with the back log in orders - apparently there is over a thousand orders for the PHEV model to fulfil in this country alone!
  7. Posted it on page 29! It's also on bestcarweb.jp - if your Japanese is a bit rusty, try Google Translate!
  8. Afraid so, on the plus side it'll be a face lifted model with improved sat navigation and Safety Sense 3.0.
  9. The AWD drive models in Europe come with Panasonic batteries (as far as I'm aware) so they will be 150 kW charging. The CATL batteries are for American markets due to a lack of supplies.
  10. Here is the 'free' wall box offer on Toyota's website - https://www.toyota.co.uk/electric/home-charging
  11. I'm off to the one near Oxford on Easter Monday, gets me out of going to the Mother-in-laws!!
  12. It's interesting that Toyota have extended the free charger offer until June. I imagine there will be quite a few people in your boat before long!
  13. Bestcar.jp has a story on their website and KINTO confirmed it to me this morning.
  14. Get ready for some long wait times again! Toyota have stopped taking orders for MY2022 PHEV models due to the current order backlog. All orders from now on will be for the MY2023 model - it will have T-Mate 3.0 and the cloud based navigation system now on the Corolla, CH-R and Yaris. Quoted lead time is last week of January 2023 - just the 10 months!! I believe the Hybrid model will follow suit in April - so get your orders in now!!
  15. Yeah, it's the 18' vs the 20' tyre. Also, all models come with a heat pump so your Winter range won't reduce as much as the ID.4/Ioniq 5/EV6 etc.
  16. The Premier Edition orders are being handled by Toyota Europe so you have to lock down your order earlier than the 'normal' range. Dealer advised me yesterday that 11kW models might arrive in September rather than December as previously expected!
  17. It is a weird one, you'd think ordering the same seat both sides for all markets would save Toyota money? As it is, they have to order seats for RHD passengers and then seats for LHD passengers! Although I have lower back issues, I've never had an issue with any of the Toyota seats over the years. Dealer I've ordered with has told me 3rd week of May for the demo car to be available - it actually arrives at the beginning of May but they need to use it for staff training, cheaper than sending them all over to Japan!
  18. I too stumbled across the the reservations opening last Tuesday, I've reserved a Vision 2WD in Precious Metal. I've ordered the 11kW onboard charger model so it'll be the second batch of cars - the first batch come with a slower onboard charger. I'm on good terms with our local dealer so we've agreed that I can back out if the claimed KINTO offers are actually no good, the £99 reservation is fully refundable anyway. It does seem that the dealers aren't really prepared for the model!
  19. Toyota have bZ1X as a patent in Europe - if they can squeeze it in at around £20k then they will have a winner! They have bZ1 through to bZ7 available, with and without the 'X' at the end. It will be interesting to see if they give cars of a similar size the same number - for example the bZ4X is the same size as the saloon that will be offered in America, will the saloon be bZ4 or bZ5?
  20. Indeed they are, the HEV is built by Toyota Motor Corporation at their Takaoka facility whereas the PHEV is built by Toyota Industries Corporation at Nagakusa 🙂
  21. Just to calm some fears, cars will need V2X technology for this to work as the road will have to 'tell' the car the speed limit well in advance. GPS alone has limitations on parallel roads. Road signs are only for passive systems, like RSA in our cars - if the Government want to take advantage of this they need to spend the money to have geofencing on all main roads...
  22. In fairness, all Manufacturers have raised up their base rates recently, the VW Tiguan is currently being offered at 5.20% APR compared to Toyota's 2.9% APR.
  23. Having swapped in September, I can confirm that you'll not notice the difference between the 18' and 19' tyres, they are not the low profile tyres you get on some SUV's! It's easy to forget what a good job the Engineers did on the TNGA platform!
  24. As Roger says, you'll get better recharge from the AWD model under braking, you'll also get better battery top up when off throttle - it's not one pedal driving but I can coast towards roundabouts where I live and not have to brake for them if traffic is clear. The other advantage of the AWD system is the lack of understeer - if you press the accelerator mid corner the rear motor helps to 'straighten' the car out of the corner. It's good fun but not advisable with passengers! Having said all that, if you have no need for the AWD then get the FWD model - it's a perfectly capable car and fitting a set of Winter tyres to a FWD model will get you just as far as a AWD model on Summer ones!
  25. The important part you missed was the fact that the car doesn't know where you are in the queue, as such the safest way is to program the car to display brake lights whilst brake hold is on - it becomes a right side failure at that point. I could be argued that it's the owners use of the brake hold feature that doesn't comply with the law rather than the feature itself! Once all cars come with V2X they will be able to 'tell' each other where they are in a queue and turn off the brake lights automatically - Disney have had this feature since 2006...
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