The multimedia system of the Toyota bZ4X 2023 brings more features to your electric vehicle
Years ago, having a screen in your car was only available on Mercedes-Benz, BMW or any other high-end luxury car. Today, your base model Chevy Spark has a screen and has all the bells and whistles of a 20-year-old luxury car at a fraction of the price. However, it’s not that a car has a screen or in automotive jargon, “infotainment system”, it’s what’s on the screen and what you can do with the screen which makes it unique. BMW has the hand signals so you can control your volume or change tracks with a wave of your hand, Mercedes-Benz lets you control the scent you want to come out of your air vents by choosing an aroma, and other cars also have interesting features. .
In this report, I want to examine the multimedia features of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X which debuted this week. Toyota published in its press release all the new features that the 2023 Toyota bZ4X will have and what to expect this spring.
All bZ4X models will come standard with a 12.3-inch multimedia display that was created by the Connected Technologies team based in Texas. Just like a Tesla, the bZ4X 2023 will be able to receive live updates via the multimedia screen.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X will also have touch and voice controls. So if you say “Hey Toyota”, the interactive menu will appear. A three-month trial is also included for things like the smart assistant, Drive Connect, Destination Assist, and cloud navigation. You can even use this cloud service to find points of interest and use smart navigation.
Of course, you also get all your typical features like USB and USB-C ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AM FM audio and Sirius XM capabilities.
Every good car has a good audio system and the 2023 Toyota bZ4X is no exception. All models are equipped with a JBL Premium Sound system with 9 speakers and an 8-inch subwoofer. You also have the SOS function and safety assistance located at the top or on the screen.
Here’s a cool feature, through the Toyota app you can access things like your lights, horn, horn and even unlock the rear hatch. Other things like activating your heating, steering wheel heating, defroster and other features that you can explore through the app. It’s a really useful app because I can’t count the number of times I go into my car to get something out of the trunk only to realize it’s locked and I have to walk all the way to get the key.
Overall, this is a useful infotainment system that implements many useful and practical features on an affordable EV SUV. I hope Toyota will use these features in other models, whether electric vehicles or not.
What do you think? Do you like these features of Toyota’s multimedia system? Let us know in the comments section below.
Harutiun Hareyan reports Toyota news to Torque News. His automotive interests and extensive experience testing new cars give his stories a sense of authenticity and unique perspectives. Follow Harutiun on Twitter at @HareyanHarutiun for Toyota Daily News.