At the dawn of the electric revolution Japanese automotive giants were among the pioneers in the development of hybrid and battery electric vehicles. However, through the years their momentum has stalled and EV strategies have become less and less aggressive. But have the Japan’s carmakers been completely beaten or can we expect some worthy electric cars from the Land of the Rising Sun? Well, by presenting the already existing Japanese EV SUVs of 2022, today we will prove to you that Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi still have a shot at the market domination.
Don’t forget to check out other #AutomotiveTerritory videos on similar topics:
Upcoming SUVs with coupe body styles in 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj2mes5evDA
Latest British cars that will arrive soon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNrg5F0sr24
List of all models that where shown in this #ATelectriccars video:
00:51 Subaru Solterra
The 2023 Subaru Solterra AKA Sun and Earth crossover is an all-electric crossover that still features the legendary Symmetrical All-wheel drive capability with the X-Mode and can cover up to 250 miles on a charge.
02:20 Sony Vision S2
Most likely, Sony will be entering the automotive market not with the previously released sedan concept, but with its new Vision S-02 SUV offered in 4, 5 and 7-seat configurations.
03:38 Nissan Ariya
2023 Nissan Ariya will be arriving to the US shores in 4 trims and 4 drivetrain configurations: single motor and dual motor with short or long range battery.
05:11 Honda e:NP1 and e:NS1
Honda e:NP1 and e:NS1 are the duo of upcoming electric crossovers from the Japanese brand that will be built by the Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda joint ventures specifically for the Chinese market.
06:33 Toyota BZ4X
The Toyota BZ4X is basically the Subaru Solterra twin built on the dedicated eTNGA platform. It will be sold in 4 trim levels and either single or dual motor all-wheel drive powertrain.
07:46 Mazda MX-30
2022 Mazda MX-30 is the brand’s first all-electric car that uses the ICE platform and retrofits it with an e-SKYACTIV motor and 35.5kWh battery.
09:05 Infiniti QX Inspiration
Infiniti QX Inspiration is a 2019 concept from the brand that previews an upcoming crossover-SUV model, that will most likely be based on the Nissan Ariya.
10:13 Lexus UX300e
The Lexus UX300e is not a dedicated electric vehicle, but rather an ICE retrofit. However, the Japanese manufacturer compensates for the lack or range with premium interior and 10 years or 620,000 miles warranty.
11:38 Mitsubishi Airtrek
2022 Mitsubishi Airtrek revives the company’s crossover nameplate from the early 2000s. Built in cooperation with GAC, it is based on the brand’s Aion V model.
12:48 Lexus RZ 450e
The Lexus RZ 450e prototype is based on the previously unveiled LF-Z Concept. It should be underpinned by the premium specced eTNGA platform with double the range and power of the Toyota BZ4X.
13:58 Nissan Chill-Out Concept Car
This Nissan Chill-Out Concept is futuristic-looking concept that presents the next generation Nissan Leaf. The model transforms into a crossoverish electric hatchback with the next gen e-4ORCE all-wheel drive powertrain.