So far, Toyota has only released a sketch of the planned mid-size SUV BEV

So far, Toyota has only released a sketch of the planned mid-size SUV BEV

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Toyota said on Monday it would soon "preview" a new battery electric mid-size SUV based on the upcoming e-TNGA platform.

Further details will be announced in the coming months, the automaker promised.

At this stage, only a stylised silhouette and details of the platform architecture have been released.

The unnamed preview model will use the automaker's e-TNGA platform which is highly versatile and easily adaptable for a range of product types.

The basic architecture principle is that a number of key elements remain fixed while others can vary. This approach allows variance in vehicle width, length, wheelbase and height.

The e-TNGA platform can also accommodate front, rear or all-wheel drive, with a wide range of battery and electric motor capacities to suit various vehicle types and usage profiles.

By using this versatile approach, the development time for different product variants can be reduced and individual models can be developed in parallel.

The first e-TNGA- based model has already been developed and is being readied for production. Manufacturing will take place at Toyota's ZEV Factory in Japan.

Koji Toyoshima, deputy chief officer, ZEV Factory, said: "Toyota will shortly take the next step in the roll-out of its forthcoming battery electric portfolio by first previewing an all new mid-size SUV in the coming months.

"The versatility and flexibility of e-TNGA technology allows us to design and create vehicles that are not just battery electric but also exciting to drive and beautiful to look at."